Anna Cardwell, best known as “Chickadee” from the former hit TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, has said that not all is well with mother June Shannon (a.k.a. Mama June), despite recent reports that the pair were well on their way to patching things up. While she confirms that the two have been doing their best to work through their circumstance on a slow and steady basis, she tells TMZ that they have an extremely long way to go and that she is not entirely certain that their relationship will not end up falling through the cracks once more.
Cardwell originally cut off all ties with her mother once she found out that the 35-year-old was back in regular contact with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, who served 10 years in prison for molesting the girl in question herself. The 20-year-old mother of one could not believe that her mother had reinstated a relationship with the man following his release from prison, given what he had done to her and what it had cost their family to begin with. She subsequently cut off Shannon’s access to her granddaughter accordingly, 2-year-old Kaitlyn, due to the fact that she was significantly worried that her mother would bring said child molester around the toddler and she was not going to risk that happening in any way shape or form.
While Shannon has insisted that McDaniel is out of her life for good, and that she only met with him in order to bring closure to her middle daughter Lauryn, Cardwell is unsure that her mother is telling the truth and is extremely hesitant to bank on the idea that the pair’s connection has been severed for good. This is due in part to the fact that her mother’s relationship with McDaniel had extended far past his incarceration for molesting Cardwell; indeed, Shannon is said to have kept a box of mementos in the family’s McIntyre home relating to her relationship with the man, something that now estranged partner Sugar Bear voiced his discontent over multiple times over their nine-year relationship. The woman’s relationship with McDaniel is said to have been rekindled immediately after his release from prison back in March, and is reportedly the straw that broke the camel’s back in terms of her already strenuous relationship with Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson.
News of Cardwell and Shannon’s potential reconciliation broke last week, after it was revealed that the mother had given the daughter over $15,000 worth in cheque regarding a dispute over Cardwell’s trust fund. The 20-year-old had previously accused her mother of stealing the money from her fund without her permission, something Shannon has since denied doing. While she admitted that she had taken the finances from said account, she says that she only did so in order to pay for her daughter’s rent, cell phone bill, and various other living expenses per month that the girl could not handle on her own.
It remains to be seen whether or not Anna Cardwell and mother June Shannon will truly make amends and find a way to move on with their respective lives with all that has happened. Sources say that the situation is being taken one day at a time.
By Rebecca Grace