It’s been almost a year since “Mama June” Shannon and her family catapulted into fame when their show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, became an instant hit. As her star has risen, June has taken notice of a certain Hollywood hottie. In a recent interview with In Touch, the self-proclaimed redneck revealed who her celebrity crush is – Mario Lopez.
During a segment of his 104.3 MYfm radio show, Mario reveals he caught wind of June’s admission by picking up a copy of this week’s In Touch. After reading the news, the Extra host makes one thing clear: June’s admiration has not gone unheard.
“In the latest installment of In Touch magazine, there is an interview with Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and they ask her if she has a celebrity crush,” Mario says. “And you’ll never believe it. She said it’s me. Yes, yours truly is Mama June’s celebrity crush!”
Floored by the news, Mario is having trouble containing his excitement. In fact, he is even reaching out to the Honey Boo Boo matriarch in hopes that they can hang out.
“I am flattered. I am honored and being that I am a big fan of Mama June,” Mr. Lopez says, “I’d like to formally invite her here to come join us here on the show and hang out.”
From the sounds of it, it seems like Mario might have a crush on June, too!
“She is super sweet and funny, and obviously has got a big hit on her hands. I don’t know if Mrs. Lopez has anything to worry about at the moment,” the 39-year-old teases. “However, you never know. Once we’re in each other’s company, there could be chemistry, fireworks. I’m just saying.”
So what about Sugar Bear? Surprisingly, Mario is not one bit scared of June’s husband of two months.
“Sugar Bear might have to step back because I, too, appreciate a curvy woman.”
What do you think of Mario and “Mama June’s” mutual crushes? Sound off in comments!