Before she had her own reality spin-off show, she appeared on TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras, which is where her daughter Alana first gained recognition.
In 2008, she was arrested for attempted theft.
She had four children with four different fathers; her famous daughter Honey Boo Boo's father is named Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson. She has two grandchildren.
Her daughter Lauryn Thompson is known by the nickname "Pumpkin."