“Honey Boo Boo” Mom Sets Up Trust Funds for Daughters
June Shannon, the matriarch of the rednecked-soaked TLC hit Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, says she’s putting her family’s newfound fame — and money — to good use. Shannon says has set up trust funds for all five of her daughters.
The earnings — estimated to be between $15,000 and $20,000 per episode — are divided equally in trust funds for Anna, 18; Jessica, 15; Lauryn, 12; Alana, 7; and Anna’s infant daughter Kaitlyn. The funds will sit untouched until each reach their 21st birthday, except in cases of education on medical emergencies.
“I want my kids to look back and say, ‘Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people,’” Shannon explained.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo became a breakout smash when it premiered to reality fans in August. The show follows the very Southern family from rural McIntyre, Georgia. The clan first gained fame when Alana, a child beauty queen, appeared on TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras.
Written by Castina on January 7th, 2013 | Tagged as: Popular Culture