MAMA June returns to WE tv for season 5 of her show, Road to Redemption.
How can I watch Mama June: Road to Redemption?
Season 5 returns to WE tv on March 19 at 9pm EST/ 6pm PT. It will mark the first time Mama has made a television appearance since her admittance to rehab for drug usage.
Mamma June and Boyfriend Geno Doak return to the show after rehab stint[/caption]
Over the past year, Mama has encountered difficulties with court cases, quarantining with Geno and most notably, their battle and recovery with crack cocaine, for which they self-admitted into a rehab facility in Florida for the season 4 finale.
What’s going on with Pumpkin?
When Mama and Geno left for rehab, Pumpkin has taken on quite the burden, dealing with caring for both her younger sister Honey Boo Boo and daughter Ella Grace.
Ella’s father, Josh Efird has been married to Pumpkin since April of 2018. Their marriage is tested more than ever this season, as the two take on a ton of responsibility in Mama’s absence.
Pumpkin struggles to keep head above water amidst her mothers drug addiction[/caption]
With their marriage on the rocks, and the well-being of both Ella and Honey Boo Boo falling on her shoulders, Pumpkin has felt overwhelmed by the whole situation.
“It’s hard taking care of Alana and taking care of Ella,” said Pumpkin. “It feels like I’m drowning.”
Mama, Geno and Honey Boo Boo will look to reconcile as a family this season[/caption]
How is Mama June doing now?
In June of 2020, The Sun was told by Dr. Ish, Mama June’s therapist, that the two were sober, but that she was “expecting a relapse”.
According to Mama herself, as of January 2021, her and Geno have remained relapse free the entire time. While current drug usage has yet to pose any serious issues for the couple, past drug usage has.
In April of 2019, the couple was arrested at a gas station in Alabama for drug and drug paraphernalia possession.
The couple faces one-year in jail if convicted after they pleaded not guilty to the charges.
To find out about Mama, Pumpkin and the rest of the family, be sure to tune in to Mama June: Road to Redemption on March 19.