Reality star Lauryn Shannon is just weeks away from her birthday! That’s right – the Mama June: Road to Redemption star is expecting her second child with husband Josh Efird and the couple are expecting a new arrival this July, People reports.
Lauryn Shannon and Joshua announced in November 2020 that she was expecting a baby sibling for their daughter Ella Grace.
The news came after Lauryn Shannon saw many other pregnancy tests come back negative in recent months. In fact, the couple had already “come to terms” with the fact that they would only have one child. Lauryn Shannon explains to the magazine that she remembers how she and Joshua felt: “Ella can just be our one and it’ll just be us and we’ll be fine”.
But lo and behold, it was just after she and Joshua came to that conclusion that Josh Efird learned that another baby was on the way.
“That, for sure, was a big deal, because Josh doesn’t work at home,” Lauryn Shannon adds. “He works in South Carolina, and it’s very hard, being long-distance and then being pregnant and taking care of two kids. It’s definitely a lot.”
Not only do Lauryn Shannon and Joshua have to take care of Ella, but they also have to take care of her younger sister, Alana Thompson’s legal guardianship since their mother June Shannon was arrested in March 2019 on drug possession charges, People reports.
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The Shannon family rose to fame in 2012 with the TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and in 2017 they returned to television with the WE TV reality series Mama June: From Hot to Not, which was renamed Mama June: Family Crisis for its fourth season and Mama June: Road to Redemption for its current fifth season.
However, Lauryn Shannon recently told Entertainment Tonight that she is ready to leave her TV career behind in favor of a nursing career. “Honestly, I want to go ahead and say goodbye if I’m being completely honest,” she said. “Only because Alana grew up doing this, and you don’t really have a normal life during production. We have two days off a week, and I can’t get my life together in two days.”