Reality star Mama June Shannon has opened up about her love life, revealing she's dating a new lover.
She told PEOPLE of the man she's currently declining to name: ‘He’s my rock and my best friend, We’re together 24 hours a day.’
The 38-year-old star, who is a mother to Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson and Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, said, ‘I’ve never been able to enjoy somebody as much as I have him’.
It's some rare good news for the star, who has recently endured the cancellation of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after accusations came to light that the mother of four was dating a man reportedly convicted of molesting her daughter Anna, something she denied.
Shannon went on to discuss what her children thought of her new romance, saying ‘It’s just been me and the girls for so long, and we’ve been though a lot.
‘It’s hard to be able to trust somebody, and it was a lot of walls that he had to break down with me and the girls, honestly.’
Audiences will first meet Mama June’s new man in the season 2 premiere of Mama June: From Not to Hot.
‘He didn’t know who Mama June was when I met him,' she said. 'His kids did, but he had no idea who I was. And that’s what I like about it. We grew up in the same town but didn’t know one another.'
This article originally appeared on New Idea.