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Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon, 16, Engaged To Older Boyfriend— But Family Doesn't Approve!

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Jan. 12 2016, Updated 2:02 p.m. ET

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Mama June Shannon's daughters are growing up— but are they moving too fast? Lauryn Mychelle "Pumpkin" Shannon, who just turned 16 last week, is now engaged to her 19-year-old boyfriend, Josh Efird. Efird's grandmother exclusively told RadarOnline.com that the young couple is jumping the gun.

EXCLUSIVE: Honey Boo Boo’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon gets engaged in GA Pics taken 11/2/15

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High school student Pumpkin recently called Josh, a mechanic in the former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo family's native Georgia, the "most amazing and important man in my life."

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EXCLUSIVE: Honey Boo Boo’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon gets engaged in GA Pics taken 11/2/15

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The young lovebirds, who began dating in March 2015, are so serious, he popped the question at a local Bay Breeze seafood restaurant.

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EXCLUSIVE: Honey Boo Boo’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon gets engaged in GA Pics taken 11/2/15

Lauryn Pumpkin Shannon Engagement Photos
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Josh's grandmother, Linda Efird, told Radar that Pumpkin is a "really nice girl"— but she's uneasy about the impending nuptials.

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EXCLUSIVE: Honey Boo Boo’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon gets engaged in GA Pics taken 11/2/15

Lauryn Pumpkin Shannon Engagement Photos
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"I think they're too young for marriage," the concerned grandmother revealed. "I hope they have a long engagement."

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EXCLUSIVE: Honey Boo Boo’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon gets engaged in GA Pics taken 11/2/15

Lauryn Pumpkin Shannon Engagement Photos
Source: Splash News

However, Linda stressed that Pumpkin and Josh "love each other." "She's very sweet," she said of Mama June's second youngest daughter. "And I love my grandson."

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EXCLUSIVE: Honey Boo Boo’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon gets engaged in GA Pics taken 11/2/15

Lauryn Pumpkin Shannon Engagement Photos
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The very young couple still lives in separate homes, Linda said.

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EXCLUSIVE: Honey Boo Boo’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon gets engaged in GA Pics taken 11/2/15

Lauryn Pumpkin Shannon Engagement Photos
Source: Splash News

Pumpkin's oldest sister Anna, 22, tied the knot with Michael Cardwell in May 2014. They just welcomed daughter Kylee Madison on December 9.

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Meanwhile, Mama June, 35, and her longtime love, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, 43, are attempting to work out their problems on WE tv's Reality Boot Camp: Reality Star. On last week's episode, Sugar Bear confessed he cheated as Mama June burst into tears.

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