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Mama June, 42, is dating auto mechanic Justin Stroud, 34, after teasing she has a ‘new boo’ while showing off his tattoo

MAMA June Shannon recently declared that she has a ‘new boo’ while showing off a photo of his fresh forearm tattoo to her Instagram, and now The Sun can exclusively reveal that her mystery man is Alabama auto mechanic Justin Stoud, 34. 

June, 42, who broke up with her longtime boyfriend Geno Doak earlier this year, and was briefly linked to TikToker Jordan McCollum, showed off a video of her new love’s fresh ink in an Instagram story in October. 

Mama June Shannon shared she had a 'new boo' in October and flashed his tattoo on InstagramCredit: TikTok
The Sun can exclusively reveal that Mama's new boyfriend is auto mechanic Justin Stroud, 34Credit: Justin Stroud/Instagram

The money-rose tattoo sits above an older piece Justin had done. 

In her October IG story clip, the reality star didn’t give any clues as to who her new love interest was, and only tagged the tattoo artist, and thanked him for the piece. 

She captioned the video of money-rose artwork: "@princeofink always doing an awesome job thanks for hooking up my new boo with some ink see ya soon." 

Almost a week later, Justin showed off the new ink in a bathroom on his Instagram page. 

June and her daughters Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo Thompson, Lauryn Pumpkin’ Efird, and Jessica ‘Chubbs’ Shannon have been filming in Georgia throughout the fall, according to several sources.  

The reality star and her family have been filming Mama June: Road to Redemption, and it appears that Justin has been escorting his lady love around and was spotted with her as she ran errands recently, according to a source. 

Mama’s most recent daliance was with 24-year-old TikToker Jordan McCollum, and while she insisted he was only her best friend, The Sun revealed she had spent tens of thousands of dollars on the young man during their brief time together. 


The Georgia native's flirty tattoo posts followed her Vegas trip with Jordan, a TikToker made famous for his sobriety journey. 

In a series of photos exclusively obtained by The Sun, the couple was seen exiting a stretch limousine at their luxury VIP hotel accommodations on the strip in Sin City. 

The young video creator previously bragged about the getaway he was about to embark on, as he told his followers he was flying from Alabama to Atlanta and then onto Vegas. 

Jordan was even able to win $2,600 at a slot machine on their first night in town. 

Before their trip, June told one of his family members about their travel plans on her social media. 

“I can’t wait to see his reaction as we fly into the city at night and just to see his reaction overall while we are there but I think we deserve it just to be able to get away," she gushed. 


Late last month, the mother of three teased a new season of her reality show as she prepared to film. 

Over a makeup-free photo complete with wet hair she wrote:  "Headed to Georgia to do a lil filming. Can't wait for y'all to see what is going on with the family this upcoming season." 

There has been no word if either of Mama June's love interests will be featured in the newest installment. 


The 42-year-old had a tumultuous relationship with her ex Geno as the couple struggled with substance abuse and both got arrested during their three-year-romance. 

Last week, The Sun exclusively revealed that Geno had been sentenced to 16 months in prison on drug charges after his ex narrowly avoided any jail time related to the same 2019 incident.

According to court records, Geno was admitted into the Alabama prison system on July 29, and was given a release date of November 28, 2022.  

Geno's sentence will be served through the Community Corrections Program based out of Macon county.

The reality star and her longtime boyfriend were arrested outside an Alabama gas station on charges of possession of crack cocaine on March 15, 2019. 

Geno was also hit with a third-degree domestic violence charge, as well as a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Back in October Mama shared a clip of Justin's new tattoo without revealing his identityCredit: Instagram
A week later, her new boyfriend finally shared the new ink to his brand new Instagram accountCredit: Justin Stroud/Instagram
June was in a longterm relationship with Geno Doak- they were arrested on drug charges in 2019Credit: The Mega Agency
Mama June and daughter Honey Boo Boo look unrecognizable in resurfaced Toddlers and Tiaras video

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