Ever since Mama June Shannon left her daughters behind, the girls’ lives have been a mess. The daughters had to fend for themselves. And Alana Thompson, the youngest, needed her mother’s care the most.
Mama June, however, was nowhere to be found to provide what her daughters needed. The teenager had to undergo therapy sessions to straighten herself out. Lauryn Shannon also revealed more of Alana Thompson’s struggles.
Since Mama June went into rehab, Lauryn Shannon was the one who looked after Alana Thompson. She and her husband Josh took the teenager in. Yet it was hard for Honey Boo Boo to survive without her mother. Lauryn Shannon revealed to The Sun the struggles they faced in June’s absence.
The 21-year-old says Honey Boo Boo is in a better place now than she was a year ago. Lauryn Shannon says they both had to go through therapy and talk more like a family to fill the absence.
Lauryn Shannon tells how she and her husband encouraged the teenager in her studies. She knew Alana had the ability to get into a good college. And hope that one day she will.
Mama June: From Not to Hot: Lauryn Shannon Do Not Want Alana Thompson To Go To June’s Care
Lauryn still doubts Mama June’s sobriety. Although we have seen that she is proud of Mama June’s accomplishments, she still has doubts about June and Geno’s future. She doesn’t think Geno is right for her mother. He is nothing more than just an addict. That’s why Pumpkin confessed that she doesn’t want Alana Thompson to go back into June’s care.
Lauryn says, “I am not really sure if Alana would want to go back to that situation only because for so long Mama did lie about what was going on and how things were going on there.” The 21-year-old thinks they provide a better environment for Alana Thompson, something Mama June can’t provide.
However, she also fears that Mama June and her boyfriend might one day come after her for custody.