Thu Jun 21 12:00:29 EDT 2018
Mama June has changed her tune!
In PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peak at Friday’s episode of From Hot to Not, Mama June, 38, opens up about her relationship with boyfriend Geno Doak — and reveals to daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 18, that she has been thinking about marrying him.
“I’m really glad I didn’t marry Sugar Bear because that would have been a horrible mistake,” she says, referencing her ex Matt “Sugar Bear” Thompson, with whom she shares daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo,” 12.
“But sometimes, some people come in your life and change your opinions about things that you wouldn’t do,” she continues. “I told you I never wanted to get married, but since Geno came into our life and been here for y’all and been here for me…”
“Oh my god,” interrupts Pumpkin, rolling her eyes.
“I mean, it’s made me realize that he’s probably the one that I want to spend the rest of my life with,” says Mama June.
“Yes, I have found love y’all,” she said. “I have a great wonderful guy, Geno, and I feel like a kid again. Geno knew me when I was heavy and I really think he’s here for the right reasons. I think he likes me for me, not for or me being skinny.”
“Geno’s the first guy that I’ve dated really serious since I’ve lost the weight, and I’m trying to keep this one to myself to see how it’s going to work out,” she added.
At the time, she also told PEOPLE Geno was her “rock” and “best friend.”
“I’ve never been able to enjoy somebody as much as I have him,” she said. “He restored our faith when we thought there were no good men left out there.”
Mama June: From Not to Hot airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on WE tv.
Thu Jun 21 11:48:49 EDT 2018
If Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks are America’s parents, we should all be clearing space for the best hand-me-down furniture ever.
Wilson has teamed up with the luxury consignment site Viyet to sell a handful of pieces that once graced the Hanks house. Pieces range from $75 for a pair of tiny folk-art chairs, to nearly $8,000 for a Victoria Hagan upholstered screen, but each one comes with a personal story — and some built-in Hollywood history.
One of her favorite items (and one of the sale’s priciest), a Rose Tarlow Melrose House wood inlay dining table asking $6,595, holds both personal family memories and ties to the actress and musician’s heritage.
“We have always entertained family and friends. I am half Greek, so you can be sure there will be people, food, and music,” Wilson tells PEOPLE. This item, she notes, is a reminder to keep what — and who — really matters top of mind. “It is so important to stay in touch with your friends and make time for them. We do that even with our schedules. It’s rejuvenating.”
Still, the couple had a hard time letting go of the table they’ve gathered around for years. “So many beautiful celebrations were spent at this handmade table by an artisan in New Orleans,” she says. “I can recall such good laughs and such happy memories of birthdays, dinner parties, and, most importantly, family dinners. I think good pieces hold a certain energy.”
Another item, a pair of Donghia sofas upholstered in Fortuny white-on-white fabric ($5,595), served an even more precious purpose for the Wilson-Hanks household: a good snooze.
“Many a good nap was taken on these couches!” says Wilson. “They were from our living room. I love how chic they are. These seem to be timeless.”
All the pieces in the sale share a chic-meets-cozy vibe, thanks to the actress’s decorating ethos: “I love good design but never at the expense of comfort.” And unlike your real parents’ basement furniture, there’s not an overstuffed recliner in sight.
Shop all the pieces at viyet.com.
Thu Jun 21 11:47:38 EDT 2018
Prince William turns 36 on Thursday, and an extra hour or two of sleep is probably at the top of his birthday wish list!
The new father of three welcomed son Prince Louis with Kate Middleton on April 23, which means they couple has their hands full with 4-year-old Prince George, 3-year-old Princess Charlotte and now a newborn (even if he’s well-behaved!). Willam and Kate have shared how “complete” they feel as a family of five, but they’ve also been open about their challenges, too.
William has been especially candid about his role as a dad. Here are some of his most relatable quotes about learning the parenting ropes, planning for the future and, of course, sleep!
1. On gaining a new perspective on current events:
“I never used to get too wound up or worried about things. But now … you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think … Just because you realize how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective.”
2. On the attitude shift between expecting your first child and your second:
“They say that number one is a life changer and that number two is a game-changer.”
3. On throwing a third into the mix:
“Two is fine — I don’t know how I’m going to cope with three, I’m going to be permanently tired.”
4. On apologizing for your kids’ behavior:
“I hope that George doesn’t keep you up. He has been known to be particularly vocal at 3 a.m. I swear I heard him doing the haka this morning.”
5. On wondering about your kids’ futures:
“I would like George and Charlotte to grow up being a little bit more simple in their approach and their outlook, and just looking after those around them and treating others as they would like to be treated themselves.”
6. On being an emotionally available father:
“It is a time to reflect on my responsibility to look after not just the physical health of my two children, but to treat their mental needs as just as important a priority … if your son or daughter ever needs help, they need their father’s guidance and support just as much as they need their mother’s.”
7. On teaching kids to express themselves:
“Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feeling.”Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more!
8. On changing diapers:
“I did the first nappy, it’s a badge of honor. I wasn’t allowed to get away with that. I had every midwife staring at me, saying: ‘You do it, you do it.'”
9. On keeping three kids safe, happy and healthy:
“Thrice worry now.”