A Lamb coming to the defense of an embattled Bear.
You don’t see that often in the animal kingdom. Nor do you see the same creature birth a Pumpkin and a Chickadee, then drop 300 pounds.
We’re not entirely sure where we were going with that, but not all intros can be winners, and you get the general idea. The point remains:
Nothing about June Shannon’s life is conventional.
The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch recently lost 300 pounds on Mama June: From Not to Hot, but she can’t shed her baggage.
Her weight loss chronicles became a sleeper hit for WE tv, especially in later weeks when it delived into June’s relationship with Sugar Bear.
To make a long story short, June said Sugar Bear abused her, a claim that is not sitting well with his new wife Jennifer Lamb. At all.
June publicly savaged Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson as a wife-beater and serial cheater, allegations he denies – and his new wife is livid over.
Jennifer Lamb, 43, married Suge, 45, this winter, and took to her Facebook page to assail Shannon and come to her husband’s defense.
“I have the best man in the world that loves my kids, and loves his daughter very much also,” Lamb, a mother of two, said in her post.
“So go ahead [and] judge but at the end of this day he only has one judge,” Jennifer said, though clearly she isn’t taking this lying down.
The only time, she says, that she’s ever seen Sugar Bear get angry was at the Mama June: Not To Hot reunion taping (video above).
When the discussion veered into a zone he didn’t care for, Mike absolutely lost his s–t on June and Shannon’s daughter Pumpkin, 17.
He also lost his shirt, in the literal sense.
“If you keep a cat cornered and poking at it, it’s finally going to get tired and come out [of] the corner fighting,” Lamb said of the outburst.
Lamb adds that Shannon’s story about Thompson abandoning daughter Alana (Honey Boo Boo) after their nasty 2014 split is bulls–t.
The “doting” father called and texted his daughter every day for months, Lamb alleged; Sugar Bear said June lied about this as well.
According to the Bear-Lamb camp, June largely and repeatedly ignored his requests to spend time with the retired mini-pageant queen.
“Mike and I went every weekend to [Hampton, Ga.] to see Alana.
“He would get up around 11 a.m. and call June to be able to see his daughter, then it would be 4-5 p.m. before she called back to let him see her.”
“And then sometimes we would sit there and never get to see her. I have him calling and texting every other day up until the first of the year.”
After that setback, he began trying even harder, Jennifer says:
“Then he started texting and calling about four times a week.”
Thompson vehemently denies Shannon’s allegations that abused her or that he left her children with “emotional and physical scars.”
“The abuse allegations are not true,” Suge said earlier this month. “This is not true, any of it. June won’t let me see or talk to Alana.”
“The last time I saw Alana was at mine and Jennifer’s wedding … I’ve tried to stay in touch with my daughter but June won’t let me.”
Moreover, “I never told Alana to lose weight or said anything to Alana about her weight. June’s a damn liar. I would never hurt Alana.”
There’s no love lost in either direction, clearly.
Asked recently if she has any feelings at all for her longtime partner, June said “No. I’ve never hated anybody as much as I hate him.”
“I have to call him out on his bullsh-t,” she added, defending her recent media blitz. “How, like, reality hit. I knew what I needed to do.”