MAMA June admitted she was “living in her car” before going to rehab following a crack cocaine bust.
The reality star is facing two years in prison on drug charges, while her boyfriend Geno Doak could end up spending up to ten years inside.
Mama June and her boyfriend Geno Doak are facing time in prison on drug chargesCredit: AMC
While promoting her new show, Mama June: Road to Redemption, the 41-year-old spoke about her life before getting clean.
June said: “We were staying in Jackson, Georgia, [We weren’t] using because we didn’t have any money.”
June was arrested on drug charges after police discovered a crack pipe on herCredit: Mason County Sheriff
The 41-year-old is 14 months soberCredit: We TV
The From Not to Hot star revealed that it was during a visit to a chapel that Geno, 45, started crying and declared they needed to have treatment.
June recalls: “[He said] I’m tired of this life.'” I know at that point I was tired. I was tired long before that. And, you know, we did it. I texted the girls, I texted my production company. And two days later we were on a plane.”
June and Geno were arrested for possession of a controlled substance – crack cocaine – and possession of drug paraphernalia – a crack pipe – in March 2019.
Geno was also charged with domestic violence.
Mama June is trying to make amends with her youngest daughter Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ ThompsonCredit: we tv
June’s daughters tried to have an intervention but it didn’t workCredit: WE tv
In October 2019, their attorney entered a not guilty plea on their behalf in the Alabama court and The Sun exclusively revealed that the 41-year-old TV star and Geno have a court trial, which is still pending to this date.
In a previous episode, fans saw June’s daughters Anna, 25, Jessica, 23, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird, 20, and Alana “Honey Honey Boo,” Thompson, 15, had an intervention.
But despite her daughter’s pleas, she didn’t seek help; Honey has been living with her sister Pumpkin after her mom ran off with Geno.
Since leaving rehab, June moved to Florida to focus on her sobriety and is currently estranged from her daughters.
Geno and June are both clean and sober as they await their court trialCredit: YouTube / WE
Alana is living with her sister Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ EfirdCredit: Instagram
The Sun recently revealed that June is still trying to make amends with her youngest daughter, Honey.
June told The Sun: “We’re still trying to make that amends and make sure we are straight.
“If I can’t be straight, I can’t be straight for somebody else. We’ve only been through six episodes. We’re still writing our real reality story.”
Mama June: From Not to Hot: Road to Redemption airs Fridays at 9/8c on WeTV.