Lauryn Shannon and Joshua Efird: MARRIED!

Anyone familiar with the story of Cinderella is aware that the Fairy Godmother once turned a pumpkin into a carriage for the Royal Ball.

According to a new report, however, Joshua Efird has gone ahead and turned his Pumpkin into a beautiful wife!

Indeed, Lauryn Shannon exchanged vows on Monday night with the father of her child.

According to TMZ, the ceremony took place in Las Vegas and it was attended by Shannon’s famous relatives, sister Honey Boo Boo and mother June.

After the wedding was complete, the entire crew went to dinner on the Strip at the restaurant Buca di Beppo.

(And, yes, the evening and its events were filmed for the upcoming season of Mama June: From Not to Hot.)

Shannon and Efird actually got engaged years ago, after just nine months of dating, back in 2016 when Shannon was only 16 years old.

(Efrid was 19 at the time.)

About a year later, Lauryn confirmed that she was pregnant with her first child, announcing at the age of only 17:

“I’m really excited to be a new mom, but there is some challenges that I am gonna have to face.

“I’m [also] really nervous have having a baby because it does have to come out of my hoo-ha.”

This is a fact.

And the baby came out of that location in December.

Her name is Ella Grace and Lauryn has been posing alongside her adorable daughter often on Instagram.

“I honestly didn’t know that I could love a little person so much,” Shannon told Us Weekly in February, adding at the time:

“I want her to grow up and not listen to what others have to say, and if she wants to do something, go after it! … I’m not gonna say it’s easy being a young mother.

“It is a hard process, but I’ve grown into it.”

In this same interview, Shannon said a wedding was actually NOT in the works because she wanted to wait until Ella was a “decent age” to take part in it.

What changed? We don’t know.

But this is still exciting news!

“They say [babies] change things, but honestly I think a kid is maybe what we needed in our relationship,” Pumpkin also said this winter of she and Efird.

“We’ve become closer than any other time. We both help each other out. It’s like it’s a team thing now.”

But how does Mama June feel about all of this?

She hasn’t spoken out on the marriage, although she did speak harshly on Efird just a few months ago.

“Josh gets on my ever-loving last God damn nerve,” June says in the following clip from her reality show.

“I told him he needs to get a better job if he’s going to support my grandchild,” she continued.

“Every time he thinks that I let my guard down, I’ll be right behind him saying, ‘Boom motherf-cker.'”

Yikes, huh? Good luck being an official part of this family, dude.

“If Josh thinks I’m always going to be him and Pumpkin’s safety net, they got another damn thing coming,” June adds in the above video.

Will she change her tune now that Josh is her official son-in-law?

Guess we’ll need to wait for Season 3 to find out.


David Beador: Cruel, Vile Text Messages to Shannon Beador Exposed

Shannon Beador’s divorce is in full swing. And we’d heard that David Beador was furious over how much he’s paying Shannon each month.

But it looks like there’s been more behind-closed-doors nastiness that no one’s seen until now.

Some of David’s private text messages to Shannon have been revealed, and they are heartbreakingly cruel.

Back in September, The Real Housewives of Orange County star and her husband separated after reportedly living separate lives for a long, long time.

In October, they made it official, filing for divorce.

What was initially going to be an amicable divorce, complete with the couple continuing to do activities with their three teenage daughters on a regular basis, broke down into a deeply acrimonious divorce.

By December, Shannon was tired of David’s behavior and started being more aggressive in the divorce.

Though it was reported that David was “shaking with anger” and cursing at Shannon after the court ruled on how much child support and spousal support he would need to pay Shannon, fans may be shocked when they hear these explosive text messages.

Shannon Beador did an interview with Jeff Lewis, Jenni Pulos, and Gage on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM channel, Radio Andy.

And … it seems like Shannon ended up getting a little blindsided, because Jeff Lewis had some text messages that she had received that she apparently hadn’t realized that she’d sent to him.

“You accidentally sent me a few texts of a conversation between you and David,” Jeff tells her. “I wanted to prove to the listeners how David has moved on.”

David Beador has a young, hot girlfriend, but that’s not what Jeff means.

Jenni Pulos reads the texts, which are attributed to David, and they are stomach-churning.

“F–k you. So tired of you. You f–king disgust me. F–k you. What do you have to do? Eat? Because you can’t get off your fat ass.”

This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard of David fat-shaming his ex for her (genuinely minor) weight gain. It’s said that David stopped loving her when she became “fat.”

Shannon responded with shock — not over the content of the texts, but over the fact that Jeff had them.

“Oh my gosh you guys. What do you mean I sent that to you? Are you kidding me? Oh my God. Oh my God. That was a couple months ago.”

She says that she’s not receiving texts of that nature from David now.

Jenni went on to read yet another text.

“World ending tonight? You get out of your pajamas today? Sleep ’til two. The sad part is your b–ch behavior is normal for you. F–k you.”

Shannon protests, saying: “Stop it, you guys!”

But those texts are pretty horrifying.

It’s always strange to hear anyone judge or dislike someone else for what they allegedly eat or what time of day they wake up.

(In fact, some would question what the point of being a millionaire is if you don’t sleep until the afternoon)

It’s worse to hear those messages sent from someone who spent years married to the recipient, who once loved her.

Some people can’t fall out of love without falling into hate.

To be clear, we can’t vouch for the veracity of these text messages. Shannon indicated that they were the real deal, however.

It looks like there are a couple of possibilities for how this came up.

One, it could be that Shannon was trying to send a screenshot of them to her attorney and accidentally sent them to Jeff Lewis.

She’s 53 and, honestly, even the most tech-savvy Millennial or Gen Z could get distracted and do the same.

Two, however, it could always be that Shannon had quietly arranged for her own on-air ambush in order to leak the texts while playing innocent.

Considering the content of those alleged text messages, who could blame her?


Shannon Beador: Feuding with Tamra Judge Over Friendship with David Beador?

We know how much financial support Shannon Beador’s receiving each month, but we also know that this is court-ordered. She and David are divorcing … and things are not amicable.

But you know who seems to get along just fine with Shannon’s ex? Her “friend,” Tamra Judge.

And Shannon is reportedly furious over this betrayal.

A source tells RadarOnline that Shannon feels betrayed by Tamra Judge, because Tamra’s husband Eddie is still hanging out with David Beador despite this contentious divorce.

Considering how hostile things are with David right now, every time that Shannon sees evidence that Eddie and David are still bro-ing out, she feels betrayed.

“Shannon thinks that it is really messed up.”

In her view, Tamra — who knows what it’s like to get divorced — should put her foot down about Eddie’s continued association with David.

“She does not understand why Tamra allows Eddie to hang out with David when she is supposed to be her best friend in the world.”

David Beador and Eddie Judge Hang Out

Evidence like this photo, which features both Eddie and David, reportedly drives Shannon up the wall.

From the start of the divorce, Tamra has made a big show of being Team Shannon.

She voiced her support for Shannon on social media.

And she even tipped off Shannon, it’s said, to the existence of David Beador’s young hot new girlfriend.

“Tamra was the first one to tell Shannon about Lesley, and even called him out on New Year’s Eve when she learned that he spent the holiday with his new girlfriend!”

And one has to wonder if Tamra only knew this because of Eddie’s continued association with David.

This report goes onto say that Tamra has been very defensive about this.

“Tamra told Shannon that she really had no idea that David and Eddie were still hanging out.”

That seems to be a hard pill to swallow, as the two men aren’t exactly being covert.

Shannon, it seems, doesn’t believe it.

“She thinks that Tamra isn’t telling the truth, because there is so much proof that David and Eddie are still close.”

It is, as we said, hard to miss.

To make this situation stranger, Tamra and Shannon are supposed to be best friends.

Tamra is a fitness guru and helped Shannon lose weight after Shannon put on a modest amount of weight thanks to stress.

And Tamra is personally aware of how stressful divorces can be.

Tamra is estranged from her daughter, who accused her mother of emotional abuse — which she says was particularly bad as she was getting divorce.

(She would allegedly make negative statements about Simon Barnes to her children and, when she was unhappy with them, she would allegedly call them “Simon” to compare them to her hated ex)

So it’s not like Tamra thinks that divorce isn’t a big deal.

Shannon is understandably under a lot of stress as she tries to go through this contentious divorce while looking after her three teenage daughters.

It was reported by someone close to Shannon that David became so petty after a recent support ruling that he had the water turned off to Shannon’s house — cutting off water to his daughters, too.

That’s not a sign of a healthy divorce process. And neither are reports that David was seen in the courthouse, shaking with fury and yelling hateful profanities at Shannon.

Divorce is zero fun.


Shannon Beador: Getting HOW Much Support Each Month from David?

Though Shannon accused David Beador of hiding money during their divorce, it was rumored that he was going to have to pay through the nose in spousal support.

A new, much more official report says that the amount ended up being less than initially reported. Still, it looks like plenty for Shannon and for her daughters.

But even that payment reduction hasn’t prevented David from allegedly retaliating in petty ways that impact his own children.

Things looked bad for the Beadors for a while — from David’s affair a few years ago to his intensely negative response to Shannon’s minor weight gain.

It was only in late 2017 that they actually took the steps to dissolve their union.

Shannon filed for divorce, because she and David had been living separate lives anyway.

But they’ve been married for a long time, and they share three teenage daughters — Sophie, Adeline, and Stella.

Even while the divorce is ongoing, David is legally obligated to make both spousal support payments and child support payments.

So … how much is Shannon getting right now?

Previously, RadarOnline had reported that Shannon Beador’s child and spousal support came in the amount of $ 30,000 per month.

That was $ 12,000 a month in child support, and $ 18,000 per month in spousal support, based upon the time that the girls spend with each parent and upon how much both parents make.

That is a lot of money, and we don’t just mean to those of us who are mere mortals. Even among the wealthiest Americans, paying this amount in support every month is definitely on the high side.

David certainly thought that the amount was high, as he was reportedly furious over it.

But it looks like, as is so often the case during a contentious divorce, the winds have shifted.

People reports that David now has to pay “only” $ 22,500 each month.

That is a tremendous amount of money in spousal and child support, but not at the level of $ 30,000.

This is a temporary payment order to ensure that Shannon and her daughters (of whom she has joint physical and legal custody) continue to live their lives until the divorce is finalized.

(It is not uncommon for the primary breadwinner in an acrimonious divorce to attempt to financially starve their soon-to-be-ex so that they cannot afford to hire a good attorney and may agree to any settlement just to receive regular payments)

David was reportedly spewing profanities at Shannon after court, which is … not a great look.

Shaking with anger, he reportedly declared that the ruling would bankrupt his business.

If you believe Shannon’s claim that he’s hiding money in order to lower the amount that he’s required to pay, then you might guess that this is all smoke and mirrors.

We mentioned earlier that he had seemed determined to retaliate.

When the court ruled that Shannon would be responsible for all of her expenses from that point forward, David reportedly shut off the water at her home.

Which, yes, means that he (allegedly) shut off the water at the house where his daughters are living. Which is just gross.

He has not commented on this allegation.

Shannon, however, refuses to openly condemn him.

“As David and I continue our divorce proceedings,” she say. “I’m doing everything I can to move things efficiently along so that our three children are not subjected to unnecessary stress during an already difficult time.”

Shannon continues, choosing her words very carefully in a way that won’t be turned against her in court. Smart woman.

“I want to be as fair as possible. I remain focused on a clean resolution and have no interest in engaging in a war of words.”

Some might ask why David would be so furious over paying for his daughters, or how anyone could be so petty as to (allegedly!) turn off the water at the home where his own children live.

To add to that, we’ve heard that David believes that Shannon is keeping his kids from him by badmouthing him.

Insiders, however, say that his children know that he cheated on their mother and have witnessed his behavior over the past couple of years, and that any resentments that they have towards their father is of his own making.

Is this kind of spiteful move over a water bill his idea of winning over his daughters? It’s hard to believe that he’s written them off as “enemies.”

We just don’t know.


Lauryn Shannon: I Already Regret Becoming a Mom

In December, Lauryn Shannon gave birth to her baby, becoming a mother at 17.

Now, a few months later, she’s 18, and opening up about her experience with new motherhood.

As it turns out, she really, really wishes that she’d waited before having a child.

It should comes as no surprise to fans of From Not to Hot or of Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon herself that members of this family can be outspoken … and sometimes blunt.

Well, speaking on Gonzo Podcasts (no relation to the muppet character or the porn style), Lauryn says that she wishes that she had waited before becoming a mother.

Speaking frankly, she reveals something that she would change about her life:

“I would probably change how young I was when I had kids.”

That … makes sense.

Lauryn continues, explaining that she had never intended to become a teenage mother.

“Because my original plan when I decided that I was gonna have kids, like, when I was younger.”

In her youth, the 18-year-old says, she already had an age in mind — an exact number.

“I was like, ‘Alright, I’m gonna wait until I’m 24.”

But she was just 17 when Ella Grace Efird was born. Lauryn now regrets that.

“And I wish maybe sometimes I wish I would’ve been able to do that.”

Alas, you can’t change history.

And, some would say, perhaps you shouldn’t admit that you wish that you could while speaking on a podcast when you’re famous and this can absolutely get back to your daughter when she is older.

Lauryn elaborates, speaking about the difficulties of being a parent.

“It has its struggles because Josh has a full-time job now, and with it just being me here and Alana some of the time and maybe my mom, it is super hard.”

At least she has family to help, but … that can only do so much.

She says that her baby-daddy, Josh, is able to shoulder some of the burden, even though June Shannon doesn’t hesitate to trash the father of her granddaughter.

“But when he gets home, it’s not as complicated because he helps out a lot.”

Ultimately, though, Lauryn doesn’t sound bitter about her current life.

“Honestly, I’m glad I get to grow with my child.”

Lauryn talks about other things on the podcast, too. She answers a question from a nervous fan who wants to know if she and her family still eat like they did on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

Obviously, Mama June has dramatically changed her diet as part of her famous makeover that gave her her current insane figure.

But Lauryn says that aside from buttered “sketti,” the over-boiled spaghetti noodles mixed with margarine and sometimes ketchup that the family would eat, their diets haven’t really remained the same.

So it doesn’t sound like Lauryn is going to be feeding her daughter any, um, roadkill or sugared cranberry sauce any time soon.

Honestly, most people had probably assumed as much. The reason for the bizarre foods eaten on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo wasn’t a personal preference, it was born of a desire to feed a family living in extreme poverty.

Some would slam Lauryn for speaking about this. What if Ella grows up and hears this one day?

Others would say that this is an important warning for Ella — as well as for other young women.

Having a child when you’re not even old enough to vote isn’t the same thing as holding a cute baby. There’s a lot more to motherhood than cute little photoshoots of a peacefully sleeping baby.

In a world where Kylie Jenner is showing off the sexy side of young motherhood, it’s important for people to get a dose of reality from their reality stars.


Shannon Beador: How Many Times Did David Cheat on Her?

To no one’s surprise, the briefly amicable divorce between Shannon and David Beador is turning very, very ugly.

David has been trying to push the narrative that starring on The Real Housewives of Orange County made Shannon an alcoholic, so he should get more time with them.

Shannon is hitting back — and David’s getting accused of having multiple affairs.


This is one nasty divorce.

David decided to accuse Shannon of drinking too much, and even went so far as to allege that she’s not encouraging the couple’s three daughters, Adeline, Sophie, and Stella to spend time with him.

(That second part might be a divorce tactic … but some wonder if that’s also what David tells himself to explain why his daughters may be unhappy with him)

RadarOnline report that Shannon’s friends are eager to expose David Beador’s bad behavior — because they’re incensed about his unkind words.

“Shannon’s friends and family are so angry about all of this. She’s a great mom!”

And they have specific ammunition in mind when it comes to firing back.

The source continues:

“Plus, everyone knows that David cheated on Shannon with more women than just one.”

Famously, David had a lengthy affair with a family friend a few years ago.

“They are determined to prove more affairs because his credibility will, once again, be shot.”

They say that David can’t keep his secrets buried forever.

“Orange County isn’t the kind of place where things go unnoticed, nor is it a place where people can keep secrets!”

Well, plenty of people might keep secrets living anywhere, but that becomes harder when you’re in the spotlight — and the husband of a Real Housewife is certainly in the spotlight.

The couple returned to court Friday to continue to argue over spousal support.

As you may recall, Shannon accused David of hiding money during their divorce — a very common tactic.

But while we’re sure that the conflict between these two will continue as this divorce grows more contentious, they were ordered to sit down for a settlement conference beforehand.

No one’s holding their breath for that to resolve everything, however.

In the mean time, David is facing more consequences for his accusations against Shannon’s alleged drinking than just angering Shannon’s friends.

RadarOnline also reports that Shannon Beador’s daughters are standing by their mother.

“The girls are honestly old enough to make up their own minds and them wanting to be with their mom is a direct result of how their father treated their mother.”

Sophie is 16, while twins Stella and Adeline are each 12.

As we all heard, David stopped loving Shannon when she gained weight, and this led to the two of them leading separate lives.

Difficult to imagine for anyone who married their spouse out of love instead of for their body.

Also, apparently the girls still haven’t forgiven David for cheating on their mother.

“For years they had to witness their fighting, and they were there for the entire time that their father cheated on their mom, as well as the aftermath it caused. They vowed to never let a man treat them that way.”

The source continues, praising Shannon’s children.

“That being said, those girls are stronger than they have ever been and are going to continue to support their mom because of what they are going through.”

David, in the mean time, appears to be complaining in legal documents because Shannon isn’t forcing their daughters to spend time with him.

It doesn’t sound like his daughters loved the way that he treated their mom during the marriage.

It’s hard to imagine that they’re loving how he’s treating her during the divorce.


David Beador: Shannon Drinks Too Much, Keeps Me From My Kids

We didn’t think it was possible…

… but things have turned even uglier between Shannon Beador and David Beador.

According to explosive legal documents, the estranged husband of this Real Housewives of Orange County cast member isn’t just sitting back and letting the reality star say mean things about him.

David is fighting back.

First, a refresher on the status of this formerly happy couple:

Shannon announced in October that she was filing for divorce from her husband of 17 years, not even pretending at the time that the split was amicable.

“It’s heartbreaking for me and my daughters that this is the road that had to be taken but it’s the only way,” the Bravo personality told the world at the time, adding:

“I felt alone in my marriage. You can do what you can to keep your family together, but you have to have willing parties.

“You need two people to make a marriage work, and that just wasn’t happening in our relationship.”

This statement, and this divorce decision, came after Shannon revealed to Real Housewives viewers on Season 10 that David had been unfaithful.

About six weeks after she confirmed her break-up, Shannon filed new legal documents that sought full legal custody of her three daughters and which aimed to “take [David] for everything he’s got.”

It was contentious then.

And it’s only grown more contentious since, according to Radar Online.

The celebrity gossip site has obtained paper submitted to Orange County Superior Court in which David demands fifty percent custody of 15-year old Sophie and 12-year old Twins Stella and Adeline.

These papers were filed on March 9 and they also accuse Shannon of basically turning the kids against their father.

Writes David in his documents:

“Since separation, the children, on several occasions have refused to talk or see me.

“This behavior has been tolerated in Shannon’s home and is not in the best interests of the children…

“Shannon is not fostering or encouraging a healthy father child relationship.”

From here, David accuses The Real Housewives of Orange County itself of providing Shannon with a dangerous lifestyle, specifically when it comes to alcohol.

Reads his latest filing:

“Shannon’s employment encourages excess drinking and extended travel to which Shannon has chosen not to inform me and make accommodations for the kids to stay with me while she is away.”

This is a new and interesting one.

We’ve never seen a Real Housewives cast member taken to task by a significant other over what she’s asked to do in order to keep her series entertaining.

Then there’s the issue of her salary, which dwarfs what David takes home for his vocation.

David alleges that Shannon earns up to $ 600,000 per year, although she previously stated she earned just over $ 400,000.

This is the sort of thing that will come out once pay stubs and other documents are demanded in court.

We can’t say for certain where things will go between Shannon and David, the latter of whom has a young girlfriend.

But we can say the gloves haven’t just come off in this divorce. They’ve been tossed into the incinerator.


June Shannon Makes Like Marilyn Monroe: See the Unexpected Photos!

Look out, all corpses buried in the same cemetery as Marilyn Monroe.

Because this legendary actress must be rolling in her grave right about now.

And it’s all thanks to June Shannon.

The WEtv reality star is posing here for a special photo shoot in which she channels the most famous movie scene in Monroe’s extensive resume.

You know the one, right?

That one in which Monroe stands over a grate in The Seven Year Itch and we see her iconic white dress get blown up over hear body and nearly over her head?

It may be the most famous few moments in big screen history.

And now Shannon is doing her best impression of Monroe, striking a very similar pose in a very similar outfit, something we never thought we’d see just a few years ago.

Seriously, remember when Shannon weighed over 300 pounds?

Heck, when she weighed over 400 pounds?!?

Before she underwent that drastic weight loss?

That was way back then and this is now… and now Shannon fancies herself a role model for plump individuals who want to change their appearance and lifestyle.

Hence this pictorial.

The fine folks behind Mama June: From Not to Hot sent us these photos in promotion of this Friday’s midseason finale, which the network bills as follows:

June undergoes another surgery to keep from going blind. Jennifer keeps a huge secret from Sugar Bear. Pumpkin is rushed into labor and June risks everything to be with her- despite her doctor’s orders!

Sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it?

Mama June is down to around 200 pounds these days, a transformation she credits to some dieting, a bit of exercise and a lot of plastic surgery.

Like, A LOT of plastic surgery.

Will she undergo any more down the line?

This is a question that continues to surround the unexpected reality star.

Shannon isn’t planning any more procedures as far as we know, but if it helps her land another season of her popular series, we’re guessing she’d gladly go under the knife.

What do you think of Shannon making like Monroe in these images?

Is it a sign of empowerment? Of how far Shannon has some in her weight loss journey?

Or is this the most sacrilegious thing you’ve ever seen in your entire life?


June Shannon: Planning on MORE Plastic Surgery?

From Not To Hot star June Shannon attained her insane weight loss through multiple cosmetic procedures.

Considering that the show’s in its second season and seemingly revolves around her body’s transformation, fans and viewers have one major question:

Is June Shannon planning on getting more cosmetic surgery?

At her heaviest, June Shannon weighed 460 pounds.

Her surgical procedures began with the installation of a gastric sleeve in 2015. The sleeve was a device that limits foot intake by physically restricting one’s stomach capacity.

It’s an extreme option for portion control.

Beyond that, she made changes to her diet and also began working out with a trainer.

She also had a tummy tuck, a breast lift, and had excess skin removed from around her arms and neck.

(For some people who experience extreme weight loss, the excess skin that lingers after they worked so hard to lose weight seems like a sick joke. It needs to be surgically removed)

The results are that June is about 300 pounds lighter than she was.

Speaking to InTouch Weekly, June Shannon shares her plastic surgery plans. She starts by talking about her current weight.

“People think that I’m going to gain the weight back.”

Sadly, it’s not uncommon for people who’ve lost large amounts of weight to regain at least some of it. The body is resilient and believes that it needs fat stores to survive.

But June says that she’s going to be an exception.

“But hello, I’ve almost been at this [weight] for a year and a half and I’m not gaining!”

That is quite an accomplishment!

And her present stats are …

“My current weight is like 165 to 170.”

That really is a loss of about 300 pounds. Most people don’t have that much to lose — or wouldn’t still be alive if they did. She’s really transformed herself.

June credits her change to the tremendous changes that she’s made in her lifestyle.

“I just try to watch what I eat and exercise when I can.”

She keeps motivated, too.

“I don’t ever want to go back.”

With that kind of determination, you might wonder if she plans to go under the knife again, if need be.

Especially if June Shannon wants to impress her boyfriend, a man by the name of Gene Doak.

But June’s response sounds very determined.

“Hell no!”

Well, that’s not ambiguous.

So she has zero plans to get further plastic surgery, for weight loss or otherwise. Good to know.

She says that she’s done enough.

“I did what I wanted to do and that’s it!”

Honestly, that’s pretty great news.

Of course, not all medical treatments are elective.

Recently on From Not To Hot, Mama June Shannon was going blind — losing all vision in her remaining good eye.

As it turned out, the issue was her retina — which was fixed with surgery.

She had to walk around with an eye patch of sorts for a while and was advised to use a walker in order to get around safely.

But obviously, that’s a medically necessary procedure. Not the same thing as weight loss surgery or getting extra skin removed.