June “Mama June” Shannon says her boyfriend, Justin Stroud, isn’t in it for the celebrity.
“We simply began chit-chatting, and I began stalking him,” the “Mama June: Street to Redemption” star joked in a new interview with “Entertainment Tonight.”
“Everyone at all times says he’s a clout chaser,” she added. “F—okay, I used to be chasing him!”
Shannon famous that she moved into Stroud’s house as their romance blossomed.
“Folks don’t understand. When me and Justin first met, I moved in with him, to his house. We each had our separate houses, however I moved in with him. And no, he’s undoubtedly not a clout chaser,” she defined. “He does his personal stuff. I do my very own stuff, however we do a whole lot of stuff collectively.”
Although Shannon, 42, has been on tv for greater than a decade, the “Toddlers & Tiaras” alum mentioned that Stroud, 34, claimed he had no thought who she was once they started relationship in 2021.
“He didn’t know who I used to be to start with, actually. He didn’t know,” she mentioned of the auto mechanic. “And he did inform [the producers], ‘No, I don’t wish to be a part of it. I don’t wish to do it.’ He had a full-time job. He owns companies. He has his personal life.”
Shannon added, “So it has been type of an adjustment to him, however he’s like, ‘F—okay it.’ He obtained throwed into it, so he’s like, ‘Let’s experience.’”
The fact TV matriarch, who’s “in restoration” after battling drug dependancy, mentioned that she and Stroud, who can be sober, are serving to one another keep glad and wholesome.
“You simply obtained to be supportive. There’s days, as a result of simply because some individuals are going to come back clear doesn’t imply — it doesn’t turn out to be peaches, flowers, and rainbows,” Shannon mentioned of the couple’s dynamic.
“Lots of people say, ‘Effectively, two in restoration can’t be collectively.’ Effectively, that’s a lie,” she elaborated. “We’re going to show that … We’ve been by means of hell and again. We’ve identified one another for a yr. Most relationships don’t undergo the obstacles that we have now needed to undergo within the final yr, they don’t even undergo it within the lifetime of their relationship. So I feel actually, that’s made us stronger.”
Shannon mentioned that she is grateful to have discovered “someone who understands” her.
Shannon and Stroud every appear to know the fun of being caught doing mundane duties by paparazzi.
Over the previous few months, the pair have been photographed ring procuring at a mall in suburban Alabama, kissing on a carousel in Los Angeles and cozying up for a romantic hike, additionally within the Metropolis of Angels.
“Mama June: Street to Redemption” returns Friday, Might 13, at 9 p.m. ET on WE television.