Mama June Makes Shocking Confession About Pumpkin's Biological Dad (VIDEO)

Mama June ShannonEvery time we think we've heard the worst of the Honey Boo Boo scandal involving Mama June Shannon getting back together with ex-boyfriend and convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, something even more awful breaks, and all we can do is shake our heads and wonder what the heck was this woman thinking?

The latest? Mama June's daughter Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell gave an interview this week in which she not only said she had been molested by McDaniel, but also said she believed him to be her sister Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon's dad. Turns it that Pumpkin's dad may be a different convicted sex offender entirely.


I can't even make this stuff up. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Mama June said, "I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to lose ... I just want, honestly, to tell my side of the story and let’s move on."

And her side of the story is that Pumpkin's biological father isn't McDaniel. Nope, according to June, Pumpkin and Chickadee are her only two children who share two parents, and their dad is none other than registered sex offender Michael Anthony Ford. This fine specimen of a human being spent time behind bars after being caught on To Catch a Predator in 2005, for the "sexual exploitation of minors."

Got it? Pumpkin's dad isn't that one sexual predator, he's the other one. Gah.

"Jessica and Pumpkin have the same dad, but Jessica's dad has had nothing to do with her over the years," she admitted. "So, why the hell would I open up that can of worms until today? I lied to my family and told them it was somebody else."

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Oh but wait, there's more, because of course there's more. June admitted that she does believe "something" between McDaniel and Anna, but that she felt the need to see him twice since he got out of jail in order to achieve "closure" for Pumpkin.

"Since two months to almost six years, she knew nobody but him," she said of her 14-year-old daughter. "She was starting to resent Anna and she was starting to ask me questions. I can't answer those questions for Pumpkin. I was sitting right there with twelve other people [and them]. It was a conversation that she wanted answers to: what happened, why did he leave, if he was her real father. He admitted to her, 'No.' [And] I had already told her that but, you know, she wanted to hear from both sides of the story."

When asked if she understood why people were so upset over these revelations, June confessed, "I understand that ... and honestly it's not like I'm seeing him everyday, I promise ... I wanted to be able to give one of my other daughters closure and now Pumpkin is happy, that piece of our life is over."

Well if she promises then. What a sad and sordid situation this has all ended up being! Our hearts go out to those kids, and we hope that they are all able to heal from this trauma and get on with their lives.

Are you shocked by this new twist in the Honey Boo Boo scandal?


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