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Seven-year-old Honey Boo Boo -- nee Alana Thompson -- has a trust fund set up for her, it was reported on Sunday. The trust fund isn't via one of the numerous celebrities who seem enamored of the reality TV star, though. It's been set up by Mama June.
The majority of the earnings from the reality TV series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" (reportedly somewhere between $15,000 - $20,000 per episode) is being divided equally into funds for all five girls: Alana "HBB" Thompson herself, Lauryn (12), Jessica (15), Anna (18) and baby Kaitlyn.
According to Mama June, the starlets can't touch the money until they turn 21 (which isn't that far off for Anna, right?), except in the case of medical emergencies or school. She said: “I want my kids to look back and say, "Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people."
In addition, June said there's not even any temptation on her part. She added that:
“TLC puts the money into the girls' trust accounts for me and then I get an email telling me how much everyone gets.
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.
Means, for the family, is whatever Sugar Bear (Dad) makes from his contractor job, which is how they pay the bills, as opposed to what goes into the trust fund.
The family's only major purchase since becoming famous for "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and their prior stint on "Toddlers and Tiaras" is a 2005 -- yes, used -- Ford Expedition.