Mama June Calls Her New Mystery Man Her 'Rock' & May Be Considering a TV Wedding

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Well, well, well, it looks like a certain reality star is taking a turn down lover's lane. Mama June is dating a new man who seemingly gives her all the feels. And while we'll have to wait until season two of Mama June: From Not to Hot to find out who it is, from the sound of things, this celeb mom might be ready to say "I do" sooner rather than later.

  • Though we don't know much about Mama June's new love, one thing is quite certain: These two certainly look cozy together.

    Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon catch Mama June kissing on her mystery guy she's secretly dating in the upcoming season of Mama June: From Not to Hot.

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    "I don't know why mama is trying to say, 'oh, I didn't kiss him, I didn't kiss him.' We've seen it with our own two eyes," Pumpkin says during the clip.

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  • "He restored our faith when we thought there were no good men left out there," the mom of four told "People."

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    "It's just been me and the girls for so long, and we've been through a lot," June continued during her exclusive interview

    "It's hard to be able to trust somebody, and it was a lot of walls that he had to break down with me and the girls, honestly .... He's my rock and my best friend. We're together 24 hours a day. I mean it's kind of weird that we don't really have to do anything. We can just chill at the house, or chill with the kids, or just go to the store. I've never been able to enjoy somebody as much as I have him."

  • Honey Boo apparently approves of her mama's new love, which could make steps to the wedding altar a reality -- possibly one we get to see on TV.

    The 12-year-old tells Life & Style, "I feel very happy because I've never seen her smile this much, I swear -- ever in her life. She's always grinning. Always grinning. She always says it's the little things that matter and he does the little things."

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    When asked if she would have a TV wedding -- to which Honey Boo Boo promptly responded, "you know you would!" -- Mama June told Life & Style she can picture marriage in her future, but doesn't exactly need a piece of paper to prove her love. "For the first time in my life, I would say the [m-word] and Mama June in the same sentence -- but a piece of paper isn't going to change my love for him and it wouldn't, ever," the 38-year-old reality star admitted. "Nowadays, you don't have to get married to show that you love somebody. A piece of paper doesn't show that."

  • Mama June's newfound happiness comes after a public on-again, off-again bout with Honey Boo Boo's father, Matt "Sugar Bear" Thompson.

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    The couple tried to save their relationship on Marriage Boot Camp in 2016 before officially ending things. Sugar Bear has since moved on with his life, marrying in February 2017.

  • It's also hard to forget reports the reality star once rekindled a romance with a man who molested her eldest daughter.

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    TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in 2014 after Mama June was spotted with Mark McDaniel after he got out of jail, having spent a decade behind bars for aggravated child molestation. McDaniel reportedly molested an 8-year-old during the time he initially dated Mama June. Tragically, Mark also molested June's eldest daughter Anna when she was 8 in front of her then 3-year-old sister Pumpkin.

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    Anna Cardwell, now 23, once opened up to Entertainment Tonight after reports surfaced Mama June and her abuser were romantically involved -- and how much the thought hurts her. "It's Mama's fault. She has to live with it," Cardwell told ET. She continued:

    "She has [brought] the past back and now she can't get it away. I'm mad. I'm upset. I feel betrayed. I feel very hurt. That's the main thing that I am -- I feel very hurt that Mama let him come around .... She's smiling and giggling when he's around. You know, he's a child molester, Mama. He did this to me. Why would you let him come around the girls knowing what he did? And reportedly done it to another girl? And Mama was like, 'Oh, he never done it to another girl.'"

  • Needless to say, folks are skeptical about Mama June's mystery guy and his intentions.

    As you can imagine, the reaction to Mama June's love isn't exactly positive.

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  • One can only hope this mom's new beloved is as kind and good as she claims he is.

    Guess we'll have to wait and see how everything plays out.

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  • Check out the "Mama June: From Not to Hot" first look here: