Honey Boo Boo turns 16 and celebrates with older boyfriend Dralin Carswell, 20, as he's grilled by her family about his intentions on latest episode of Mama June: Road to Redemption

Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson turned 16 and celebrated with her older boyfriend and family, on the latest episode of Mama June: Road to Redemption.

The former Toddlers And Tiaras star was thrilled when her beau Dralin Carswell, 20, surprised her by showing up to her intimate bash with flowers and a gift.

However, she was not happy to see another unexpected visitor, her mom June Shannon, 42, who has been busy traveling and crashed the party despite not being invited, exposing her family to Covid-19

Sweet 16: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson turned 16 and celebrated with her older boyfriend and family, on the latest episode of Mama June: Road to Redemption

Sweet 16: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson turned 16 and celebrated with her older boyfriend and family, on the latest episode of Mama June: Road to Redemption

Episode 17 of season 5 starts off where the last episode left off, with Lauryn Efrid (aka Pumpkin), 22, speaking to Dralin during a coffee meet up prior to Alana's party, as she grills him about his intentions for her younger sister.

'My mama's a liar. Been dealing with that for a long time, so I don't need that coming from you, too. You got that?' she said, asking, 'So are you a liar?'

'No,' Dralin calmly replied. 

Surprise! The former Toddlers And Tiaras star was thrilled when her beau Dralin Carswell, 20, surprised her by showing up to her intimate bash with flowers and a gift

Surprise! The former Toddlers And Tiaras star was thrilled when her beau Dralin Carswell, 20, surprised her by showing up to her intimate bash with flowers and a gift

Happy: The surprise came after she thought he wouldn't be allowed at the party, due to her sister's Covid-safety measures

Happy: The surprise came after she thought he wouldn't be allowed at the party, due to her sister's Covid-safety measures 

'Well, I'm just going to let you know that Alana has not had the best of luck with men, as far as her daddy is a POS. Every man that's really basically been in her life kind of just walked out, got that?' she said, protective of her baby sister.

'Alana has been through a lot. Even her mama has put her through some s***. She's barely there. So we're not doing none of that playing-around stuff, okay?'

'I understand,' Dralin replied.

Mama June: However, she was not happy to see her mom June Shannon, 42, who was busy traveling and crashed the party despite not being invited, exposing her family to Covid-19

Mama June: However, she was not happy to see her mom June Shannon, 42, who was busy traveling and crashed the party despite not being invited, exposing her family to Covid-19

'Mama and Sugar Bear have not done anything to protect her. She has to live with neither one of her parents wanting her, neither one of them, like, wanting to put the effort in. So I feel like she doesn't have anybody, and, like, the only person she has is me and Josh,' she said, referring to her husband Josh Efird, 25.

Alana Thompson has been living with Pumpkin and Josh in their new home, along with her sister Jessica Shannon (aka Chubbs), 25. 

'Someone else coming into the picture, I'm not really fond of that, but, I mean, I did give her permission to start dating at 16,' Pumpkin, who gained full custody of Alana in early June 2022, explained.

Protective: Episode 17 of season 5 starts off with Lauryn Efrid (aka Pumpkin), 22, speaking to Dralin during a coffee meet up, as she grills him about his intentions for her younger sister

Protective: Episode 17 of season 5 starts off with Lauryn Efrid (aka Pumpkin), 22, speaking to Dralin during a coffee meet up, as she grills him about his intentions for her younger sister

Warning: 'Alana has been through a lot. Even her mama has put her through some s***. She's barely there. So we're not doing none of that playing-around stuff, okay?' she warned him

Warning: 'Alana has been through a lot. Even her mama has put her through some s***. She's barely there. So we're not doing none of that playing-around stuff, okay?' she warned him

She seemed to warm up to Dralin, and decided to give him a chance after all, as she invited him to Alana's small birthday party, after telling her baby sister that none of her friends could attend due to Covid. 

'Well, you seem like an okay fellow. So what are you doing this coming up week?' she asked, before inviting him to the celebrations. 'I am throwing Alana a party for her birthday. So I was just kind of wondering if maybe, like, as a surprise for Alana, because I know that it would make her real happy, if maybe you showed up.'

'I guess I answered the question right. She invited me to Alana birthday party,' Dralin said in a confessional.

'This is me giving you a chance of trust right here... Because I'm giving you our first secret. So, if you tell Alana... I hate to have to tell you that I will bury you,' Pumpkin joked. 

Warming up: She decided to give Dralin a chance after all, as she invited him to Alana's small birthday party

Warming up: She decided to give Dralin a chance after all, as she invited him to Alana's small birthday party

Happy to attend: 'I guess I answered the question right. She invited me to Alana birthday party,' Dralin said in a confessional

Happy to attend: 'I guess I answered the question right. She invited me to Alana birthday party,' Dralin said in a confessional

The scene then transitioned to Pumpkin, her daughter Ella, four, and aunt Doe Doe - June's sister - at an animal farm, as they discussed the latest news on the Shannon family matriarch.

'Well, you know, I've seen them tabloids. I know. She got that one guy in an apartment, and now he's engaged to someone else,' Doe Doe stated. 

'Damn. The one thing I can say, though, the tabloids haven't been wrong,' Pumpkin said in a confessional with Doe Doe. 

'Well, that's true. They have definitely been right on point,' Doe Doe replied.

Catching up: Pumpkin, her newborn son Bentley, daughter Ella, four, and aunt Doe Doe - June's sister - then met up at an animal farm, as they discussed the latest news on Mama June

Catching up: Pumpkin, her newborn son Bentley, daughter Ella, four, and aunt Doe Doe - June's sister - then met up at an animal farm, as they discussed the latest news on Mama June

'I find out more through them than I do my actual mother. She wants to, like, just leave everybody in the dark and lie about everything, and I'm so f***** sick of it,' Pumpkin said.

'I mean, I don't understand the secrecy of having a boyfriend. I mean, we knew,' Doe Doe replied.

'She doesn't want to help her family, but she sure will throw money at anybody else,' Pumpkin replied. 

'Yep. I mean, she's always been that way. It's nothin' new,' Mama June's sister concurred.

Concerned: 'Well, you know, I've seen them tabloids. I know. She got that one guy in an apartment, and now he's engaged to someone else,' Doe Doe stated

Concerned: 'Well, you know, I've seen them tabloids. I know. She got that one guy in an apartment, and now he's engaged to someone else,' Doe Doe stated

'I haven't even been answering none of her phone calls. She's been calling me, blowing my phone up, texting me. I've been seeing on, like, all her social media stuff, she's doing 50 states in 50 weeks. It's like, "Girl, do you not know covid is a thing?" And I know she ain't wearing her damn mask,' June's daughter stated, concerned. 

'No. She ain't doing what she's supposed to do,' Doe Doe agreed. 

'She's so irresponsible. She's like a f***** child,' Pumpkin complained. 

'Let's get real. You are the mom now. Whether you want to be or not, you're the sister mom. I mean, trust me, I give you all the props, you know that. You're doing it, and it ain't easy,' Doe Doe told Pumpkin. 'It is not easy. But you're making sure that Alana's got what she needs.'

Irresponsible: 'I've been seeing on, like, all her social media stuff, she's doing 50 states in 50 weeks. It's like, "Girl, do you not know covid is a thing?" And I know she ain't wearing her damn mask,' June's daughter said

Irresponsible: 'I've been seeing on, like, all her social media stuff, she's doing 50 states in 50 weeks. It's like, "Girl, do you not know covid is a thing?" And I know she ain't wearing her damn mask,' June's daughter said

Advice: 'Let's get real. You are the mom now. Whether you want to be or not, you're the sister mom. I mean, trust me, I give you all the props, you know that,' Doe Doe told Pumpkin

Advice: 'Let's get real. You are the mom now. Whether you want to be or not, you're the sister mom. I mean, trust me, I give you all the props, you know that,' Doe Doe told Pumpkin

'Mama's raised her to be a certain type of way. Like it's okay to sugarcoat, it's okay to lie, or it's not okay to come up to you and, like, speak to you about stuff, but, like, I want to make that different for Alana, and I have been trying,' Pumpkin revealed. 

'That's why you got to break that curse, and that's what you're doing,' Doe Doe said in support.

'Alana realizes it. Alana's just, like, over her s***. She's like, "I just know at this point, now that I'm expecting Mama to f*** up."' 

'That hurts my heart. That does. That hurts my heart. I mean, let's get real. In the steps of recovery, there's a step in there where you go in to repair your family, your family, not everybody else's, but your family, the one you ripped to shreds and said, "See Ya. Wouldn't want to be Ya,"' Doe Doe said in a confessional.   

Not invited: Pumpkin explained that June would not be invited to Alana's Sweet 16: 'I don't feel like she deserves to be a part of that'

Not invited: Pumpkin explained that June would not be invited to Alana's Sweet 16: 'I don't feel like she deserves to be a part of that'

'So I know that I really want to do something nice for Alana's sweet 16. I mean, I know that she won't be able to have a bunch of friends over again, which is going to suck, but I'm not inviting Mama,' Pumpkin said. 

She further explained: 'I don't feel like she deserves to be a part of that. 'Cause Alana's super pissed. She's like, "No, I would rather her not be here.'''  

The scene then transitioned to Mama June who was doing a speaking engagement at a church, saying she wants to 'show people that you can get clean. You can live a better life. You can get out of a domestic-violence situation.'

Speaking engagement: In the next scene Mama June was doing a speaking engagement at a church, saying she wants to 'show people that you can get clean. You can live a better life.'

Speaking engagement: In the next scene Mama June was doing a speaking engagement at a church, saying she wants to 'show people that you can get clean. You can live a better life.'

'I'm trying to use my platform as being Mama June because I want to use my own experiences to help the next one,'  she explained. 

'Okay. I'm not gonna lie to you. I am nervous as s***,' she said as she got up on the podium.

'You know, my story started way back. You know, at the age of 14, growing up in a drug-infested community, I always told myself, "June, you're not going to be that person. You know, I'm never going to do that." Well, let's fast-forward.'

'It started out as a gram of cocaine to three ounces a day. I couldn't film. I couldn't function. I couldn't do anything,' she explained, as the footage showed clips of her passed out and not being able to film.

Drug habit: 'It started out as a gram of cocaine to three ounces a day. I couldn't film. I couldn't function. I couldn't do anything,' she explained her addiction

Drug habit: 'It started out as a gram of cocaine to three ounces a day. I couldn't film. I couldn't function. I couldn't do anything,' she explained her addiction

'You know, I got busted in Macon County, Alabama. But at that time, I kept using for another year. And didn't know what to do, and the house that I told my daughter that would always be hers, I sold it for $100,000.'

'Guess what - two months later $100,000 was smoked up in cocaine. Um... I stayed in [bleep] hotels. I had my dope man staying there. I ran out of money. I started, like, hustling. I used to have jewelry all on my hands. This is only the ring I've got left.'

'Bracelet that had every one of my daughters' birthstones on it and my grandkids, um... was no longer.'

Difficult: 'The house that I told my daughter that would always be hers, I sold it for $100,000. Guess what - two months later $100,000 was smoked up in cocaine,' she confessed

Difficult: 'The house that I told my daughter that would always be hers, I sold it for $100,000. Guess what - two months later $100,000 was smoked up in cocaine,' she confessed 

'The kids still look at me as that drug addict. They look at me as I'm still a bad person,' she said. 

'Have you had a moment with all of them where you just apologized for the past?' a woman in the crowd asked. 

'It is hard for me to say I'm sorry sometimes. I want to be honest with you, like, there for a while, I just thought that things would go back to normal, like, when I got clean. You know, sometimes it's hard to say I'm wrong. Dealing with that raw emotion sometimes is hard for me to do.'

June was then seen speaking in a confessional, as she said: 'I am sorry for some of the actions that I made, but I do feel like sometimes the girls hold my past and what I've done and what I may be still doing in a way. They think that I'm supposed to be this perfect person, and I'm not. You know, nobody's f***** perfect.'

Sorry, not sorry: June said in a confessional: 'I am sorry for some of the actions that I made, but I do feel like sometimes the girls hold my past and what I've done and what I may be still doing in a way. They think that I'm supposed to be this perfect person, and I'm not'

Sorry, not sorry: June said in a confessional: 'I am sorry for some of the actions that I made, but I do feel like sometimes the girls hold my past and what I've done and what I may be still doing in a way. They think that I'm supposed to be this perfect person, and I'm not'

Tough journey: 'I lost everything. I went through $250,000 of dope in 4 1/2 months. It was to the point towards the end that my dope people were concerned

Tough journey: 'I lost everything. I went through $250,000 of dope in 4 1/2 months. It was to the point towards the end that my dope people were concerned

The footage then cut back to her speaking in front of the crowd: 'I lost everything. I went through $250,000 of dope in 4 1/2 months. It was to the point towards the end that my dope people were concerned. They didn't want to give me dope. I have to tell myself every day when I wake up, "I'm going to stay clean these next 24 hours no matter what life throws at me."'

'Oh, a lot of people don't know this. I just got out of an abusive relationship... Mental, physical, and verbal. And I am trying so hard to not to look in the past, to look forward to, like, what's in front of me, like, right now. And I'm grateful for the person that I found, Justin,' she said, as the camera panned to Justin Stroud in the crowd.

Though they were dating at the time, Mama June is currently married Justin Stroud, 34. The two tied the knot after just a few months of dating.

New man: June then expressed gratitude for new new man - her now husband - Justin Stroud, 34, who was seated in the crowd

New man: June then expressed gratitude for new new man - her now husband - Justin Stroud, 34, who was seated in the crowd

Happily together: Though they were dating at the time, Mama June is currently married Justin Stroud, 34. The two tied the knot after just a few months of dating

Happily together: Though they were dating at the time, Mama June is currently married Justin Stroud, 34. The two tied the knot after just a few months of dating

'I do have a wonderful man right here. Justin is a lot different than Geno, Sugar Bear, any other man that's been in my life. Honestly, he's showing me how somebody can actually be treated good. He supports me in my recovery and whatever I want to do. He doesn't worry about my bank account. Like, he makes me extremely happy,' she said of her new love. 

'So I'm very grateful for him today. He's in recovery hisself, so he kind of understands. I met Justin through rehab. Then me and Justin just started hanging out, and I realized that I was starting to catch a little bit of feelings, more than just friends with Justin.'

Mama June revealed that she pursued her new love interest. 'I told Justin, "Hey, I really like you. I want to see what happens."' Then six days later, he asked me to be his girlfriend.'

Justin then revealed that he felt a little jealous of how much attention June was getting at her speaking engagements:  'At the meetings, it's, like, everybody wanted a piece of June Bug. You know, I'm not jealous, but I'm territorial.' 

Territorial: Justin then revealed that he felt a little jealous of how much attention June was getting at her speaking engagements: 'At the meetings, it's, like, everybody wanted a piece of June Bug. You know, I'm not jealous, but I'm territorial'

Territorial: Justin then revealed that he felt a little jealous of how much attention June was getting at her speaking engagements: 'At the meetings, it's, like, everybody wanted a piece of June Bug. You know, I'm not jealous, but I'm territorial'

The scene then transitioned to Pumpkin setting up the birthday party for Alana. 

'Our little Alana is 16 today. When I was growing up, I didn't have birthday parties. Mama just kind of was just like, "Okay, I'll make you your favorite dinner. And then, like, you'll be on your way." So, for Alana, I want it to be special. You're turning 16. Like, who doesn't have a sweet 16 birthday party? Except me,' she said. 

The camera then followed Alana to her room, where a producer asked: 'How do you feel about your mom not coming to your birthday?'

'I'm so pissed at her. So I really don't even want to her here. I mean, she done left me at the airport, so she showed me that she didn't really care. So why should I?'

Mad: Alana revealed she didn't want her mother to come to her birthday: 'I'm so pissed at her. So I really don't even want to her here. I mean, she done left me at the airport, so she showed me that she didn't really care. So why should I?'

Mad: Alana revealed she didn't want her mother to come to her birthday: 'I'm so pissed at her. So I really don't even want to her here. I mean, she done left me at the airport, so she showed me that she didn't really care. So why should I?'

'And, I mean, she's out spending money on this one and that one, so... I mean, plus, she missed my last two birthdays anyway. So it's kind of becoming a normal thing now.' 

Alana then explained that expensive gifts were not the way to her heart, and would not make her birthday special. 

'Just 'cause you buy me some expensive gifts doesn't mean my birthday is so special. I think that's what she thought "Special" meant, though. Like, just buying some gifts that I want or whatever. That's what I think she think meant "Special" was, but, no, that's not what special is.' 

It's not the gifts that count: Alana then explained that expensive gifts were not the way to her heart, and would not make her birthday special

It's not the gifts that count: Alana then explained that expensive gifts were not the way to her heart, and would not make her birthday special

In the next scene Mama June and Justin were in a hotel, as he helped her prepare for crashing her daughter's birthday.

'The reason why I got this thing is because, like, you know, she was totally, like, into sunflowers and stuff, so I'm really hoping that she still is, because, you know, they're not talking to me right now,' June explained, showing off the gifts she had for Alana. 

'But I'm gonna take all these gifts, and it's gonna work out amazing. Like, even though they haven't talked to me, do they really think I'm not just gonna show up?' she stated. 

Birthday crasher: In the next scene Mama June and Justin were in a hotel, as he helped her prepare for crashing her daughter's birthday

Birthday crasher: In the next scene Mama June and Justin were in a hotel, as he helped her prepare for crashing her daughter's birthday

'Yeah, I mean, I've missed a couple birthdays in my own addiction. Yeah. Whether they want me there or not, I've missed enough. I'm not going to miss this, her turning 16.'

'I try to call 'em every day. No response. I mean, I'm just gonna order, like, a car,' she went on, after which Justin asked if she wants him to drop her off. 

'No, babe. I want my girls to kind of, like, work in to you so I can keep the good thing going. The girls have been through a lot. And I just don't - they're not even talking to me. And so I don't need to have you over there in World War III, and you'd be like, "F***, this family's crazy," and run for the hills. Oh, you already know I'm crazy.'

Too soon: June explained that she would take an Uber, because she didn't want the girls to meet Justin yet, and worried her might think her family is crazy

Too soon: June explained that she would take an Uber, because she didn't want the girls to meet Justin yet, and worried her might think her family is crazy

He likes crazy: Justin replied that she was a little crazy, and he liked it: 'Yeah, you're a little crazy but you're sometimes... My kind of crazy. I like it'

He likes crazy: Justin replied that she was a little crazy, and he liked it: 'Yeah, you're a little crazy but you're sometimes... My kind of crazy. I like it'

'Yeah, you're a little crazy but you're sometimes... My kind of crazy. I like it,' he replied, before June drew him in for a kiss. 

Mama June was then seen arriving at the birthday party carrying gifts - but nobody seemed to be happy to see her, especially not Pumpkin's husband Josh.  

'The fact that June has the audacity to just show up on Alana's birthday uninvited, I mean, is enough to make me explode. So, in order for me not to blow up on June. I'm going to take my a** in a whole nother room away from my family so I don't ruin their day by blowing up on June and saying what I want to say to her. But one of these days, I'm just not gonna be able to bite my tongue,' he said as he left the room.

Good reply: Happy with his reply, June drew him in for a kiss

Good reply: Happy with his reply, June drew him in for a kiss

'Why didn't you invite me to the birthday party?' June asked Pumpkin.

'Because I figured you had plans,' her daughter replied. 

'It is Alana's 16th birthday. I mean, you don't miss, like, milestones like that.'

'What about when I had Bentley? Mm-mm, cat got your tongue?' Pumpkin questioned her, referring to the fact that June missed the birth of her son.��

'I was going through my breakup. I've been trying to call y'all for, like, days now.'

Bringing gifts: Mama June was then seen arriving at the birthday party carrying gifts - but nobody seemed to be happy to see her, especially not Pumpkin's husband Josh

Bringing gifts: Mama June was then seen arriving at the birthday party carrying gifts - but nobody seemed to be happy to see her, especially not Pumpkin's husband Josh

'Okay, and I've been busy,' Pumpkin replied. 

'With what?'

'Uh, taking care of two of your kids, taking care of the two of mine, setting up for Alana's birthday party. And I feel like I said what all I had to say the other day on the phone with you.'

'Okay, but it's her birthday. I got gifts,' June said.

'So gifts are supposed to make it all f***** better?' Pumpkin asked, outraged. 

Upset: 'The fact that June has the audacity to just show up on Alana's birthday uninvited, I mean, is enough to make me explode,' he said, before leaving the room

Upset: 'The fact that June has the audacity to just show up on Alana's birthday uninvited, I mean, is enough to make me explode,' he said, before leaving the room

'I mean, when were you going to hit me with the fact you weren't never coming back, that we're not getting a house together, like I didn't waste all my time going to look for places while y'all were gone?' her other sister Jessica asked.

'I've been, like, trying to follow my passion, helping people in recovery, helping people get away from domestic violence,' Mama June replied. 

'You can barely get yourself out of a situation,' Jessica said. 

'Okay, but helping somebody else get out of a situation that I know,' June went on.

'You can't even get yourself out of a wet paper sack with a tear in it,' her daughter stated, before adding. 'According to the tabloids, you done bought some boy a car, a house, paying the bills.'

Busy: When June asked Pumpkin why she's been too busy to answer her calls, she replied: 'Uh, taking care of two of your kids, taking care of the two of mine, setting up for Alana's birthday party'

Busy: When June asked Pumpkin why she's been too busy to answer her calls, she replied: 'Uh, taking care of two of your kids, taking care of the two of mine, setting up for Alana's birthday party'

In a confessional Pumpkin questioned whether her mother even knew her youngest sister anymore.   

'Mama's got some nerve showing up here. I mean, she's done messed all of us up in the past month, like, everybody. And I don't even think Mama knows Alana anymore. I mean, she thinks a couple of gifts is gonna suffice everything. Like, gifts don't make everything better.'

It turned out that she was right, because when Alana found out about her coming, she was not thrilled.  

'Why is she here? I am a little livid that Mama showed up, because I wasn't important enough for you to hang out in LA. You was all up on your phone with your boy toy, and then you want to show up to my birthday party like I'm just the most special thing to you. Girl, bye. You can leave. This is gonna be the worst birthday ever.' 

Why: When Alana found out about her mother coming, she was not thrilled. 'Why is she here? I am a little livid that Mama showed up'

Why: When Alana found out about her mother coming, she was not thrilled. 'Why is she here? I am a little livid that Mama showed up' 

Pumpkin then went to check on Josh and tried to urge him to join the rest of the family.

'Are you coming out there?'

'Baby, I'm not going out there with your mother. I don't want to hear your mother's mouth either,' he replied. 

'It's super awkward.'

'That's 'cause she wasn't even supposed to be here. You know, if it was up to me, I'd have slammed the door in her face as soon as I saw her, because all she does is come in, f*** everything up, and then leaves.'

'It's a repetitive cycle, and I don't understand why they continuously let her back in their lives just to screw something up. It does not make any sense to me,' he later said in a confessional. 

Still upset: Josh explained why he was frustrated with the situation: 'You know, if it was up to me, I'd have slammed the door in her face as soon as I saw her, because all she does is come in, f*** everything up, and then leaves'

Still upset: Josh explained why he was frustrated with the situation: 'You know, if it was up to me, I'd have slammed the door in her face as soon as I saw her, because all she does is come in, f*** everything up, and then leaves'

'So, I mean, what is Josh's problem with me, Jessica?' June asked her daughter.

'I mean, have you seen what you done? We can tell you why he doesn't like you.'

'Just because your kids are grown don't mean you can just leave them.'

'No, but I don't leave them. You don't ever answer your phone, Alana,' she replied.

Cycle: 'It's a repetitive cycle, and I don't understand why they continuously let her back in their lives just to screw something up. It does not make any sense to me,' he said

Cycle: 'It's a repetitive cycle, and I don't understand why they continuously let her back in their lives just to screw something up. It does not make any sense to me,' he said

'I haven't answered your phone call because of obvious reasons... Because the fact you left me at the airport should be enough said.' 

'Okay, well, whatever, like, y'all just don't understand.' 

'Look at her on her phone texting her new boo.' 

'Yeah. I had to get used to that quick in L.A.' Alana said, suggesting her mother ignored her and spent her time on the phone.

Leaving: After getting too much criticism, June decided to leave the party early

Leaving: After getting too much criticism, June decided to leave the party early

June couldn't take any more of the criticism, and decided to leave the party early.  

'Because y'all don't want me here, I'm going to order a car, and I'm going to leave so you can enjoy your birthday, Alana.'

'I'll believe it when you walk out the door,' she replied. 

'I'm trying to move forward with them. My feelings are crushed, most certainly, but I'm not going to be sitting here and letting them talk to me however they want to and make me have to pay for the mistakes of the past,' June stated.  

He sister Doe Doe was not impressed: 'June's doing just like our mom did. Forgets about the kids and chases the men. And there's money thrown around to attract more men so that she can play the victim later. Yeah, poor pitiful me. Break the cycle. Seriously, break the cycle. I did.'

Surprise! Alana was then pleasantly surprised, when her boyfriend Dralin knocked on the door, and brought her flowers and a necklace for her birthday gift

Surprise! Alana was then pleasantly surprised, when her boyfriend Dralin knocked on the door, and brought her flowers and a necklace for her birthday gift

Alana was then pleasantly surprised, when her boyfriend Dralin knocked on the door, and brought her flowers and a necklace for her birthday gift. 

The two chatted outside, when Josh decided to interrupt them in order to set some rules with Alana's beau. 

'She does live in our house, so the only thing I ask for is respect, honesty, and to treat her really, really good ’cause she hasn’t had the best mother in the world to treat her like she’s supposed to have been treated.'

Rules: The two chatted outside, when Josh decided to interrupt them in order to set some rules with Alana's beau

Rules: The two chatted outside, when Josh decided to interrupt them in order to set some rules with Alana's beau

'If you don’t do all those things, man, I’m just gonna break ya neck, okay?' Josh said to Dralin. He then added, 'But as long as you treat her good, that’s the biggest thing.'

Even though Alana was slightly embarrassed by the interaction, she admitted that it felt nice to have a protective father figure look out for her.

'Pumpkin and Josh definitely think it’s funny or fun to embarrass me, but it’s really not,' she said, before adding, 'At the same time, I’ve never had a father figure there that cares that much for me. And, I mean, it kinda feels good.' 

Pumpkin and Josh are Alana’s primary caregivers, after a Georgia judge granted Pumpkin sole custody of the teen in early June 2022. 

Treat her well: 'She does live in our house, so the only thing I ask for is respect, honesty, and to treat her really, really good ’cause she hasn’t had the best mother in the world to treat her like she’s supposed to have been treated'

Treat her well: 'She does live in our house, so the only thing I ask for is respect, honesty, and to treat her really, really good ’cause she hasn’t had the best mother in the world to treat her like she’s supposed to have been treated'

Sweet: Even though Alana was slightly embarrassed by the interaction, she admitted that it felt nice to have a protective father figure look out for her

Sweet: Even though Alana was slightly embarrassed by the interaction, she admitted that it felt nice to have a protective father figure look out for her

Mama June’s visitation rights are decided by Pumpkin, but she is allowed to call Alana daily and has to pay $800 a month in child support until Alana is 18. 

Alana was happy at the end of her party, saying: 'I'm really, really excited. Now I'm 16. I'm going to be driving soon. I mean, what more could a girl ask for?' 

The last scene in the show took a more serious turn, as a producer got June on the phone to inform her that they received her Covid test back, and she was positive. 

'We got your Covid test back, and you tested positive,' the female producer told her on Facetime.  

Positive: The last scene in the show took a more serious turn, as a producer got June on the phone to inform her that they received her Covid test back, and she was positive

Positive: The last scene in the show took a more serious turn, as a producer got June on the phone to inform her that they received her Covid test back, and she was positive

'It's tough, man, 'cause you were at the party... Alana's sweet 16 where you were in close contact with Pumpkin and Alana, Jessica, Tink. I'm gonna drive down there and kick your ass myself,' she told June.

'Now I'm getting blamed because I've got Covid. Yeah, I mean, I may have exposed the whole entire family, but it's not like I'm meant to,' June said, not taking any blame. 

'It's actually serious. Listen to me. If you're starting to have breathing problems and s*** like, we have to get you to a hospital. You could end up on a f***** ventilator. I'm worried about you, so keep me updated.'

Mama June: Road to Redemption airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on WE tv. 

No guilt: 'Now I'm getting blamed because I've got Covid. Yeah, I mean, I may have exposed the whole entire family, but it's not like I'm meant to,' June said, not taking any blame

No guilt: 'Now I'm getting blamed because I've got Covid. Yeah, I mean, I may have exposed the whole entire family, but it's not like I'm meant to,' June said, not taking any blame

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