After initially being a huge hit, ratings for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are sagging and the show has become stale. After all, for all their red neck eccentricities the family is pretty normal. Kinda. But are Mama June and Sugar Bear faking their cheating scandal for a storyline?
Sources share that the Boos Boos may have sold out to pressure to save their declining reality show and that producers helped orchestrate Sugar Bear‘s cheating to give the show a more exciting direction. Especially now that daughter Alana is done with pageants, the drama has been pretty lackluster. Season 1 averaged about 3 million viewers an episode, but the most recent fourth season had a season high of 1.8 million viewers an episode.
Publicly Sugar maintains that yes, he did make a profile on a online dating site, but that he “never acted on anything.” And “absolutely would never” cheat on June. But in secret he confirms that the scandal was a set-up – and Sugar is furious that he left himself be talked into such shenanigans!
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“This whole thing has just been grueling for Sugar Bear,” a source explains to In Touch. “He doesn’t like people thinking he cheated on his baby mama. He is a simple guy who is being used and it’s just sad.”
“Privately, Sugar Bear is saying TLC is using this as a ploy to get ratings for their reality show,” the source revealed. The source continues that the Boos Boos know this is their chance to save their show. “It just isn’t the hit that it once was… the fact that they are indeed filming right now when these cheating allegations surfaced speaks volumes.”
And filming now they are – the Boo Boo clan has seen a resurgence of news stories on sites such as TMZ over the last few days – and it seems the network is having a field day capturing the drama of Mama June moving out and starting over without Sug.
TMZ spotted the mom of 4 house hunting and looking to do a major upgrade from the family’s one “cozy” abode. June is hoping looking to move closer to relatives in Hampton, GA – an hour away from Sugar!
Hopefully Mama June is still saving that money – she was previously determined to keep her family humble and her girls grounded despite the family’s insta-fame and fortune. Or maybe that was just a storyline too…
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