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Reality star Mama June secretly marries lover after just months of dating

American reality TV star Mama June, 42, has reportedly married her younger lover in a ceremony in March.

The mum-of-four, who is famous for appearing in the hit show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, tied the knot with boyfriend Justin Stroud, 34, on March 23, reports The Sun.

The American star is said to have married Justin in a quiet ceremony in a courthouse in the US state of Georgia, following just a few months of dating.

Engagement rumours were sparked in March when the couple were spotted shopping for rings at a jewellery shop in Alabama.

Speaking to The Sun recently, reality star June was full of praise for her now husband, Justin.

She told the publication: "We've known each other going on a year now. We were best friends and we decided to take it to the next step in the last eight months."

Mama June's – whose real name is June Shannon – relationship with her reported husband Justin comes after she split with her ex Genoa Doak following a complicated relationship.

Mama, who found stardom as the mother of vivacious Honey Boo Boo, opened up about her time with "abusive" ex Geno in an episode from the new reality show, Mama June: Road to Redemption.

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She claimed in the show that she should have brought her relationship with Geno to an end far earlier than she did and revealed the reason why she hadn't.

Speaking to the camera, Mama June said: "You know, I should've left Geno a long time ago. He got domestic violence charges. I shouldn't have dropped those, but I was scared like a lot of women are."

Mama's former relationships include being with Mike Thompson, who was known as Sugar Bear on the show – the pair were engaged for 16 months.

She and Sugar Bear decided to cut ties following a tumultuous relationship which ended in September 2014.

Despite the duo never formally marrying, they did have a commitment ceremony.

In 2019, June and Geno were arrested following a domestic dispute, and she shared that she was in fear of her life following that incident.

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