Cute couple alert! Fans were first introduced to Mama June‘s boyfriend, Justin Stroud, after they were spotted hiking together in Los Angeles in January 2022. Now, the lovebirds are married. To learn more about Mama June and her newly minted husband, keep reading.
When Did Mama June and Justin Stroud Start Dating?
During their first public outing in January 2022, the pair walked hand-in-hand often taking breaks to pack on the PDA and snap photos together. The Mama June: From Not to Hot star looked casual in a purple sweatshirt and gray pants, while her beau rocked tan pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sneakers.
In October 2021, June hinted at a “new boo” while showing off a photo of his fresh forearm ink to her Instagram. At the time, she didn’t give any clues as to who her love interest was and only tagged the tattoo artist.
“@princeofink always doing an awesome job thanks for hooking up my new boo with some ink see ya soon.”
What Is Justin Stroud’s Job?
Justin works as a tattoo artist, while he is also an auto mechanic.
Has Justin Stroud Been Arrested?
According to court docs obtained by The Sun, Justin had an outstanding arrest warrant on him in Alabama. In November 2019, he was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as burglary at a dwelling in the third degree and theft of property.
He pleaded guilty to the latter two charges. The district attorney’s office, who oversaw Justin’s case, stated he was on probation and was hit with the violation on October 26, 2021.
Justin’s attorney, who represented him on the case, told the outlet, “I’m not aware of any new warrants and the case I represented him on is closed.”
What Has Mama June Said About Her Dating Life?
Mama June opened up about her dating life in December 2021, getting candid about her love life on Facebook. “If they truly make you happy and they are who you want to be with for the rest of your life just make sure they know you are appreciative, grateful and thankful to have them and lucky to have them tell them you love them even you are mad,” she wrote.
Are Mama June and Justin Stroud Married?
After just five months of dating, June and Justin took a major step by getting married. The reality star married Justin at a Georgia courthouse on March 23, 2022, In Touch confirmed. The Sun was first to report the news.
Months after tying the knot, June took to TikTok to confirm she and Justin are married. “I know you guys been seeing it all over the Internet so we are here to clear up some of the rumors YES me and @officialsmallz1 Really got married back in march 23 on our six month anniversary and yes it was so spur the moment,” she wrote alongside the video, which she also shared via Instagram on June 1.
In the video, the newlyweds flashed their wedding rings as they declared they’re “off the market.” Mama June added, “When you know, you just know.”
They then encouraged fans to tune into Mama June: Road to Redemption to learn how their whirlwind love story began.
The couple had a second wedding ceremony in February 2023. Nearly one year after their elopement, June and Justin exchanged vows during a beach wedding in Panama City, Florida.
June’s daughters Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird, Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon and Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell all attended. Meanwhile, her grandchildren Stella, Sylus and Bentley were also included on the guest list.
Following their second wedding, June and Justin exclusively spoke to In Touch about the special day while promoting season 7 of Mama June: Family Crisis.
“It was amazing,” she said, adding that both sides of their family attended. “His family was there and my family was there and that was the only people that was there at our wedding for the whole weekend.”
Justin added that having “everybody there” made it “a bigger moment than just a wedding.”
“There was a lot of moving parts, so for it to all work and it went off smoothly, that speaks volumes and like it turned out as a beautiful weekend,” he continued. “Everybody got to be a part of it. So that meant a lot.”
What Problems Have Mama June and Justin Stroud Faced In Their Relationship?
In a teaser clip for the May 19 episode of Mama June: Family Crisis shared by Entertainment Tonight, fans watched the couple argue after June lied to his mother about whether her kids would attend her bridal shower.
“You know that I’m trying to rebuild the relationship with Mama Dukes and you lied to her,” Justin said.
However, June argued she wasn’t lying because her kids “might show up.”
“Please try not to make me have to lie to my mom again,” Justin responded. “Because that’s putting me in a really rough place, and I don’t want to have to choose between wife or mama.”
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