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Mama June’s daughter Pumpkin breaks silence on Not To Hot star’s drug arrest

Pumpkin said the family is going through a ‘rough patch’ (L-R) June Shannon, Alana Thompson, Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon and Ella Grace Efird (Picture: Getty Images for WEtv)

After Not To Hot star Mama June was arrested earlier this month, her daughter Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon has spoken out.

At the beginning of the latest episode of the show, WEtv shared a statement from Pumpkin about the dramatic few weeks.

‘Hey guys, as you know, you’ve seen the stuff out in the media and our family is going through a rough patch,’ Pumpkin wrote.

Referencing her sister Alana’s stint on Dancing With The Stars, she added: ‘But this year alone we have had a lot of happiness. And when my mom and Alana were out in California, everything seemed good.

Mama June’s mugshot was released earlier this month (Picture: Splash News)

‘Then the next couple months rolled around and things took a turn. We’re sharing our story in hopes that it helps another family and I sincerely want to thank our fans for always being there and loving and supporting us.’

The 39-year-old was arrested in Alabama after an altercation with her boyfriend Geno Doak.

Doak was arrested for domestic violence/harassment, felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, while Mama June was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

After June’s arrest, her mugshot was released, showing her looking downcast while snarling her lip.

The pair have been dating for three years, and their relationship has played out on the reality show.

June has previously described Geno as her ‘best friend and her rock’ and in season two of the show, she was seen telling her boyfriend she wants to get married.

Her daughter Honey Boo Boo (real name Alana) also features in the show, with the duo creating their own mother-daughter beauty pageant, and June struggling with her weight gain after initially shedding a huge 300lbs (21 stone).

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