Some of June’s newfound happiness can be attributed to her new boyfriend Justin Stroud, whom she started dating in September 2021.
“I met Justin a year ago. He had no idea what I was going through,” she shared. “He was texting me, ‘Hey, how you doing? I was thinking about you today. Hopefully, you have an amazing day.’ And those small little text messages when you’re going through some trauma in your life, you don’t realize how much it is.”
June isn’t the only member of her family in a happy relationship, as her daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 16, has been dating college student Dralin Carswell, 20, for several months, though some people aren’t as supportive of their relationship.
“She doesn’t get hate for necessarily the age difference, it’s because she’s in an interracial relationship,” June told Daily Pop. Pointing out that her daughter is no longer a little pageant girl, June believes that Alana should be with whoever she wants to be with.