Mama June’s daughter Honey Boo Boo, 16, confirms she’s dating Dralin Carswell, 20, & shares new photo with boyfriend

MAMA June’s daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson confirmed she is dating 20-year-old Dralin Carswell, as she shared a new photo of them together.

The 16-year-old’s sisters have approved her new beau, despite the age difference.


Mama June’s daughter Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson confirmed she is dating 20-year-old Dralin Carswell[/caption]


Alana is currently living with her sister Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Efird while June deals with her sobriety[/caption]

Alana took to Instagram to post the snap, which features the reality star holding hands with her new boyfriend as various decorative pumpkins reside behind them.

In the photo, the couple smile and are matching with tees that read, “that’s how I roll.”

The teen wrote, “Bae,” over the pic, and also captioned it: “Spooky season.”

People were loving the new photo, especially Alana’s aunt, Jo “Doe Doe” Shannon, who wrote, “You two are so cute.”

Another person chimed in: “You should be proud! Congratulations!” while one added, “You both are beaming. So happy for you!”

The Sun was first to exclusively reveal that Alana and Dralin have been dating for about six months.

A source confirmed Dralin attended a Nashville technical school before the pandemic hit, but now resides in Georgia near Alana and her sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 21, who is also her legal guardian.

The insider revealed: “Dralin and Alana are attached at the hip and hang out together all the time.”

Alana’s sisters, including Pumpkin, Jessica, 24, and Anna, 27, also approve of Dralin, too.

The source said: “He was quiet at first, but he’s like one of the family now. He’s just as fun and crazy as the rest of them.”

In a recent interview, the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo alum said her boyfriend is probably her only real friend, since she has found it hard connecting with peers due to her fame.


While it’s clear Alana is happy with her relationship, she is still dealing with quite a bit of drama within her own family.

Back in 2019, June, 42, was arrested on drug charges, including possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges in Alabama.

She was arrested with her then-boyfriend Geno Doak, who was charged with third-degree domestic violence, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Geno was sentenced to 16 months behind bars, while the From Not to Hot star avoided any jail time and received community service instead.

The two eventually went to rehab, while June’s daughter Pumpkin had to take in Alana.


Alana told Teen Vogue recently: “A lot of folks in this world do not realize how many people are actually really affected by drug and alcohol [use].

“It’s very, very hard. It’s something I’d wish on nobody, for real.”

On National Daughters Day, Pumpkin said she’s “basically had to be a mom” to her younger sister.

Pumpkin shares 3-year-old daughter, Ella, and son, Bentley, with her husband, Joshua Efird.

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‘Dralin and Alana are attached at the hip,’ The Sun exclusively revealed previously[/caption]


Even the teen’s sisters, including Pumpkin, approve of her new boyfriend[/caption]


Pumpkin recently said she’s ‘basically a mom’ to Alana[/caption]

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