The Department of Children and Family Services is also concerned about the welfare of Mama June's girls, as the authorities are investigating the family to be sure that the children are safe. After interviewing her three youngest girls (Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, 9, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, 14, and Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon, 18), authorities determined that they were not physically or emotionally harmed by Mama June reuniting with her ex, convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
The former reality star admitted that she saw McDaniel twice since his release from jail and that she did it for two reasons: closure for her daughter Pumpkin, who at one time believed that McDaniel might be her father, and because she felt sorry for McDaniel after learning of his leukemia diagnosis.
TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after the release of pictures showing Mama June and McDaniel house hunting side by side. A photo also surfaced on TMZ showing Mama June in bed with McDaniel, but Mama June claimed that the picture is fraudulent.
"I had a company analyze that one and it's been photo shopped," said Mama June.