On a recent episode of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson confessed to cheating on longtime love Mama June Shannon with men, and even hiding texts from a male fling on his phone.
Though sources close to the former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo patriarch swore it was all a publicity stunt, RadarOnline.com has now learned that Thompson exchanged steamy text messages with a man— including X-rated photos!
According to a family insider, the 43-year-old reality star met the man on Craigslist, and soon started hooking up in secret trysts behind Shannon's back.
"It all started last spring," the source told Radar.
Radar has seen the explicit text messages, allegedly sent between Sugar Bear and his lover, which include a graphic picture of the lover's penis.
In another, the man begged Thompson for money.
"I need that $40 to pay the light bill," he wrote.
Shannon, 36, discovered the messages, leading to the final downfall in their ten-year common law marriage, a source told Radar. The couple attempted to repair the damage on the WE tv reality show, but as Radar reported, they split soon after filming.
Thompson and Shannon, the parents to 10-year-old former pageant queen Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, previously broke up in September 2014 amid rumors he cheated.