'Very proud of you': Mama June Shannon apologizes to daughter Alana on her 17th birthday

'Very proud of you': Mama June Shannon apologizes to daughter Alana on her 17th birthday
Alana Thompson is the youngest of Mama June's four children (Mama June, Alana Thompson/Instagram )

FLORENCE, ALABAMA: Mama June Shannon sent a heartfelt apology message to her daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson on her 17th birthday. June lost custody of her daughter after she was arrested on drug possession charges with ex-boyfriend Geno Doak.

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According to TMZ, the 43-year-old reality star wrote to her daughter on text, “Hope u have a good day,” adding, “I am very proud of [you] with everything … graduating high school which [is] a big deal. I know I have put [you] through a lot and Im sorry.”

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June added that she was “here now” whenever her daughter needs her. She wrote, “I know I’m not perfect by no means but I’m trying my best. I know there is ALOT to be worked and work Through but I have confidence that [we] will.” The 'Mama June: Road to Redemption' star ended the message by sending her daughter Alana “love.” June told TMZ on Tuesday, August 29, that Alana thanked her mom in her reply, and added she loved her too.

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The mother daughter duo have had a tense relationship since June's arrest in 2019, after which her other daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon was granted custody of Alana in April 11.

Honey Boo Boo and Mama June attend Bossip Best Dressed List Event on July 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Alana Honey Boo Boo Thmpson and Mama June Shannon have had a tense relationship since the latter's arrest in 2019 over drug possession (Maury Phillips/Getty Images)

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Speaking to Page Six, June said, "I do see her, I do talk to her. We do communicate. So it wasn’t like any difference. The only difference is she’s not sitting right here beside me in my home every day. Pumpkin stepping up, I'm very grateful because it could've turned into a bad situation. At the time Alana went to go live with Pumpkin at the beginning, I couldn't even take care of my own self, more less take care of anybody else." 

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Alana respnded, "A lot has happened, but I'm kind of over it at this point."
 
According to PEOPLE, though June is working on her sobriety and their relationship, Alana has a hard time deciding how much she should let her mom back into her life. She said, "I'm at the age where I'm not like sitting there, like, 'Oh, I just wish my mommy was going to come home,'" adding, "Mama's going to do what Mama's going to do whether we tell her not to or not."

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She added, "I'm going to graduate soon, but, like, should I even invite you to my graduation because are you even going to come?" After pondering over that question, Alana said, "She's not going to be there just because she wants to be there."
 
 

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