EXCLUSIVE: Mama June reveals Pumpkin's real father and another relationship with a sex offender

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EXCLUSIVE: Mama June Reveals Details Of Relationship With Child Molester

Mama June is finally ready to set the record straight.

For the first time since allegedly resuming her relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, June "Mama June" Shannon is sitting down for an exclusive interview with ET's Brooke Anderson to defend her actions and answer the questions everyone has been asking.

"I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to lose," Shannon told ET. "I just want, honestly, to tell my side of the story and let's move on."

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The 35-year-old TLC reality star and mother of Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson came under fire in October after reports surfaced that she had rekindled a romantic relationship with McDaniel, who was recently released from jail after serving 10 years for aggravated child molestation.

However, according to Mama June, she has only seen McDaniel twice since his release from prison, once at a coincidental meeting and the second time at an arranged meeting to give closure to her daughter Pumpkin, 14, who was raised believing McDaniel was her biological father.

"Since two months to almost six years, she knew nobody but him," Shannon explained. "She was starting to resent Anna and she was starting to ask me questions. I can't answer those questions for Pumpkin."

Shannon says that she arranged a second meeting with McDaniel so that Pumpkin could ask him questions in an attempt to get closure and move on.

"I was sitting right there with twelve other people," she told ET. "It was a conversation that she wanted her answers: what happened, why did he leave, you know, if he was her real father. He admitted to her, no. I had already told her that but, you know, she wanted to hear from both sides of the story."

NEWS: Could Mama June Lose Her Kids?

Shannon revealed for the first time her claim that Pumpkin's biological father is also the father of her 18-year-old daughter Jessica. His name is Michael Anthony Ford, he is a convicted sex offender who served time for sexual exploitation of minors after being caught on To Catch a Predator in 2005.

"Jessica and Pumpkin have the same dad, but Jessica's dad has had nothing to do with her over the years," Shannon said. "So, why the hell would I open up that can of worms until today? I lied to my family and told them it was somebody else."

As for whether Mama June understands why people were so upset over her being seen with McDaniel, she says, "I understand that...and honestly it's not like I'm seeing him every day, I promise...I wanted to be able to give one of my other daughters closure and now Pumpkin is happy, that piece of our life is over."

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Earlier this month, ET also sat down with Shannon's mother, Sandra Hale, for an exclusive interview. She was the one who took Cardwell to the police station and filed accusations against McDaniel on her behalf and believes Honey Boo Boo is in danger.

"The reason I say that is because that's about the same age he likes," Hale replied. "[The same age] he messed with Anna."

However, Shannon does not believe that Honey Boo Boo is in danger as her youngest daughter has had minimal contact with McDaniel since his release.

"He never really talked to her," Shannon claims, saying that the only time Alana was around McDaniel was when "twelve other people [were] there too."

Mama June's multi-part interview series with ET begins airing Thursday.

For more on the disturbing allegations, watch the video below.

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EXCLUSIVE: Mama June reveals Pumpkin's real father and another relationship with a sex offender
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Mama June appears on The Jenny McCarthy Show at SiriusXM Studios on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Mama June visits at SiriusXM Studios on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Mama June (L) and Jenny McCarthy appear at SiriusXM Studios on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: (L-R) Mama June, AJ Calloway, and Honey Boo Boo pose on the set of 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mama June visits 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mama June visits 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mama June (L) and daughter Honey Boo Boo visit 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Honey Boo Boo and her mom Mama June along with sister Pumpkin in Beverly Hills, Ca on January 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: June Shannon and Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson are sighted at The Grove on October 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: June Shannon attends the 'How To Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event on July 15, 2013 in New York, New York. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
MCLEAN, VA- July 11: Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson attends the 'How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event at the Barnes and Nobles on July 11, 2013 in Mclean, Virginia. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Mike Thompson (L) and June Shannon visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 9, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 05: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and Mama June Shannon attend the ATL Premiere Of WE Tv's 'Growing Up Hip Hop' at SCADshow on January 5, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) TV personalities Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Thompson, Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson, Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and June 'Mama June' Shannon attend We tv's celebration of the premieres of 'Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars' and 'Ex-isled' at Le Jardin on November 19, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her mother June Shannon (R) visit 'Extra' at The Grove on October 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Mike Thompson visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 9, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Alana Thompson aka. Honey Boo Boo and June Shannon aka. Mama June seen out in Manhattan on April 04, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her mother June Shannon (L) visit 'Extra' at The Grove on October 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Mike Thompson (L) and June Shannon visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 9, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: June Shannon visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 9, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
Honey Boo Boo and family dressed as the Kardashians.
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Mama June and Honey Boo Boo are seen at LAX on November 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0073 -- Pictured: (l-r) Television personalities Mama June and Honey Boo Boo during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on June 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0073 -- Pictured: (l-r) Television personality Honey Boo Boo during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on June 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Honey Boo Boo and Mama June (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) are guests on 'Good Morning America,' 2/5/14, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) AMY ROBACH, MAMA JUNE, HONEY BOO BOO
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: Honey Boo Boo's mother June Shannon attends the 'How To Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event on July 15, 2013 in New York, New York. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/FilmMagic)
MCLEAN, VA- July 11: June 'Mama' Shannon attends the 'How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event at the Barnes and Nobles on July 11, 2013 in Mclean, Virginia. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
MCLEAN, VA- July 11: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson attends the 'How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event at the Barnes and Nobles on July 11, 2013 in Mclean, Virginia. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight, (12:00 - 1:06 a.m., ET), following 'Nightline,' packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. The guests for MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 included actor Aziz Ansari ('Parks and Recreation'), Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and June 'Mama' Shannon ('Here Comes Honey Boo Boo') and musical guest Josh Turner. (Photo by Richard Cartwright/ABC via Getty Images) JUNE 'MAMA' SHANNON, ALANA 'HONEY BOO BOO' THOMPSON, JIMMY KIMMEL
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her mother June Shannon (L) visit 'Extra' at The Grove on October 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
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MCLEAN, VA- July 11: June 'Mama' Shannon, Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson, Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson, Anna 'Chickadee' Shannon and Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon attend the 'How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event at the Barnes and Nobles on July 11, 2013 in Mclean, Virginia. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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