In the recent turn of events on WEtv’s Mama June: Family Crisis, Lauryn (Pumpkin) Efird had a fallout with her mother, June Shannon. The reason? She discovered through Justin’s mom, Rexanna Stroud, that her mother is planning an extravagant wedding with Justin Stroud. And, Pumpkin was completely kept in the dark about this!
Mama June’s Wedding and Pumpkin’s Outrage
When Lauryn Efird confronted her mother about this unexpected twist, Mama June’s response wasn’t what she hoped for. Mama June explained that she was doing everything within a budget, but her daughter was having none of it. As per Pumpkin, this is just another one of her mother’s “money pits” and attention-seeking tactics.
This wedding and its associated costs didn’t sit well with Lauryn Pumpkin Efird for several reasons. For starters, Mama June’s claim of keeping things on a budget contradicts her previous statement of wanting “all the bling.” Plus, Pumpkin accuses her mother of being stingy except when it’s about lavish personal events.
However, the crux of her anger stems from the fact that Mama June only provides $800 monthly for the care of Alana (Honey Boo Boo) Thompson, while planning to spend thousands on a second wedding. As Lauryn Efird has full custody of her younger sister, this perceived stinginess piles on her existing financial pressure.
The True Cost of the Wedding
Mama June claims that she managed to plan the entire wedding, from dresses and flowers to food, for $13,000. Yet, according to The Knot, a similar wedding costs around $30K on average. So, is Mama June just really good with budgeting, or is she fudging the numbers? Pumpkin believes the money could have been better spent.
Lauryn Efird Says No to the Bridal Shower
In the wake of these controversies, Pumpkin has made her stance clear: she won’t attend her mother’s bridal shower. When asked why, her answer was brutally honest, “Because I have five kids to f**king raise and one of them is yours.”
Even though Mama June tried convincing Pumpkin to attend and bring along the kids, she stood her ground. Pumpkin made it clear that she’s had enough of her mom’s lies and manipulation.
Now, the question is – will Alana attend the bridal shower with her Aunt Doe Doe Shannon? Well, Pumpkin says that’s up to her. As the situation unfolds, it’s apparent that this family crisis is far from over.