Congratulations are in order for Mama June‘s daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon! The 18-year-old married her longtime boyfriend Joshua Efird — and From Not to Hot cameras were there to capture the Las Vegas nuptials.
TMZ reported that Lauryn, Mama June, and her little sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson celebrated her big day in Sin City, which ended with a family dinner at Italian restaurant Buca di Beppo. Lauryn was spotted wearing a strapless white dress while Mama June and Honey Boo Boo wore matching burgundy red gowns. Also spotted in her stroller was Lauryn’s four-month-old daughter Ella Grace.
Lauryn and Josh welcomed their daughter on December 8, and gushed about the newborn on social media. “Thank you for coming into my life and turning my life a full 180. I never knew my heart could love someone so much,” Lauryn captioned a photo of the newborn. “You’ve become my world and I love nothing more than waking up knowing you are my daughter. I’ll always love you even when you don’t love me. Always stay precious, baby girl. Mommy loves you.”
The couple’s journey to down the aisle has not been easy. During last season of From Not to Hot, Mama June made it clear she was not the biggest fan of her daughter’s then-fiancé. “I told him he needs to get a better job if he’s going to support my grandchild. Every time he thinks that I let my guard down, I’ll be there saying, ‘Boom motherf–ker,'” June said on the show. “Pumpkin doesn’t understand bills. Like, she’s always coming [to me saying], ‘Hey, I need $100. Hey, I need gas.’ But if Josh thinks I’m always going to be him and Pumpkin’s safety net… They got another damn thing coming.”
However, it looks like fatherhood has changed Josh for the better. “I want to thank Josh for being not only a wonderful man to me but an amazing father to our little girl. Josh, I cannot [thank] you enough for everything you do for us and our little family,” Lauryn wrote shortly after their baby girl’s arrival. “I love the way you not only go out of your way to take care of me but take care of Ella as well. You’ve really grown into a wonderful man and for that I thank you. The way you look at our daughter melts my heart. I love both of you with every ounce of love my body holds.”
Now, the question remains: will Mama June tie the knot with her boyfriend Geno Doak? Only time will tell… Congrats again to the happy couple!