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Honey Boo Boo's 16-year-old sister is engaged

The Honey Boo Boo clan grows by one at some point in the future: sister Lauryn Shannon aka "Pumpkin" is engaged to Josh Efird. The 16-year-old shared the happy news by changing her Instagram status:

pumpkin engaged

Apparently they're planning to wait a while before tying the knot. Pumpkin only recently started driving:


Meanwhile "Mama June" Shannon and Mike Thompson - they are the parents of little Alana and he has served as a father figure to the other girls - went on "Marriage Boot Camp" to salvage their relationship. 

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Last year was a busy one of for the family:

Mama June posed for a swimsuit photo shoot

They moved to metro Atlanta

They made a big announcement on “Inside Edition”

They visited “The Doctors” for a health intervention

Mama June and Sugar Bear, who had parted ways, reconciled and teamed up for a charity event 

Looks like 2016 will be full of adventures, too!


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