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Paternity Drama Between Honey Boo Boo's Parents Could Change Everything

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Love them or hate them, Honey Boo Boo and her extended family are definitely some of the most interesting people on TV.

We followed the reality star's life as a beauty pageant contestant on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and she's returned to TV on Mama June: Not to Hot. The series explores Mama June's life after her impressive weight loss, but the show also features some family drama.

Mama June and Sugar Bear in a legal meeting on the latest episode.WE tv

While Mama June, her ex-husband Sugar Bear, and his second wife Jennifer Lamb are all featured on the new show, they're not exactly one big happy family.

In fact, viewers were stunned by the most recent episode, when Lamb dropped a bombshell on the family. During a legal meeting to plan Sugar Bear's visitation schedule, his lawyer asked if Honey Boo Boo (whose real name is Alana Thompson) had ever taken a DNA test.

Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) and Mike Thompson (Sugar Bear) at his backyard wedding in 2017.WE tv

Lamb suggested it wouldn't be a bad idea for the child star to take a paternity test.

“If it turns out that Alana is not his, June Shannon will be out of my life forever,” Lamb said on the show. “And I sure ain’t paying child support for a kid that’s not Mike’s.”

It sounds ridiculous at first, but Mama June's own family added fuel to the fire later in the episode.

Lamb took her concerns to Mama June's sister-in-law, Janice, saying that Sugar Bear was "working a lot of nights" during his marriage to Mama June.

Jennifer meets with Janice about her concerns.WE tv

Surprisingly, Janice was inclined to agree with her. "Four kids, four dads - makes you wonder," she said about Mama June's children.

For the record, Mama June was quick to answer that there were no doubts about Honey Boo Boo's paternity, and Sugar Bear agrees. He says he's “confident that she is my daughter. I don’t think we’re going to need a test for that.”

Honey Boo Boo with her parents in 2014.Splash

But despite the family bond, Honey Boo Boo is the first one to admit that she and her father haven't exactly been close since his divorce.

“My current relationship with Sugar Bear is very dull," she told In Touch. "He'll call me once a week if I am lucky. My parents getting along right now is not good. They do not get along at all. I feel like they don't co-parent well at all because of Jennifer."

Whether or not there's more to this story, it's clear that this family just can't get along.

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