Mama June’s Daughter Pumpkin Ready to Say GOODBYE to Reality TV (Exclusive)
Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Efird opens up to ET’s Deidre Behar in a wide-ranging interview about her life, career, family and ongoing struggles with her mom, June ‘Mama June’ Shannon, who’s currently 14 months sober after battling drug addiction. Pumpkin discusses how tough it is to watch past episodes of their family’s reality series, and why she’s so grateful that she worked many issues out in therapy. The 21-year-old shares an update on where her estranged relationship with her mom stands today, plus, she weighs in on Mama June’s boyfriend, Geno. Pumpkin doesn’t mince words when she says she hopes Geno isn’t in the picture much longer, and reveals if she thinks they can ever peacefully coexist. As for Pumpkin’s younger sister, Alana (aka Honey Boo Boo), she reveals how the 15-year-old is doing amid the family’s troubles and if she’s still living under Pumpkin’s roof. Pumpkin also candidly addresses her health journey and shares the surgical procedure she’s considering. As for Pumpkin’s goals, she admits she’s ready to say goodbye to the world of reality television after over a decade of putting her life in front of the cameras. Instead, she says she’s aspiring to become a nurse and pursue a more traditional career path. However, Pumpkin also adds that she’d love to continue entertaining her fans by starting a family TikTok or YouTube account. ‘Mama June: Road to Redemption’ airs Fridays on WE tv.