What Does Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon's Husband Josh Efird Do for a Living? Details
Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon has been married to her husband Josh Efird since 2018. Here's everything we know about Josh, including his profession.
After their short stint on Toddlers & Tiaras, we first got to know Mama June and her daughters Alana Thompson and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in 2012. Throughout the years, the family has continued to gain more prominence and has appeared in several spinoffs including Mama June: From Not to Hot, Mama June: Road to Redemption, and Mama June: Family Crisis.
In 2018, Pumpkin got married to Joshua Efird (much to Mama June's chagrin) and he officially became part of the family both on TV and in real life. Here’s what we know about Josh.
What does Pumpkin's husband Josh Efird do for a living?
Lauryn started dating Josh Efird in 2015. The following year, they got engaged. In 2017, they welcomed their first child. Finally, in 2018, they tied the knot in Las Vegas.
Josh is a very private man. He isn't very active on social media, so much of what we see of him is on TV and on Pumpkin's social media profiles.
According to Tuko News, Josh works as a mechanic and has worked for various companies, such as Fun Factory, Big D's, and Southern RV. In terms of his income, he likely also earns money from his appearances on Mama June: Road to Redemption and Mama June: Family Crisis.
In September 2022, The Sun reported that sources claimed Lauryn and Josh were also filming their own spinoff show.
How many kids do Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon and Josh Efird have?
Pumpkin and Josh have four kids together. They welcomed their first child, daughter Ella Grace, on Dec. 8, 2017. Their second child, son Bentley Jameson, was born on July 21, 2021. The couple then welcomed twins, a boy named Sylus Ray and a girl named Stella Renae, on May 19, 2022.
Pumpkin and Josh also became temporary legal guardians of Pumpkin's younger sister Alana in 2019, after Mama June and her then-boyfriend Geno Doak were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Pumpkin was then granted sole custody of Alana in 2022.
In May 2022, Pumpkin shared a sweet post on Instagram about Josh on Father's Day. "All my life I prayed God would send me someone I could have a family with and love forever and he sent me you. Thank you for being the best father to all of our babies including Alana. You’ve never failed to show up and show the kids what a man real man is, " she wrote.
Pumpkin added: "’ll forever be thankful for you. Me and the kids love you so very much."