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Mama June has finally decided to set the record straight and open up about her relationship with convicted sex offender Mark McDaniel.
She spoke to ET’s Brooke Anderson and revealed some pretty shocking details from her past.
The 35-year-old TLC reality star and mother of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” has claimed that she has seen McDaniel only twice since his release from prison, once at a coincidental meeting and the second time to give closure to Pumpkin who believed McDaniel was her father.
“I was sitting right there with twelve other people. It was a conversation that she (Pumpkin) wanted her answers: what happened, why did he leave, you know, if he was her real father. He admitted to her, no. I had already told her that but, you know, she wanted to hear from both sides of the story.”
Mama June also revealed the identity of Pumpkin’s real father. His name is Michael Anthony Ford, he is also Jessica’s father and he is a convicted sex offender who served time for sexual exploitation of minors.
“Jessica and Pumpkin have the same dad, but Jessica’s dad has had nothing to do with her over the years. 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.”