MAMA June admitted to pawning jewelry and getting “super high” months before her reunion with daughter Pumpkin, as she insisted she is now “only on Xanax.”
On this week’s Mama June From Not to Hot: Family Crisis, Pumpkin, 20, whose real name is Lauryn, reached out to June, 40, to meet with her for the first time in months.
Pumpkin’s husband Josh Efird, daughter Ella and sister Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, were forced to leave their home and live in a hotel because people were after them after June failed to pay off a debt.
Pumpkin explained of her decision to meet her troubled mother: “I am going to call Mama and set up a meeting just me and her. Maybe that will make her realize what this situation has caused everybody.
"If she agrees to meet with me, I want to sit with her and offer her one more f**king chance to give her the help she needs. She’s going to look at me in my face and listen to what I have to say or that’s it, I’m done. I literally will never have contact with her ever again.”
When June didn’t answer her phone, she left her a scathing voicemail.
Pumpkin fired: “Considering you don’t want to answer your f**king phone to talk to your f**king kids, I figured I would tell you how much I hate you at this particular point because I’m sitting here folding clothes in a hotel f**king laundry room cause your f**king people are after us with money you owe them.”
Mama June then texted her agreeing to meet with her.
Production picked up Mama June for the reunion, who looked disheveled as she was missing teeth and hair.
A crew member asked June where her “bling” was, as she’s known for wearing jewelry.
Mama June reportedly pawned a diamond ring for $1,500 last year.
Mama June said: “Back when s**t was like, hard, yeah we went and had it pawned and stuff. I coulda sell everything too, my bracelets, and all of that s*** that means something.”
Mama June then admitted she is “nervous” to see Pumpkin because it’s going to be “emotional.”
She continued: “My anxiety is up today. If you woulda ask me four or five months ago how did I feel about today? I would be, just so I wouldn’t have to think I wouldn’t have to feel today, I would secretly get so super high before I would’ve came, even now.”
When she arrived to the office to meet Pumpkin, the family’s therapist Dr. Ish Major was there to greet her.
She told him: “I’m doing fine, why wouldn’t I be? I’ve been a lot better than I have been. Doin’ what I need to do. My anxiety has been up a little bit. Having to take Xanax from time to time. But outside of that, I haven’t took anything.
“The only thing that I took last night was a Fioricet. But I take 'em because it’s migraine headaches. And I’ve had a migraine headache ‘cause I was so upset, just to be able to kinda ease my, ease it down.”
She insisted she wasn’t on any other drugs and that it’s been “a couple months” since she used.
When June walked into the room and saw her daughter, she broke down in tears.
Last year, June abandoned her family for troubled boyfriend Geno Doak.
Mama June and Geno were arrested for possession of a controlled substance - crack cocaine - and possession of drug paraphernalia - a crack pipe - in March 2019.
In October 2019, their attorney entered a not guilty plea on their behalf.
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June is currently living with Florida with Geno.
She has been posting alarming Instagram videos to promote her Cameo page, weight-loss products, and more to make easy money.
Dr. Ish exclusively told The Sun that the family is “in communication” today.