Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon is admitting that her mom hid her substance abuse from family members, together with the ‘Mama June: Family Crisis’ star.
If Mama June’s military of followers have been shocked when the fact TV star was busted for allegedly possessing a managed substance, her daughter Pumpkin wasn’t far behind. Lauryn Shannon, 20, tells HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that for a very long time she had “no clue” that the mom-of-four had an issue. In March 2019 June, 40, was arrested in Alabama together with her boyfriend Geno Doak and charged with “possession of drug paraphernalia” and a substance that the Macon County District Attorney’s Office believes was “crack cocaine.” Now, in Mama June: Family Crisis, followers will get to see how the fact TV matriarch’s clan are coping as her life spirals uncontrolled.
In final season’s Mama June: From Not To Hot, followers watched as Pumpkin, her siblings Alana, 14, and Jessica, 23, and aunt Doe Doe staged an intervention in a determined bid to get the fact TV star into rehab. Asked if there have been indicators behind the scenes that viewers weren’t privy too earlier than that, the younger mother says, “Yes and no.” “Only because I don’t think that…it just came out of nowhere, especially with how quickly she started using, how much she was using,” she provides. “I honestly didn’t even notice, which was the sad thing.” She goes on to allege, “I should have seen the warning signs… how [she and Geno] didn’t come out of the house or any of that stuff. So [there were] definitely warning signs there.”
HollywoodLife has reached out to Geno, and to Mama June’s rep for touch upon Pumpkin’s allegations however we’ve but to obtain a response. However, in October 2019, they each pled not responsible to the possession expenses. As followers of the household will recall June did agree to enter rehab in February final 12 months, however she bolted quickly after being admitted. HollywoodLife beforehand reported that two individuals near the household declare that there have been indicators that June had an issue earlier than her arrest hit the headlines. “I’m so shocked this didn’t get out long before,” one supply advised us.
If there have been indicators although, Pumpkin says that she missed them as a result of she had moved out of her mother’s residence to start out a brand new life together with her husband Josh Efird and their daughter Ella, now 2. “I had moved out due to just some stuff in general…and me getting married and having a kid. So we’d got out and got our own place, so what they were doing there I had no clue of.” She provides, “I think she hid it from everybody, or at least tried to.”
From Not To Hot has since been renamed Mama June: Family Crisis and an enormous a part of it’s going to give attention to how Pumpkin helps to lift her sister Alana (aka Honey Boo Boo) of their mother’s absence. Ironically, Lauryn says she attracts the power to proceed from her mom. “She was a very strong, independent woman. Nobody could tell her anything. She said what was on her mind,” Pumpkin says. “And I’ve always believed that I’ve gotten that from her.” Mama June: Family Crisis premieres on WE television on March 27 at 9pm.