Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson is making things official with her boyfriend and flaunting their love to whoever cares to see!
Yesterday, the reality star went Instagram official with her college man ahead of the Halloween season. Honey Boo Boo shared a heartwarming photo of her and her boyfriend, whose name is Dralin Carswell, sitting outdoors.
The lovebirds rocked matching printed t-shirts with the words “That’s How I Roll” printed on them as they held hands and smiled for the camera. The young couple kept their look casual, with Thompson wearing ripped jeans while her beau donned joggers.
The “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star allowed her romantic image to speak a thousand words as she only added a “bae” sticker to the photo. The accompanying caption simply read “spooky season.”
The comments section was rife with both congratulatory messages and warning remarks from fans. Some followers praised the duo for looking adorable, with many noting that Thompson looked happy.
However, others were concerned that Carswell looked too old for the young reality star, with one fan even urging her to get on birth control.
A Four-Year Age Gap
The Blast previously reported the news of Honey Boo Boo being in a relationship. It was reported that the 16-year-old reality star had been secretly dating the 20-year-old college student for about six months.
Although the television personality is a minor, her parents and family had no issues with the age gap and totally supported the relationship. It is also worthy to note that the state of Georgia, where the couple lives, set the age of consent at 16.
A source disclosed to The Sun that Carswell was a good fit for the family as he’s “just as fun and crazy as the rest of them.” The insider also noted that Thompson and Carswell are super attached to each other and always hang out together.
Before putting their relationship on display on her Instagram, the couple confirmed their relationship back in March, with Carswell changing his Facebook status to “in a relationship.”
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The famous teenager also shared a picture of them on her Facebook, with Carswell referring to her as “bae” in the comments section.
In her headline-making Teen Vogue profile, Thompson gave a shoutout to her boyfriend when she revealed that she had no friends. She mentioned that Carswell was one of her only friends because of her trust issues.
Although not much is known about Carswell, it was reported that the Georgia native studied at the Lincoln College of Technology in Nashville.
His Facebook page shows that he is a car enthusiast and a sneakerhead. All of Thompson’s sisters follow Carswell on social media, but that’s not the case for her mother, Mama June, who has no social media connection with her daughter’s boyfriend.