Entertainment TV 'Marriage Boot Camp' Confession: Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson Comes Clean That He's 'Experimented' Sexually with Men The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo acknowledges, "I don't want this out there," before validating his wife's cheating suspicions By Lanford Beard Lanford Beard Lanford Beard has been with PEOPLE since 2015. In addition to serving as the Senior Digital TV Editor, she has edited for Lifestyle and News verticals across the site. Lanford previously worked at Entertainment Weekly, NBC News and Ralph Lauren, to name a few. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and a Master's of Science degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 13, 2016 12:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email The truth is coming out! In an exclusive (and explicit) sneak peek at Friday’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson is finally honest in addressing his estranged wife Mama June Shannon‘s suspicion that he has stepped out on her with men. During a private conversation between the former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo stars, Sugar Bear asks, “Can I tell you something?” He continues, “Don’t bring this up with nobody else ’cause I don’t want this out there: I have experimented with guys.” RELATED VIDEO: Mama June’s Marriage Boot Camp Bombshell – Sugar Bear May Have Cheated with Both Women and Men As PEOPLE exclusively revealed last week, Shannon had long suspected Thompson wasn’t straying only with women. Still, the star’s admission – and his explanation of exactly what “experimented” means – shocks and angers to Shannon, 36, to the core. Thompson then tells his wife that being intimate with men is “not my cup of tea,” and adds later in an interview: “It’s just something I was curious about, experimented with it, and it’s over with and done with, and that’s it. [It] won’t ever happen again.” But Shannon remains unconvinced: “Bulls—!” Shannon says the confession “validated” her suspicions after she found explicit photos of other men on her husband’s phone – a claim Thompson fiercely denies. Then she blasts Thompson for “again … another lie.” He shoots back, “But I don’t want everybody to know that lie.” Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on WEtv.