America can say what they want about the stars of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and their reality television personas, but one thing they CANNOT argue is that the family matriarch, Mama June, is NOT looking out for her children!
That's right, although there was some confusion about how much TLC pays the reality stars, we now know that they make in between $15,000 and $20,000 per episode!
But don't worry!
NOT A DIME has been spent, because June has ensured that all of the money is divided into five separate accounts for her children Alana, Lauryn, Jessica, Anna, and her grandchild baby Kaitlyn…none of whom can access it until they turn 21 - with the exception of school costs or medical emergencies!
As she explains:
"I want my kids to look back and say, 'Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people.' TLC puts the money into the girls' trust accounts for me and then I get an email telling me how much everyone gets. You're never gonna see me drive a Range Rover or a Mercedes. I'll drive one if someone else pays for it. Never gonna live above my means."
Meanwhile, the family is STILL supported by Sugarbear's contracting jobs, so they feel no need to use the money!
Just WONDERFUL to see parents in this industry still keeping their feet firmly planted in the ground…and going above and beyond to ensure that their children are doing the same instead of treating them as meal tickets!
If only Deviant Dina Lohan had so much perspective, perhaps the last six years of her daughters life would have turned out VERY differently!
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