MAMA June showed off her curves in a skimpy leopard bikini while her boyfriend, Geno Doak, fed her a corn dog on the beach as she got ready to celebrate the Fourth of July.
The reality TV star and her bad-news boyfriend have been sober since May, but a relapse could happen, the family’s therapist revealed to The Sun.
Exclusive pictures showed the reality TV star, 40, lounging on a beach chair and enjoying the Florida sun with her boyfriend on Friday.
The mother of four – whose real name is June Shannon – stripped down to a leopard-print two-piece bikini and black water shoes.
The troubled star kept her hair pinned back to avoid getting it stuck on the corndog Geno was feeding her.
The two looked happy and healthy despite their legal and financial issues.
Geno, who was also sporting a few extra pounds, stayed by his girlfriend’s side as the two enjoyed the sun and the sand.
He sported cargo shorts with a black tank top and red sneakers as they walked hand-in-hand by the water.
The former reality TV star also put his arms around her as they were approached by a fan who was wearing the same bathing suit as Mama June.
The 40-year-old posed alongside her outfit twin despite the alarmingly increasing rate of cases in Florida due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite her sporting a two-piece bikini to show off her initial weight gain, friends are worried Mama June might be losing her battle to reach a healthier weight.
A friend close to the star told The Sun that Mama June is the heaviest she has been since her weight loss surgery in 2017.
“She has been really trying to lose weight but she still has a hard time staying away from some of her favorites like corn dogs,” the pal revealed.
Unfortunately, the former TLC star has gained back almost 80 pounds since her gastric bypass surgery in 2017, and it’s mainly due to her cocaine use.
A source close to the family told The Sun: “Mama June was the worst we’ve ever seen her. She was going through thousands a day on meth and crack cocaine.
“She lost everything. Mama June and Geno were ready to make a change in their life and get back to the family.”
Last week, Dr. Ish Major exclusively told The Sun how the troubled couple has been sober as of May 2020.
He said: “Geno has been the driving force in their sobriety. He has come in and said, ‘We got to do better.’ She has followed his lead.”
But though they were sober after the stint, Dr. Ish expects the two to relapse.
He explained: “Relapse is a part of recovery. I do suspect there will be one. They’re a couple of months out and their recovery is still very, very fragile.
“Relapse is happening, it’s coming. We know that. Three weeks, three months, six months, it’s happening.”
He continued: “What I want to see is June build up relapse prevention skills. I want her to have enough good things in her life so when that day comes, she can make an easy decision. I’m not going to do as much because I got a lot of good stuff I don’t want to lose right now.
“Hopefully she will gain good things for when relapse comes. Hopefully they are still adherent to treatment.”
On the season finale of Mama June: From Not to Hot: Family Crisis, which Mama June revealed has been picked up for a fifth season, she agreed to enter rehab.
She explained of hitting “rock bottom”: “It has been f**ked up. It got to the point where being able to live and being able to afford a hotel was not possible.
“We started sleeping in the Suburban, for a few nights we ended up staying there.”
Geno admitted the two spent $150,000 in six months on crack cocaine.
Geno reflected on what could happen if they continue their “vicious” lifestyle: “We’re not going to be alive.”
During the mom of four’s two-week update in rehab, she explained: “I feel like I have spent a lot of money. I do have an addictive personality. When I think of a drug addict, I don’t think about myself. I was managing every day, but I knew to manage that dope had to be there when I woke up.
“We would go on a binge for a couple of days then take a break for 3-4 days. My kidneys and my liver have kind of [been affected.]”
By her and Geno’s graduation, June was able to admit she is a drug addict.
She said: “The old June is back! I’m feeling good. Being back to my old self. I am definitely an addict. Nobody can tell what six months looks like. You can only take it a day at a time.
“The world better watch out. I’m back b****es. Here we go.”
The Sun was the first to exclusively report that Mama June and Geno entered rehab.
Dr. Ish previously told The Sun that Mama June is communicating with her family from a distance today.
Mama June and Geno were arrested for possession of a controlled substance – crack cocaine – and possession of drug paraphernalia – a crack pipe – in March 2019.
The case remains ongoing.