Mama June’s daughter Pumpkin says she’s ‘basically had to be a mom’ to sister Alana as their mother deals with sobriety

MAMA June’s daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon said that she “basically had to be a mom” to her sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson as their mother dealt with her sobriety.

The Mama June: Road to Redemption star dedicated National Daughters Day to the two people “that drive me up the wall” on Instagram.


Lauryn Shannon said she was a ‘mom and sister’ to Alana ThompsonCredit: Pumpkin/Instagram
Lauryn Shannon said that Alana Thompson's personality will 'light up the whole world'


Lauryn Shannon said that Alana Thompson’s personality will ‘light up the whole world’Credit: Pumpkin/Instagram

Lauryn, 21, wrote that she will “forever be grateful” to her three-year-old daughter Ella.

In one of the snapshots, Ella was wearing a black and white striped dress as her hair was combed into ponytails. 

The reality star mentioned: “I was able to give you life.”

Lauryn added that she “basically” had to be a “mom and sister” to Alana, which “counts for you too.”

In the snapshot, Lauryn had a huge smile on her face as she rested her head on Alana’s shoulder. 

She compared the two and continued: “You both have personalities that light up the whole world.”

Lauryn continued: “Just know I’ll always stand behind you both 100% with anything. You both can conquer the world.”

Pumpkin welcomed her second child, Bentley, with her husband, Joshua Efird, in July.


Recently, Mama June Shannon, 42, whisked her 24-year-old TikToker boy toy, Jordan McCollum, away for a fun-filled luxury trip to Las Vegas, even after he showed off his younger new girlfriend, Ashlyn Talley.

The From Not to Hot star appeared to have foot the bill for Jordan’s first-class ticket and their VIP stay at a hotel on the Vegas strip.

June wrote to one of Jordan’s close family members in the comments on Facebook: “I can’t wait to see his reaction as we fly into the city at night and just to see his reaction overall while we are there but I think we deserve it just to be able to get away.”   


At the end of August, Mama June’s oldest daughter, Anna Cardwell, spoke exclusively to The Sun about how she was concerned with her mom’s relationship with the influencer. 

Anna said: “If he starts using again, that’s not healthy for Mama and he’s only 24-years-old. Mama needs to calm down and focus on herself.” 

She added: “He doesn’t have a lot of time on him. If he relapses, I hope he at least does it away from her. She’s on probation, and if she fails a drug test at any time she will go back to jail.” 

Anne concluded: “She probably thinks she’s just his best friend- but she probably wants more.

“It looks like he just wants money. He’s been begging for money all over TikTok.” 

Mama June took Jordan McCollum on trip to Las Vegas


Mama June took Jordan McCollum on trip to Las VegasCredit: WeTV
Joshua Efird, Lauryn Shannon, and Ella took a group photo together


Joshua Efird, Lauryn Shannon, and Ella took a group photo togetherCredit: Social Media – Refer to Source
Lauryn Shannon took a photo of Ella and Bentley


Lauryn Shannon took a photo of Ella and Bentley
Mama June, 42, whisks boy toy Jordan McCollum, 24, away to Las Vegas in luxury trip – even though he has new young girlfriend

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