Honey Boo Boo makes it official with 'older' boyfriend Dralin Carswell amid online hate
Reality TV star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson has made her relationship official with her boyfriend of a year, Dralin Carswell. The 16-year-old star of the hit show 'Mama June: From Hot to Not' recently took to Instagram to post a picture of herself with her 20-year-old lover.
However, after Alana went public with their relationship last year, the couple received a lot of backlash because Dralin is a college student and Alana is still a teenager in high school. Mother of the star "Mama June" Shannon did her part by shutting down all the negativity, adding that people should forget the charming, cheeky child they got familiar with through the family’s hit reality TV show 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'.
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Mama June confirmed that her daughter was in a relationship, saying that she had no problem with the four-year age gap, since "Pumpkin and Josh were the same age as they were". She went on to add, "Alana is getting a lot of hate because she is in an interracial relationship, he is older. But at the end of the day, people got to remember that Alana is not that six or seven-year-old child y'all fell in love with 11 years ago".
Mama June went on to point out that her baby girl is going to be graduating high school next year.
What's more, the reality TV star has decided to live her best life with Dralin anyway and has even "turned off comments" on the Instagram picture she posted with her beau. Haters going to hate, right?
So what do we know about the man in Alana's life? For starters, Dralin attended a tech school in Nashville. He currently lives quite close to Alana and her sister Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon.
Catch up on all the recent updates with the Shannon family on the new season 6 of 'Mama June: Road to Redemption', which premiered on May 13, 2022, on We TV.