Sugar Bear AKA Michael Thompson is best known for being the father of Alana Thompson AKA Honey Boo Boo. He first came to the spotlight with the reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Ever since then Sugar has had a tumultuous relationship with his wife and his kids.
So let’s briefly explore some details regarding Michael Thompson’s life with this Sugar Bear Wiki.
Sugar Bear Age
Born in 1971, Sugar Bear celebrates her birthday every year on 13 December. He turned 49 years old in 2020. Moreover, he owned Sagittarius as his zodiac sign.
Sugar Bear Family, Real Name
Sugar Bear, real name David Michael Thompson, was born to his anonymous father and his mother Mary Thompson in his hometown of Georgia, the United States. Like all the parents, he played important roles in his life. However, he shared almost no info on his father and his mother as of this writing.
Most of Michael’s family members escaped the public spotlight. According to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Fandom, he has two brothers named Lee Thompson AKA Uncle Poodle Uncle Billy Thompson or William Thompson.
Billy Thompson made headlines in June of 2019 when he had an accident that killed the driver of another vehicle. He suffered internal bleeding and multiple broken bones.
His Height, Weight
Sugar Bear stands tall at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 meters). Whereas, his body weighed about 67 kilograms (147 lbs) in 2021. Some of his distinct features were his receding hairline, grey bushy beard and mustache, and his looks as if he was sick or just came out from one.
In May of 2020, Sugar Bear revealed that he was suffering from a medical crisis. Footage showed him entering Solutions Surgical Center in his hometown. He told about lying to Jennifer about not being able to eat and sleep.
Furthermore, he is diabetic.
His Instagram, Twitter
As for his social media reach, Sugar Bear could be discovered on all of the platforms. On his Facebook page, Sugar Bear gathered 36,034 followers in total as of May 2021. The profile was last updated in July of 2020.
Likewise, his Instagram account garnered 67.1k followers. Plus the verified account only contained 49 posts in total. In the same way, he was also on Twitter with 182 followers where he was last active on 5 November 2012.
Sugar Bear Job: What Does He Do For A Living?
Coming from a working-class family, Sugar Bear is no stranger to physically exhausting work. He and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s mother June “Mama June” Shannon worked tirelessly to support their lives.
To further speak on Michael’s job, he had worked for Snowco General Contractors in the Chalk Mines in McIntyre, Georgia. He shared about working in the company for over 8 years and loving his job. He never cared to spare further details on his job and his employments status. In addition, he never opened up about leaving the company to work elsewhere.
Besides his job, Sugar bear also volunteered as a firefighter in Irwinton, Georgia.
Sugar Bear Net Worth
Different online sites reported different figures for his wealth. Reportedly, Sugar Bear sits on a total net worth of $600 thousand. But, it was also widely shared that TLC was supporting his children and step-children even after the cancellation of the show.
It appears that Sugar Bear’s major source of income is a reality show. Thompson was a significant part of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. He also starred in TV shows such as Toddlers & Tiaras (2012-2013). He also appeared on 10 episodes of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (2015-2016).
The Georgia-native also appeared once on Family Feud (2013) and Steve Harvey (2013). He also appeared once on Mama June: From Not to Hot (2018). According to his social media, he also shared about making a chunk of money compared to what he made when he was working.
Mama June And Sugar Bear: Divorce, Kids
Sugar Bear and Mama June met each other in 2004 online in a chat room. However, nine years after their meeting, they were finally ready to tie knots with each other. The news was first reported by TMZ and claimed that the ceremony took place in McIntyre, Georgia.
As reported, the guest who was important for the two were instructed to present at their ceremony, completely red neck. Plus, no outside cameras were allowed in the wedding venue.
However, Heavy reported, the couple technically didn’t get married but they had organized a commitment ceremony. But, the couple decided to spend some time away from each other after getting engaged for 16 months.
In September of 2014, Mama June caught Sugar Bear browsing an online dating service PlentyOfFish.com. He ran a profile on the platform based on the name georgiafighter31054. His bio included “single and wanted to hang out.”
Later, Sugar Bear admitted that he cheated her with one person whereas June claimed it was more than one. But, one other reason behind their split was Sugar Bear was physically and emotionally abusive.
Together Sugar Bear and Mama June had only one child, Alana Thompson. Over the years, the relationship between Sugar Bear and Mama June wasn’t pleasant. She had accused him of making contact only if it was about the show.
After the split, Mama June reconnected with her ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel, the one who molested one of her daughters previously. But, one thing led to another and Mama June welcomed Sugar Bear right back into the home they shared.
Sugar Bear Wife
Then in 2016, Sugar Bear met his second wife, Jennifer Lamb. They reportedly got engaged in October of 2016. Finally, they shared their wedding vows in January of 2017 in a backyard ceremony. Based on her Facebook, Jennifer attended Thompson High School and worked for Pepsi.
As the wedding picture was revealed, Alana AKA Honey Boo Boo walked her father down the aisle. He is the father to the two kids of Jennifer Lamb; Ivy Lamb Sidwell and Joseph Lamb.
Now, let’s discuss his sexual orientation. Instead of cheating on Mama June with other women, Sugar Bear reportedly did it with other men. Not only women but he also sought men online.
Sugar Bear admitted that he and his gay lover shared d*ck pics, did sexting, and even did the deed. Radar Online reported Sugar Bear’s lover in fact needed a sugar daddy as he would ask for money with him.
Last modified: May 22, 2021