MAMA June Shannon’s daughter Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Efird and her husband Josh are now filming their new spinoff show and a key family member is not included, sources say.
The U.S. Sun can exclusively report that a spinoff with June’s daughter Pumpkin, 22, has quietly begun filming, according to sources familiar with the production.
“Pumpkin and Josh have been filming with the kids and Alana and Dralin are part of the production as well,” one source said of Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson, 17, and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Dralin Carswell’s involvement.
A second source confirmed that fans shouldn’t expect to see much of the Mama June: Road to Redemption star, in this new family spin-off.
As The Sun previously reported, June got off easy and was ordered to pay just $800 a month to Pumpkin for Alana’s child support as the judge was taking into account that the matriarch’s future reality TV income appeared uncertain.
The judge noted that while June’s total income at the time was around $25,000 a month, and they said in their judgment: “this amount is uncertain as it depends on production and endorsements and at this time, the show has not been renewed for a new season.”
Meanwhile, a second source familiar with the spinoff added that fans will likely see the family take a trip to Vegas over the course of the spinoff as well.
WeTV did not return The U.S. Sun’s request for comment.
The U.S. Sun previously reported that Pumpkin and Josh were in talks for this spinoff back in July – without the 43-year-old matriarch.
MORE FAMILY TO FILM
It was also revealed that Pumpkin has doubled her brood of children after she and Josh welcomed twins back in May.
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The 22-year-old Road to Redemption star gave birth via c-section to the twins on May 19 at a Georgia hospital.
The baby boy’s name is Sylus Ray Efird and his twin sister’s name is Stella Renae Efird.
Stella weighed in at 6lbs 1oz when she was born at 8:50 am and little Sylus followed one minute later weighing 5lbs 4oz.
Pumpkin revealed she and Josh were the only people allowed in the delivery room when the twins were born.
After the birth Josh’s mother, stepfather and grandmother were the first visitors.
An elated Pumpkin told The Sun: “The family is really happy. Things have been stressful adjusting to three babies under one-year-old and just five kids in general but it’s nothing me and Josh can’t handle.
“This just means life is a little more hectic but will be so worth it in the end.”
PLENTY ON PUMPKIN’S PLATE
In Georgia court documents first obtained by The Sun, a judge awarded sole custody of Alana to her sister Pumpkin and away from their mother June.
The young mother has been Alana’s legal guardian since August of 2019, following their mother’s downward spiral into drug addiction.
In the final order issued in April 2022, the judge wrote that Pumpkin “has had guardianship of the minor child since April 29, 2019.
“It is in the best interest of the child that the plaintiff is awarded sole custody.”