Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon: Engaged at 16!

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If you had hoped that 2016 would be the year that the world finally moves on from "Mama June" and the rest of the Shannon family, we're sad to say you're out of luck.

We've already seen June accuse Sugar Bear of cheating on her with men, and now it seems the Shannon train will keep right on rolling with a new generation. Let's try for a bit less dysfunction this time, mmm-kay?

Lauryn Shannon, Josh Efird Photo

16-year-old Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon announced on her social media pages this week that she's engaged to 19-year-old Joshua Efird.

Even though getting married (and shortly thereafter knocked up) while still in one's teens is a tradition in the Shannon family, Lauryn had spoken in the past about her desire to leave her tiny hometown of McIntyre, Georgia and embark on a career.

Sadly, it seems being nicknamed after a spherical gourd doesn't do much for a young woman's self-esteem, and she opted instead to settle down with her first boyfriend.

The teens report that they're saving themselves for marriage, so it seems no shotguns will be necessary at the ceremony.

Lauryn, of course, is not the first of her siblings to start a family.

Anna Shannon gave birth to daughter Kaitlyn Shannon during the first season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and she's since welcomed a second child.

Anna has also cut ties with Mama June, so maybe this family is headed in the right direction after all.

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