Even though he’s been behind bars for the past decade, registered sex offender Mark McDaniel was always in Mama June’s heart — and even in her home — according to a new report.
Despite rumors that Sugar Bear had cheated on his wife, leading them to separate in September, it’s now believed that Mama June might’ve been the one to end their union as she was still emotionally invested in her relationship with Mark.
Multiple sources say June kept a box of photos of her and Mark - who was convicted of aggravated child molestation after forcing oral sex on Anna, Mama June’s now 20-year-old daughter, when she was 8.
Despite Sugar Bear’s protesting because he felt his wife was still “emotionally in a relationship” with Mark, she refused to get rid of them.
Additionally, the family believes she was seeing her former lover since he was released from jail in March — and used the online dating story as an “out” to leave behind a relationship she had long given up on.
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And Sugar Bear isn’t the only one worried about their rekindled romance — regardless of when it began. After Anna, also known as “Chickadee” on the show, confirmed she was the victim of Mark’s abuse, she spoke out against her mother.
“I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him,” Anna told Radar. “I’m hurt.”