The Toddlers and Tiaras star Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson finally opened up about her relationship with Dralin Carswell. Talking to a leading daily, she unfolded a thing or two about her life which also includes her weight loss surgery.
She also mentioned how people troll her four years age gap with boyfriend, Dralin, and her response is what it should be. She asserted that she couldn’t care less about what people say.
Honey Boo Boo, 16, reveals that she is often criticized for two things when it comes to their relationship. One being her age gap with Carlswell, 21, and the other one is for him to be black and she is white. “I don’t care because, like, at the end of the day, my sister approves, his mom approves and we’re happy, so what fans got to say or what haters got to say, I don’t really care,” Thompson told a leading daily.
To everyone’s surprise, Alana’s older sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, who is the legal parent of the reality star, has also talked about the controversial relationship and openly defended her. “She’s not getting married, she’s not having a kid, she’s doing very good in school,” Shannon, 22. She further added, “Despite their age difference, Thompson and Carswell are on the same wavelength.”
Honey Boo Boo and Dralin Carlswell fueled engagement rumors when the former was spotted wearing a diamond ring a few months ago. However, the star’s representative rubbishes off the rumours, telling a leading daily it was “just a ring.”
On the other hand, much like her sister, Alana’s mother, “Mama” June Shannon, backed her daughter and gave her full freedom saying, “She is old enough to make her own decisions.” Her mother further stated, “She is getting a lot of hate because she’s in an interracial relationship [and] he is older,” continuing, “At the end of the day, Alana’s not that 6, 7-year-old child y’all fell in love with 11 years ago. Alana has grown up, she’s graduating high school next year, guys! People need to realize that she’s going to be 17 in August.”
Alana Thompson and Dralin Carlswell have been dating since mid-2021. However, they decided to keep their personal life private and didn’t make it Instagram official until September, 2021.