Mama June shocked followers in June by saying she married her boyfriend Justin Stroud in a secret ceremony in March. Apparently, followers weren’t the one shocked ones. In an interview on July 11, two of the 42-year-old actuality star’s daughters, Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 16, and Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird, 22, revealed they’d no thought their mom had tied the knot together with her 34-year-old beau when she introduced the information. “We didn’t find out about it,” Lauryn confirmed to E! News. Lauryn even stated she obtained a “receipt” within the mail that her mom had utilized for a wedding certificates, however Mama June denied such plans. “I requested her about it only in the near past. She denied it. After which finally she was like, ‘Oh, I received married’ and we have been very, very shocked,” she defined.
Honey Boo Boo added that her mom usually stated she would by no means get married once more, which is one more reason why the shock was such an enormous one. “It undoubtedly did catch me abruptly as a result of Mama was all the time one to say she would by no means get married. However I imply, my mother now, she’s undoubtedly completely different,” Alana recalled.
Alana has endured a rocky relationship together with her mom, who quickly misplaced custody of her to Lauryn after she and her then-boyfriend Geno Doak have been arrested on drug possession fees. Lauryn was granted full custody of and was formally named the authorized guardian to Alana in April. Mama June defended the courtroom order in an announcement on June 13 and stated Alana merely “selected” to reside together with her sister. “Individuals don’t perceive the custody factor. It’s not like any individual ‘misplaced custody.’ Within the state of Georgia, you do momentary guardianship yearly and [Alana] had been with [Lauryn] in my dependancy,” she defined on Web page Six’s Digital Reali-tea. “Properly, on the age of 12, you’re in a position to make your selection.”
She additionally gave an replace on their relationship. “I do see her, I do discuss to her. We do talk,” the mom of 4 famous. “So it wasn’t like all distinction. The one distinction is she’s not sitting proper right here beside me in my residence day-after-day.”
In the meantime, Alana, who first rose to fame on TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras, has skilled a blossoming love lifetime of her personal. She is relationship 20-year-old Dralin, who she launched her household to within the sixth season of Mama June: Highway To Redemption. Lauryn’s husband, Josh Efird, gave the impression to be accepting of Alana’s man and gave him the normal protecting brother or father speech: “The one I ask is respect and also you deal with her actually, actually good. And for those who don’t I’m simply gonna break your neck,” he warned.