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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson’s mother, June Shannon, has revealed what she’s doing with the money the family has made due to their recent success from their TLC show.
They make between $15 and $20,000 per episode for their show, and Shannon tells TMZ she has set up a trust fund for her kids. The only catch is they can’t tap into it until they turn 21. They can, however, access the money for medical emergencies or school.
"I want my kids to look back and say, 'Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people,’” she says of Alana, 7, Lauryn, 12, Jessica, 15 and Anna, 18 as well as her daughter, baby Kaitlyn.
Shannon explained, “TLC puts the money into the girls' trust accounts for me and then I get an email telling me how much everyone gets."
Also, just because they’re big reality stars now, don’t expect them to get flashy.
"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,” she said.
The money they still pay their bills with is Sugar Bear’s income from his contracting job, Access Hollywood reports.
The only big purchase they’ve made since finding success on television is a 2005 Ford Expedition.