Honey Boo Boo's Parents, Mama June and Sugar Bear, Split
09/19/2014 AT 03:00 PM EDT
"Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship," Mama June – aka June Shannon – tells PEOPLE in a statement.
"We are taking things day by day, but regardless of what happens, the girls will always be our number one priority. We want to thank y'all for your support."
The stars of the hit TLC series held a recommitment ceremony just last year, but Mama June, 35, reportedly chose to end the relationship after allegedly discovering that Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson – who is father to 9-year-old Honey Boo Boo, Alana Thompson, and has served as a father figure to her older sisters Pumpkin, Chickadee and Chubbs – had dating profiles online.
"Never settle for a man who doesn't treat you right," Mama June told PEOPLE at the time of her recommitment ceremony. "If a guy doesn't love everything about you, move on! There are plenty of other fish in the sea."
Reporting by CHARLOTTE TRIGGS