Mama June: From Not to Hot's Mama June is about to get two new grandbabies. June's daughter Pumpkin is pregnant with twins.
However, all isn't serene in the formerly-Honey Boo Boo family. Some drama below the surface has led to tension between Pumpkin and her mom, and they were apart to celebrate Easter. As Pumpkin prepares to welcome babies #3 and #4, here's what's going on.
Double the Kids, All at Once
It's not easy to go from two kids to four, and doing it all at once is a whole other beastie. Especially when you're kinda mixed on the idea of adding to your family to begin with.
Just 9 months after her second baby was born, Pumpkin confirmed to InTouch that she was pregnant with twins.
Pumpkin is now close to eight months along with boy and girl twins, almost a year exactly after expressing ambivalence about growing her family.
InTouch writes, "'I don’t really know cause I’m kinda in between both,' she said.
'Like, life is good with Ella,' she added. 'My life has been super complicated over the past two years and she’s kind of been my light throughout that. So it’s just like, I kinda go on both the fences. You know, who knows?'"
Shortly after that statement, Pumpkin announced she was pregnant with baby #2.
This April, Pumpkin glowed as she celebrated Easter with family, including Jessica "Chubbs" Sharon and Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.
Mama June Drama Caused Issues in Pumpkin's Marriage
However, noticeably absent was Mama June, and Anna Cardwell. Cardwell, for her part, celebrated Easter with her cats - which sounds like a pretty pleasant Easter, if you ask us.
But the relationship between Pumpkin and Mama June is complicated and made moreso by June's struggle with addiction.
When Mama June went to rehab in 2017, it fell on Pumpkin and her soon-to-be husband with their newborn daughter to take in younger sister Alana. It caused some marital tension.
Per InTouch, "Lauryn says that June isn’t entirely to blame, but she has certainly played a role in causing their relationship some strife. 'We’ve been together since we were kids and now, we’re adults,' the mom of one shares. 'We now have two kids to take care of with Alana and Ella, you know, two different people, let alone [one] is 15.'
Joshua and Lauryn welcomed their 3-year-old daughter, Ella, in December 2017. In 2020, the couple took Lauryn’s younger sister Alana (a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo) into their home while June, 41, completed a stint in rehab and focused on her sobriety.
'I can go buy Ella a Barbie and Alana needs a $200 pair of shoes,' Lauryn tells In Touch, noting it’s taken some adjusting to become a caretaker of two children. 'So, we’re on different scales here when it comes to that.'"
Whether lingering tension is at the heart of why Mama June didn't celebrate family or there's something else, her absence was notable.
For Pumpkin though, it was a picture-perfect weekend full of family, love and laughter. Pumpkin, Josh, and their growing family seem to be doing well - and Alana does too.