Mama June has confirmed the biological father of her daughter Lauryn (aka “Pumpkin”) — and it’s not registered sex offender Mark McDaniel.
Pumpkin’s father is Michael Anthony Ford, who's currently behind bars for sexual exploitation of a minor.
“Pumpkin’s real father is [sister] Jessica’s father… I lied to my family and told them it was somebody else… It’s Michael Anthony Ford,” the "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" matriarch recently confessed. “He was caught on ‘[To] Catch A Predator’ back in 2005… He’s doing time for [sexual] exploitation of minors until 2026.”
This comes shortly after June’s oldest daughter, Anna, explained that Lauryn thought Mark — who was found guilty of molesting Anna when she was 8 years old — was her father.
June clarified their relationship.
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“Yes, she knows biologically [Ford] is her dad but… Mark was the one who named Pumpkin, Pumpkin,” June told Entertainment Tonight.
She also said she understands why people are upset with her relationship with Mark, while promising, “It’s not like I’m seeing him everyday.”