It has been over two months since Mama June, 42, misplaced custody of her 16-year-old daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson to Alana’s older sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon. In a Father’s Day tribute to her husband Josh Efird, on Instagram, Pumpkin, 22, incorporated an lovable picture of her squeezing her sister — whilst throwing some refined color at her newly-married mother! In pictures shared on Sunday, June 19, Pumpkin addressed the Georgia court docket ruling and advised Josh — who could also be the daddy to their 4-year-old daughter Ella and 11-month-old son Bentley, in addition to twins who have been born in May — “Thank you for being the best father to all of our babies, including Alana.”
In the put up, which now has virtually 50,000 likes, Pumpkin shared a number of sentimental pictures of her existence with Josh. In the closing picture, the 2 of them have been conserving Alana tight, who appeared squeamish in between her older sister, who’s now her mum or dad. In the total caption, Pumpkin wrote, “Happy Father’s Day to the BEST father I’ve known. All my life I prayed God would send me someone I could have a family with and love forever and he sent me you. Thank you for being the best father to all of our babies including Alana. You’ve never failed to show up and show the kids what a man real man is. I’ll forever be thankful for you. Me and the kids love you so very much.”
According to court docket paperwork bought through HollywoodLife, the custody of Alana was once issued in April 2022. In addition to successful sole custody of Alana, the court docket dominated that Mama June will have to additionally pay Pumpkin $800 a month in kid toughen till Alana turns 18-years-old, in August 2023. The paperwork additionally mentioned Pumpkin would even be in keep an eye on of “visitation between the defendant [June] and the minor [Alana].” They additionally confirmed that each events agreed to the exchange in custody.
One month later, as additionally reported through HollywoodLife, Mama June mentioned in a video interview that aired on Page Six’s Virtual Reali-tea, “Alana made that choice to stay in that environment. People don’t understand the custody thing. It’s not like somebody ‘lost custody.’ In the state of Georgia, you do temporary guardianship every year and [Alana] had been with [Lauryn] in my addiction,” she mentioned, including, “Well, at the age of 12, you’re able to make your choice.” She advised the opening that, even supposing Pumpkin has custody, she remains to be in conversation with Alana. “We do communicate. So it wasn’t like any difference. The only difference is she’s not sitting right here beside me in my home every day.”