Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson has been dating 20-year-old college student Dralin Carswell secretly, but recently introduced him to her followers.
Alana Thompson, of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo fame, is ringing in spooky season this year with her “bae,” who she recently introduced her 1 million Instagram followers to after keeping him out of the public eye. Over the years, Alana crushed hard on a few boys, mainly her Dancing With The Stars: Juniors partner, Canadian dancer Tristan Ianiero. But now, the 16-year-old reality star is in an official relationship with a fellow Georgia resident and she’s not afraid to show off her happiness, even if it makes some people uncomfortable.
For Alana, the past several years have been far from easy. Throughout 2019, she was forced to watch Mama June Shannon, the beloved matriarch of the family, battle a debilitating drug addiction with her now ex-boyfriend Geno Doak. The situation got so bad that Alana’s older sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon Efird earned custody of her. Usually sassy and confident, Alana broke down during an intervention for June. Not only did she miss her mother, she felt she was a burden on Pumpkin and her husband Josh Efird, who had their own toddler Ella to care for. Currently, things seem to be looking up. June is celebrating over one year sober and is working to repair the bonds with her daughters.