“I’m bisexual,” the matriarch, whose real name is June Shannon, said. “It’s no big deal, I was young and experimented with it, never went pro though just played the minor leagues.”
The mother-of-four, who split from her TLC co-star Sugar Bear in 2014, made headlines last fall when reports started circulating that she had started dating Mark McDaniel, a child molester who was in prison for the last 10 years after forcing June’s daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, to perform oral sex on him.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, June admitted that she had only seen McDaniel twice since his release and that her other daughters — Lauryn ‘”Pumpkin” Shannon and Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon — were fathered by another convicted child molester named Michael Anthony Ford.
“I understand that … and honestly it’s not like I’m seeing him everyday, I promise,” she said of McDaniels. “I wanted to be able to give one of my other daughters closure and now Pumpkin is happy, that piece of our life is over.”
Pumpkin later revealed in an Inside Edition interview that she’s also bisexual.
According to TMZ, June is currently single and ready to mingle.