Mama June Shannon’s daughter, Alana Thompson, got emotional as she “finally” accepted her mom’s boyfriend, Geno’s, apology for past legal and substance abuse issues.
The reality star’s longtime partner, Geno Doak, took Alana, also known as Honey Boo Boo, out for dinner in an attempt to make peace following years of family turmoil.
Seated at a beachside restaurant, Geno brings the subject up, and says: “We don’t have to get into anything you don’t want to, but I can tell when you visit and come up to the door, your face is like ‘oh damn, there’s Geno.’
“That’s what I don’t want. I want things to get back to the way they were before.”
Alana, 15, nods in agreement, and explains her thought process: “It was a little weird for me at first because we hadn’t seen y’all in like a year.
“So all the memories of all we had started coming back. You and mama, you hurt me a lot.”
The teen held back tears but was getting emotional – as Genos’s eyes swelled up with water.
Moved by her words, he responded: “We did a lot of damage. Not just we, but me.
'I can make excuses like ‘oh addiction or whatever’ but it’s disgusting and I am sorry. I know it’s been difficult for you,” he added.
“Yeah it was really hard. At one point, we even had to move. We stayed in a hotel for awhile because Mama had some people you didn’t give money back to,” Alana said.
She sighed heavily and looked down – attempting not to cry – and ended the conversation abruptly.
“It was crazy though, for sure,” she said as she looked at the table taking another bite of her meal.
Geno then pleads for forgiveness, asking: “I hope you can forgive me because I do want you as part of my life and I do love you.”
Alana nods and tells her mom’s boyfriend: “I think we’re on the right track. I feel like things are getting better. I really like it here.”
In a confessional, Geno tells the cameras: “To hear how bad I have hurt her is hard. But I mean, recovery isn’t easy. This is the beginning of us mending our relationship.”
Back in March 2019, June and boyfriend Geno were arrested on drug possession charges, including possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges in Alabama.
While June, 41, struggled with substance abuse, her youngest daughter Alana has been living with older sister Pumpkin, 21, and her husband Josh.
The Mama June: From Not to Hot stars have since focused on their sobriety while living in Florida.
However, after Alana “Honey Boo Boo” talked to Geno, she revealed she wants to stay with her now-sober mother.
After she spent a week poolside at the couple’s house, Alana told Pumpkin: "I was gonna see if you and Josh don't mind if I just stayed here a little bit extra.”
Pumpkin- whose real name is Lauryn Efird- asked how Alana "expected to get back home" to Georgia.
After Alana said that June and Geno would book her a flight back, she added: "It's just so nice to see Mama how she is. It's kind like she's old Mama now.”
Pumpkin said she enjoyed seeing June in a better place, though continued: "Let's not forget what they have done and that still are under a year sober. And just like Dr. Ish told us, statistically they are supposed to fail.”
Alana replied: "I wanna be around Mama. I haven't been around her in a minute and she's back sober- her and Geno both.”
The older sister said it was "pushing it" to let Alana stay with the couple as they focus on their sobriety, though the teen argued: "It's not that much longer.”
In a confessional interview, Pumpkin admitted she understood why Alana wanted to stay in Florida with June longer.
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