During last week’s premiere of Mama June: Road to Redemption, the 41-year-old stated how boyfriend Eugene Edward “Geno” Doak both gained weight during their path to sobriety.
“We have put on a couple of extra pounds,” June said in an on-camera interview while eating.
“I put on about 60, he’s put on about 100. We put on a whole other person,” June said, adding, “But I’m gonna blame it on healthy COVID weight.”
“How much f—ing COVID did we eat?” Geno said to his girlfriend with a laugh.
June, who went to rehab after her 2019 arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, said in the episode how she and Geno’s relationship has shifted since getting sober.
“I have to say sobriety has change our relationship,” she said. “Now, we’re able to have a clear mind and spend time with each other and reconnect our relationship and get to re-know each other without the drugs.”
“I’m kind of digging this sober stuff,” Geno added.
Mama June: Road to Redemption follows the reality TV star looking to repair her relationships with her family after her March 2019 drug arrest.
June was arrested at the time on charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after she allegedly had crack cocaine and a crack pipe on her. Geno was also arrested.
And in September of 2019, they both were hit with felony charges for drug possession. The couple’s attorney entered not guilty pleas on their behalf the following month.
And in April of 2020, an Alabama judge had ordered June’s criminal trial to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last August, June revealed both she and Geno had hit the six-month milestone in their sobriety journey.
“It’s probably the most thing I’m proud of,” she said in an Instagram video at the time as she showcased the sobriety coin. “Because now me and Geno are over six months clean.”
“This is amazing, y’all,” she added. “I’m so proud of this.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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