During an interview on Dr. Drew on Call, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwellrevealed that her sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon has turned against her and sided with Mama June after finding out that Mark McDaniel may be her father.
“That was supposed to be her so-called father or whatever it is,” the 20-year-old explained to the host. “Out of all the kids we have, Mama does not know who Pumpkin’s daddy is”
After news broke about June’s relationship with the convicted child molester, she began persuading Pumpkin to take her side by convincing her McDaniel is her father.
“[Now] Pumpkin thinks it’s Mark [who is her dad], which kind of hurts my feelings, because Mama is making her believe that someone who did that to me is her father. Now Pumpkin hates me for it,” Cardwell reveals.
The family’s reality show was canceled last month after allegations came forward that Mama June was dating the registered sex offender who served 10 years in jail for molesting then-8-year-old Cardwell.
Meanwhile, Mama June is fearful that the stress from the situation has caused her health to diminish.
“We’re working on things and trying to get past it,” she told Dr. Drew. “She’s upset and talking about her health’s decreasing. She’s talking about how she might have cancer. Being all stressed out, having all these back problems and stuff like that. She’s just mainly upset about all this things that is happening that we keep talking about it, that we need to stop talking about it, because it needs to be dropped.”
Watch her full interview below: