Mama June's daughter Pumpkin fears drug overdose will kill her mother, hopes she will realize her mistakes
Pumpkin is worried that if her mother continues on the same path, one day she will lose her life
Mama June Shannon's family is worried about her life because of the choices she has made. When Mama June first started losing weight, she made everyone believe that she was turning her life for good. However, things soon took a different turn when it was revealed that she used to consume drugs.
Now, her family worries that if she continues this path, she will soon kill herself. “If she keeps going down the path that she’s obviously going, I feel like we’re going to get that call that she’s no longer alive if she doesn’t stop what she’s doing,” People quoted Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon as saying.
Mama June was arrested in March 2019 on possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges. Reports suggested that crack cocaine and a crack pipe were found on her. Her boyfriend, Eugene Edward “Geno” Doak, was also arrested and in September, both were charged with felonies.
“Everything she does is always a shock to us, because this was obviously not the person that we all know and love,” she said. Ever since Mama June got arrested her relationship with the family has been not so good. Pumpkin revealed that following her mother's arrest, she and her husband Joshua Efird were granted temporary custody of June’s youngest daughter, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.
“Alana is 14, and she’s her child and needs her mom,” she said. “There’s only so much a human being can take. Of course, with everything going on, I’m a 20-year-old with a husband, a two-year-old, and now a 14-year-old.” Pumpkin partly blames her boyfriend for getting her mother involved with drugs.
"I don’t feel like my mom has a clear head when it comes to being around him. So, I don’t feel like when she’s around him, she’s capable of making her own decisions,” she said. "I do feel like he’s definitely a bad influence. But also, at the end of the day, my mom is a grown woman, and she’s going to pick and choose what she does want to do and what she doesn’t.”
Despite this, Pumpkin hopes her mother would realize her mistakes and makes amends. “Obviously we all want her to go to rehab. We want her to be better, but that’s ultimately going to be her decision," she said.