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‘That’s Nasty,’ Honey Boo Boo’s Fans Share Their Worries after Learning about Her 20-Year-Old Boyfriend

Stephen Thompson
Sep 03, 2021
07:40 P.M.
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Popularly known as "Honey Boo Boo," Mama June's daughter Alana Thompson is embracing her new identity as a grown-up, but fans are a bit concerned about her choice of a boyfriend.
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The years have rolled speedily since the world first saw reality star, Alana Thompson, fondly called Honey Boo Boo. These days, the 16-year-old is quickly taking off old ties and embracing new ones.

Mama June's youngest daughter is undoubtedly a fan favorite little wonder her choice of a boyfriend sparked reactions from fans after they learned about who she has been secretly dating.

A photo of Mama June’s daughter Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo | Photo: Getty Images

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Reports revealed that Thompson has been dating 20-year-old college student Dralin Carswell and she seems to be attached to him as they have been together for six months.

Before the pandemic, the college student attended a Nashville technical school but now lives in Georgia near Thompson and her 21-year-old sister Lauryn' Pumpkin' Shannon, who is also her legal guardian.

Alana Thompson, June Shannon. and Geno Doak at the 2nd Annual Bossip "Best Dressed List" event on July 31, 2018 │ Photo: Getty Images

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The lovebirds are said to be spending much time together and do not seem willing to cool things off. In addition, Thompson's older sisters, Jessica, 24, and Anna, 27, approve of her new boyfriend, leaving fans disgusted.

Reports revealed that Carswell was initially quiet around the family, but over time, he has become popular among Thompson's sisters, who have grown to like him and admire his sense of humor.

A comment from a netizen on Honey Boo Boo's relationship reveal | Photo: Instagram/shaderoom

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Some social media users made their disgust known that the teenage reality star was allowed to date a much older guy and, shockingly, with the permission of her older sisters.

Reports suggest that Thompson and Carswell's relationship doesn't violate any legal laws.

A comment from a netizen on Honey Boo Boo's relationship reveal | Photo: Instagram/shaderoom

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One irritated fan called the relationship nasty while a second user chimed in, "What does a 16-year-old have in common with a 20-year-old?" a third fan added, "He is dead wrong."

Thompson and her boyfriend quietly announced their relationship in March through a subtle Facebook update. On her private Facebook page, the teenage star shared a picture of them.

A comment from a netizen on Honey Boo Boo's relationship reveal | Photo: Instagram/shaderoom

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Thompson recently appeared in the recent issue of Teen Vogue and opened up on her life and issues surrounding her mother's problems with drugs and how it affected their family.

Also, she opened up on how her fame has made it difficult for her to connect with her peers, leaving her boyfriend to be the only one she truly considers a friend.

Reports suggest that Thompson and Carswell's relationship doesn't violate any legal laws. In Georgia, where they live, the legal age for a consenting sexual relationship is 16-years-old.

Comments from netizens on Honey Boo Boo's relationship reveal | Photo : Instagram/shaderoom

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Thompson also has an eye set on performing better academically as she hopes to separate her reality show character Honey Boo Boo from herself, adding that they are both different people.

The 16-year-old reality star hopes to see her family further united as her mom continues to recover from her addiction problems.

Their reunion was emotional as Thompson broke down in tears after meeting her mom for the first time in a year. Fans would hope to see the family forge stronger ties.

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