'F**k him!': Mama June vows to get 'revenge body' as she tries to find date for ex Sugar Bear's wedding in From Not To Hot premiere
Her ex Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson recently confirmed he wed Jennifer Lamb, 45.
And 'Mama' June Shannon vowed to show her former flame what he's missing in her WE tv reality show Mama June: From Not To Hot which premiered on Friday night.
The 37-year-old was shown in tears in a hospital bed as she was about to be wheeled in for her weight loss surgery to help her get a dramatic new 'revenge' body.
Transformation: 'Mama' June Shannon vowed to lose weight in her WE tv series Mama June: From Not To Hot which premiered on Friday night
Mama and Sugar starred together on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and then Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars where it was revealed Thompson cheated on his ex.
She dumped him after she found out 'the b***ard was cheating on me,' but was convinced he was trying to persuade her to get back with him when he instead told her: 'Actually, I'm getting married.'
And he poured more salt in her wound by saying this time it was 'the real deal' with Lamb, unlike the 'commitment ceremony' he had with her.
'It's not like I want Sugar back or anything, but I’m not ready to see him with anyone else, either,' she admitted on camera.
Revenge reality star: The 37-year-old wanted to show ex Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson what he's missing ahead of his upcoming wedding to Jennifer Lamb
'F**k him!': It was revealed Sugar Bear cheated on Mama June during their appearance on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
'Shoot that motherf***er!': Thompson poured salt in the wound by announcing he was getting married when Mama June thought he was going to say he wanted to get back together with her
'I told the bastard to move the f**k on, but I didn’t think he would move along this soon,' she said, with her heard shouting 'F**k him! Shoot that motherf***er!' as he left the house.
It was her niece Amber who told her that 'next biggest thing in Hollywood' is 'the revenge diet' and persuading her to go to Sugar Bear's wedding 'and just be drop dead gorgeous.'
'Put on a nice little tight dress and go and say, "Huh, look what you're missing!"' she told June, who had already lost some weight from the stress of the split and started the series at 352 pounds.
She also set out to find a 'hot date' for the wedding, and started using online dating apps, clearly excited for her first date with a local auto parts store manager named Jeff.
Dramatic decision: The mother-of-four was shown in tears in a hospital bed as she was about to be wheeled in for her weight loss surgery to help her get a new 'revenge' body
'The type of guy I'm looking for is older, taller, got their s**t together,' she said, adding: 'Basically the way opposite end of the spectrum from Sugar Bear.'
The mother-of four is seen during her disastrous first attempts at dieting, and even more disastrous stab at online dating - with the first man she met running away from their lunch date while pretending to go to the bathroom.
During the date, as well as scratching her underboob and complaining about her 'side titty sagging' she hit him with so many questions he told her of their date: 'I just don't want it to be like a job interview.'
But the final straw seemed to be his horror when she told him: 'Sex is not the number one priority to me.'
Dating disaster! The mother-of four is seen during her horrendous first attempts at online dating with a man named Jeff, 42
Shameless style: During the date, she scratched her underboob and complained about her 'side titty sagging'
Claiming he had to go to the bathroom, Jeff, 42, instead ran into the parking lot to his car, and was chased down by a producer of the show, telling her: 'It's just not gonna work - better nip it in the bud, you know.'
Once told, June, who had thought the date was 'going pretty well,' called Jeff 'the most rudest piece of s**t I've ever met.'
She then sulked and hit up the fatty fried buffet foods she had earlier avoided.
'If dating's going to be like this, I don't need dating,' she complained to her daughter Pumpkin once she arrived home while eating from a huge tub of ice cream.
Check please! The final straw seemed to be his horror when she told him: 'Sex is not the number one priority to me'
Getaway: Claiming he had to go to the bathroom, Jeff instead ran into the parking lot to his car
'I think me and the ice cream are gonna go on a date next.'
It was the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star's manager, Gina Rodriguez, who finally persuaded her to seek out surgery, in part because she was getting interest from people wanting to book 'Skinny Mama June' after she flagged up her plans for an amazing transformation.
Mama June initially completely misunderstood the gastric sleeve surgery, thinking it would be a simple way for her to 'still lose weight' without having to 'work out that much.'
She could not hide her shock when surgeon, Dr Michael Feiz, explained that it would mean eating only liquids for the first month after the surgery, and still just soft foods months later.
Next! He was chased down by a producer of the show, telling her: 'It's just not gonna work - better nip it in the bud, you know'
Dumped: Once told by another producer, June, who had thought the date was 'going pretty well,' called Jeff 'the most rudest piece of s**t I've ever met'
'You'll never be able to eat a large portion again,' he cautioned her. 'This is going to make you have to take your health seriously. You will have to change how you look at food.'
Despite her earlier failures at dieting - and her pleas with him as to whether she could still eat Twinkies, pork chops, or cheesecake, she decided to press on.
While some of her family fighting against her decision, Mama June insisted she was now doing it for the right reasons and not just to make Sugar Bear jealous.
'Right now I have no medical problems, but I know that within time carrying the weight around it will actually catch up with me,' she admitted in an on-camera confessional, having said that at her heaviest she has been 460 pounds.
Dating nightmare: She then sulked and hit up the fatty fried buffet foods she had earlier avoided
'I've always told people, "Be happy with what you are," but being overweight sometimes does really scare me.'
However, daughter Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson, 11, was left in tears before the surgery as she admitted her fears at what could happen to her mom.
'I don't think you should do it because I think you look fine the way you are,' she admitted to her mom who replied: 'I know I do but I gotta, I wanna be here for y'all.'
'Are you worried about your mom becoming a MILF?,' she joked, with her other daughter Pumpkin, 16, pointing out: 'Hang on, you have grandkids - you'd be a GILF.'
'Being overweight scares me': Mama June later met with Dr. Michael Feiz and initially completely misunderstood the gastric sleeve surgery, thinking it would be a simple way for her to 'still lose weight' without having to 'work out that much'
Despite her joking, the stress on the family was all too clear when June was shown in her bed in Marina Del Rey Hospital waiting for Dr Feiz's surgery that she said would 'make me look completely different.'
'I don’t want you to look completely different,' Honey Boo Boo told her, while Pumpkin started wiping away tears.
'I'm scared too,' June said through tears of her own, telling her daughters: 'Like I know y'all are worried about me not coming back.'
In awe: She could not hide her shock when surgeon, Dr Michael Feiz, explained that it would mean eating only liquids for the first month after the surgery, and still just soft foods months later
As the tension in the room built, Honey Boo said she 'had something to say that I really don't want to' - before finally telling them: 'I'm hungry.'
Pulling funny faces, the youngster - who earlier also poured bacon fat on a travel pillow for her mother - further tried to laugh off the tension by telling her mom: 'He's not gonna let you die. You could possibly bleed out, but, y'know, you'll be alright.'
June was then shown being wheeled in her bed into the surgery, with tubes in her mouth as they started to cut into her.
The rest of the season follows her weight loss journey, including tough sessions with a trainer - and leading up to a big reveal of her promised new 'hot' image.
Concerned: 'I don’t want you to look completely different,' Honey Boo Boo told her, while almost in tears
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