Mama June’s weight-loss story is something that we heard about for a solid year. The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star publicly stated that her mission was to lose weight after finding out her husband was cheating on her. The goal was to show up to his wedding looking smoking hot, as any ex would want to do.
Mama June underwent a series of weight-loss surgeries in order to achieve her goal, which was also rooted in health concerns.
“She had gastric sleeve back in May of 2016, and then she slowly started losing weight, and the reason she got the gastric sleeve was because she hit a plateau – she couldn’t lose any weight,” Pumpkin, June’s daughter, said.
The reality star also started an intense regime of diet and exercise.
“Honestly, when I first started losing weight, it was just being more active, being busy with the show and doing more things with Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” she said. “I met with this trainer through my manager… Even though she’s 3,000 miles away, she’s still very supportive through everything. I’m just walking through the neighborhood three miles a day, and just keeping up with that and just keeping up with the kids and just kind of being on the go all the time.”
Mama June lost over 328lbs in total on her journey and looks like a completely different person.
After her big reveal, Mama June seemed to step away from the spotlight. The family no longer had a show on TLC, so it was time to move on with their lives.
However, photos of Mama June surfaced recently, seven months after her red-dress reveal.