The family, who received the cancer diagnosis in January, is "very hopeful" that Cardwell will survive the illness.
When June Shannon said her vows, her daughters were by her side. The Mama June: Road to Redemption star's wedding to Justin Stroud also saw Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell, who has long been estranged from her mother. Cardwell has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal cancer.
The 28-year-old was pictured walking her mother down the aisle alongside sisters Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Efird, and Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon, as per PEOPLE. The family, who received the cancer diagnosis in January, is "very hopeful" that Cardwell will survive the illness, a source told TMZ.
Shannon said that her wedding was the first time the family had all been together since their estrangement in 2014. "So it was really special to get married in a place where my family and I have had so many memories!"
"All four of my girls walked me down to Justin and his mom walked him down the aisle," Shannon told PEOPLE. The estrangement between Shannon, 43, and Cardwell, 28, began after reports that Shannon was dating Mark McDaniel, someone Shannon had dated when Cardwell was a child.
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In 2014, Cardwell alleged she was molested by McDaniel at the age of 8. At the time, she told PEOPLE she was unsure if her mother had rekindled with McDaniel because she had conflicting information about the matter.
Though Cardwell has been the only child fully estranged from Shannon, she's not the only family member who has maintained a distance. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo namesake Thompson, now 17, has been under the formal custody of sister Pumpkin, 23, since June 2022.
Three years before the final verdict on the custody, Shannon and ex-boyfriend Eugene Edward "Geno" Doak was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after she allegedly had crack cocaine and a crack pipe with her. As per PEOPLE, Shannon said, "Pumpkin stepping up, I'm very grateful because it could've turned into a bad situation," she added.
"At the time Alana went to go live with Pumpkin at the beginning, I couldn't even take care of myself, more less take care of anybody else."
Shannon has now been sober for some time. In an episode of Mama June: Road to Redemption last June, she shared how Stroud has been an important part of her sobriety journey.
This isn't the first time Shannon has married Stroud. The couple first tied the knot in May 2022, on their six-month anniversary of meeting each other at the Georgia Courthouse. She revealed the surprise in an Instagram video.
"We're here today to clear up some rumors," she said. "[We] are off the market. Guys, you know what, when you know, just know."
She added later, "That's right, no jokes, I really was scared of the M-word, but hey, Justin made me not be scared of it anymore because he wifey-ed me up." She also flashed her glittering ring, complemented by a blinged-out blue manicure, for followers.
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