Are June Shannon and Geno Doak still together? Inside 'Mama June' couple's $900K drug expense and arrest
At one point June sold sneakers online for cash
June Edith 'Mama June' Shannon's life has been mired in controversies. An arrest and a stubborn meth habit took a lot away from her, most importantly precious time with two of her kids - Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and Lauryn Michelle 'Pumpkin' Efird.
While her daughters believe that her boyfriend of six years, Geno Doak, keeps her from being a full-time mother, she thinks otherwise. The first look trailer released by the network showed the couple working towards getting fit while the kids are away, living out of another house. It's not a surprise that they have come this far because together they have endured a lot and probably that is what keeps them glued to each other.
For the longest time, Geno and June have led an erratic life that was underlined by uncontrolled drug use. Not only did it give them a reality check but also a better idea of what it's like to lead a life without loved ones. In March 2019, the couple was arrested at an Alabama gas station for alleged possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Later, June admitted to having a crack cocaine pipe in her car, TMZ reported.
What followed next was a complete downward spiral. After the indictment, June and Geno fell off the radar. While her daughters wanted to extend a helping hand, she didn't seem invested in it and got pushed further down the rabbit hole. Soon, the couple ran out of money and was forced to sell her house, which the kids didn't have any knowledge of. To make ends meet, June even sold sneakers online and pawned a diamond ring for cash.
"I mean, it was a couple of ounces a day," June told Pumpkin during one of the reunion episodes of 'Mama June: Family Crisis' and continued: "Our habit was $2,500 a day, if not more." Just shy of 14 months of sobriety, the reality TV star told Access Hollywood that in the final year of addiction, the duo spent close to $1 million. "My bank accounts were overdrawn tens of thousands of dollars," she said and confirmed: "I would say the last year of our addiction, We spent probably a good $900 thousand."
Even though Geno and June have been clean for over a year now, the trial will is due. If found guilty they could face several years in prison. Last year, reports confirmed that the court dates were pushed from April 2020 to fall. However, there's been no update on it since. Hopefully, the new season will explore the case further.
Catch more of June and Geno when 'Mama June: Road Redemption' premieres on WE tv on March 19 at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.