It’s not easy having your life unfold in front of the reality television cameras, just for the entire world to see each and every move you make, including all of the good ones and the bad ones.
That’s perhaps the reason why Mama June’s daughter Pumpkin Shannon says that she’s ready to quit reality television and move on to another chapter in her life. Here’s what she has to say.
Mama June’s family have been through the good, the bad and the downright ugly and that is why Pumpkin is saying that enough is enough already. The 21-year-old reality star got candid about watching her mother struggle with addiction and recovery just like the rest of the world did.
Mama June Concerned: Pumpkin Wants To Quit Reality Television
She told ET Online, “It is hard… because I’m also trying to deal with it personally, and then I’m also having to film it. Even on this season, it’s kind of hard because going back to the past kind of puts wear and tear, not only for me, physically, but mentally. I don’t want to go back into that mental place that I was when my mom was into her addiction and me having to step up and do all the things that I was doing and not really taking care of myself.”
“At this point, I really do feel like I have worked hard as a woman, [done] therapy, and really working and taking this time for myself and for my family,” she adds. “I honestly just kind of hate going back to the past.”
As far as where she is with her estranged relationship with her mother, Pumpkin says that things are “complicated’ and that she and Mama June are currently working on setting up boundaries.
“As it stands today, we haven’t seen each other in a year. So that is very complicated, going on and on with life and not being able to share those little moments with my mom,” Lauryn admits, “I think, not only for me, but for Alana, and even for [my 3-year-old daughter] Ella because she does love her Gigi. She does love being around her.”
“But as being the mother, as being the guardian of Alana and being the mother to Ella as well, I have to protect them,” she notes. “I have a job. [Mama June] may be sober, but I also don’t want to take any chances, because before when she would say she was sober, she wasn’t necessarily sober…It’s not necessarily that I’m not proud of her, I just also don’t want to get me or the kids’ hopes up like I have several times before.”
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