After Mama June’s dangerous relationship with a child molester was revealed, fans wondered why child protective services allowed her young daughter Alana — aka Honey Boo Boo — to remain in her home.
A new report now claims the pint-sized beauty queen was close to being removed from her mother’s care, but was ultimately allowed to stay with her mom — as long her father, Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson, agreed to move back in with his estranged wife!
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“Social workers weren’t comfortable with only one adult supervising the three minor children,” a source says, referring to Alana and sisters Lauryn (aka "Pumpkin"), 14, and Jessica (aka "Chubbs"), 17.
“Alana missed having her daddy in the house, and it was suggested by the department that he move back into the house while the investigation was still ongoing. Sugar Bear agreed to do it, but wasn’t happy about it.”
He certainly isn't thrilled, considering tensions between the estranged couple are high. The source explains the two “can’t even be in the same room” but are making it work — since it’s in the best interest of their daughter.
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“June knows the media spotlight is on her, and thinks having Sugar Bear at her side will help boost her image, which has taken a huge hit since the Mark McDaniel pedophile scandal broke,” the source tells Radar.
“Even though they are scheduled to appear at a charity event together, there is no love lost between the two.”