Josh Efird In Therapy, Over MIL Mama June Shannon

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Josh Efird cannot even be in the same room with his mother-in-law Mama June Shannon. At this point, he would rather just walk away and avoid her lies. Unfortunately, it has come to the point where he and his family can no longer do that. June is back and so is Dr. Ish to help everyone confront their demons.

Josh Efird Has A Lot On His Plate

It was a sweet romance when Josh first started courting Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon. She had quite a different life as she had spent most of her tween and teen years on television. Her little sister, Alana Thompson was known for being the precocious Honey Boo Boo on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Along with that, the world watched her extremely quirky family’s antics weekly on TLC. This included her mother June, her partner Sugar Bear, Alana, Pumpkin, and her two sisters. In the series, Pumpkin actually came out as bisexual with her family being extremely accepting.


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Then, she met Josh and they had a sweet courtship. At just seventeen, Pumpkin became pregnant with the couple’s first child, daughter Ella. The following year, they tied the knot in Las Vegas. It was not all rainbows and butterflies for the young parents. Unfortunately, in 2019, June could no longer take care of Alana due to her drug addiction. Therefore, she went to go live with Pumpkin but Josh was away working so the marriage started to get strained. He was trying to provide for his family but it was starting to feel like more pressure than happiness. Plus, he had another unexpected mouth to take care of and it was a lot on his plate.

Learning To Let Go

As time went on, the couple grew closer together and Josh Efird became a powerful husband and father figure. In the summer of 2021, they welcomed their second child. Son Bentley joined the brood but Mama June kept making their lives a nightmare. She would pop in and out whenever she wanted. Most recently on Mama June: Road to Redemption, she came, uninvited to Alana’s sixteenth birthday and gave most of the home Covid. Seemingly unaffected by her behavior, June made the family even more infuriated so Pumpkin called Dr. Ish. They will have a group therapy session, sans June, and a lot comes out.


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According to The Sun, Josh struggles during the family therapy session with Dr. Ish. He had just recovered from Covid which also led to a form of pneumonia. Josh was so sick that he actually had to go to the hospital. At the same time, he watched Pumpkin, also sick, give his baby breathing treatments. This was all because June was unsafe and traveling. “June is just a big, lying piece of s**t, and has nothing better to do than to look out for herself,” he shares, adding he wants better for their kids. He believes June just causes nothing but heartache in her wake which leads him to say: “There’s no room for your mama in my life anymore.”

Will they really be able to set themselves free from Mama June’s hold? Let us know your thoughts and watch Mama June: Road to Redemption Fridays on WeTV.

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