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Honey Boo Boo wears matching outfits with older boyfriend Dralin Carswell in rare snaps

Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson looked happier than ever with her older boyfriend Dralin Carswell.   

On Saturday, the high school student, 16 shared rare snaps in which she and the college student, 20, were seen wearing matching outfits while on a stroll.

‘park dates with you are the best!’ the reality star gushed in the caption. 

Loved-up: Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson looked happier than ever with her older boyfriend Dralin Carswell

The loved-up pair donned black t-shirts emblazoned with the writing ‘Have a Nike day!’ in white and the brand’s trademark swoosh in red. 

The couple completed their ensembles with black exercise shorts and white sneakers.

The former child beauty pageant contestant wore her hair down and carried a pink heart-shaped purse that hung from a chain strap on her shoulder. 

In the first photo that Alana shared, the two were seen holding hands as they walked across a bridge.    

He's mine! Alana went Instagram official last September

He’s mine! Alana went Instagram official last September

The television personality held a white cup in her other hand and glanced off to the side while Dralin flashed a bright smile.

Alana and Dralin beamed and stood closely together as they posed in front of a lake for another snap. 

The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo alumna turned off comments for her post. She had not shared photos of the pair since they went Instagram official.

After seven months of dating, Alana shared a photo of the two last September, which she later deleted.    

Her BAE: In the photo, the duo were holding hands as they wore matching T-shirts that said 'that's how I roll' while at a pumpkin patch

Her BAE: In the photo, the duo were holding hands as they wore matching T-shirts that said ‘that’s how I roll’ while at a pumpkin patch

 In the photo, the duo were holding hands as they wore matching T-shirts that said ‘that’s how I roll’ while at a pumpkin patch. 

The post received some negative comments from fans who objected to the teenager and the 20-year-old dating.  

Alana and Dralin live in Georgia where the age of consent is 16.   

They have now been dating for over a year and her family has approved of him despite their age difference. 

In early September, The Sun claimed that she was ‘attached at the hip’ with Carswell.

Despite the four-year age gap, the teen reality TV star’s sister reportedly approves of her relationship.  

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carswell attended a Nashville technical school but now lives near in Georgia near Alana and her sister Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, 21, the site reported.

Happy in love: She is reportedly 'attached at the hip' with her boyfriend, whom she began dating nearly seven months ago

Happy in love: She is reportedly ‘attached at the hip’ with her boyfriend, whom she began dating nearly seven months ago

While he was ‘quiet at first’ around her loved ones, a source told the outlet that Carswell is ‘like one of the family now’ and is ‘as fun and crazy as the rest of them.’

‘Dralin and Alana hang out together all the time,’ the insider added of the duo, who went Facebook official in March.

As Alana saves up for her first car, her car fanatic beau has generously let her drive his Chevrolet Camaro, which he considers ‘his baby.’  

In Georgia, 16 is the youngest age a person can give his or her lawful consent to sexual activities.

Last week while gracing the cover of Teen Vogue, she spoke about her man publicly for the first time in a candid interview. 

‘To be honest, I do not have many friends. At all,’ Alana said of her social life as the only famous student at her public high school.

College student: Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carswell attended a Nashville technical school but now lives near in Georgia near Alana and her sister Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon, 21, a source told The Sun this week

College student: Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carswell attended a Nashville technical school but now lives near in Georgia near Alana and her sister Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, 21, a source told The Sun this week

She added her only friend is her boyfriend. ‘Because I feel like folks are so much like, oh my God, I’m friends with Honey Boo Boo. I don’t trust nobody really, so I don’t have friends.’

The TV vet also discussed how people react to her body and the body positivity movement.

‘I feel like my generation is probably making it worse,’ the candid teen said.

‘Everybody’s all about body positivity, body positivity, until they see a body they don’t like…I don’t understand why people think this way. Just because I got a little bit of extra meat on my bones, you want to hate me? I’ll never get body shaming.’

Alana came to fame nine years ago on 2012’s Toddlers & Tiaras about children in beauty pageants. 

Her outspoken nature and Mountain Dew addiction made her an instant classic.

That same year came the family’s own show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was born.

This series focused on Mama June and her parenting skills as she brought up her kids with little money.

Fits right in: While he was 'quiet at first' around her loved ones, a source told the outlet that Carswell is 'like one of the family now' and is 'as fun and crazy as the rest of them'

Fits right in: While he was ‘quiet at first’ around her loved ones, a source told the outlet that Carswell is ‘like one of the family now’ and is ‘as fun and crazy as the rest of them’

She showed fans how to make Sketti – fried spaghetti – and cook deer scraps.

The show was a hit and on the air for two years.

In 2017, June starred in Mama June: From Not To Hot which saw the matriarch lose 300lbs thanks to surgery, a new diet and a fitness routine.

But things went off the rails when she started doing drugs with Doak.

The two were arrested for a dispute at a gas station in Alabama in 2019 where they were found with drugs near them.

After that they hoped from hotel to hotel as they burned through her life savings to party and gamble.

'Very, very hard': Alana spoke candidly to Teen Vogue about her mother Mama June's struggle with drug addiction

‘Very, very hard’: Alana spoke candidly to Teen Vogue about her mother Mama June’s struggle with drug addiction

Mama’s absence from the family was discussed on Not To Hot as Alana cried over her mother abandoning her and her sister Pumpkin having to pick up the parenting duties.

In recent months Mama has reached out to her children, promising she is off drugs and is done with Doak.

This month, Geno was sentenced to 16 months in prison for felony possession of a controlled substance, which was listed as crack cocaine, during his 2019 arrest in Alabama. June has managed to avoid prison time.

From Not To Hot has been on the air for three years and spawned reunion specials such as Path To Redemption.

Alana has also participated in the spinoff Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.  

THE RISE OF HONEY BOO BOO

Alana came to fame nine years ago on 2012’s Toddlers & Tiaras about children in beauty pageants and the pressure they face from their mothers.

Her outspoken nature and Mountain Dew addiction made her an instant classic. 

That same year came the family’s own show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was born.

Alana came to fame nine years ago on 2012's Toddlers & Tiaras about children in beauty pageants. Her outspoken nature and Mountain Dew addiction made her an instant classic

Alana came to fame nine years ago on 2012’s Toddlers & Tiaras about children in beauty pageants. Her outspoken nature and Mountain Dew addiction made her an instant classic

That same year came the family's own show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was born; Alana and June seen in 2015

That same year came the family’s own show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was born; Alana and June seen in 2015

This series focused on Mama June and her parenting skills as she brought up her kids with little money.

She showed fans how to make Sketti – fried spaghetti – and cook deer scraps in order to survive.

At this point she was with her partner Sugar Bear. 

The show was a hit and was on the air for two years.

They were once very close: Honey Boo Boo and Mama June heading to Good Day New York in 2018; Geno is in the background

They were once very close: Honey Boo Boo and Mama June heading to Good Day New York in 2018; Geno is in the background

In 2017, June starred in Mama June: From Not To Hot which saw the matriarch lose 300lbs thanks to surgery, a new diet and a fitness routine. 

But things went off the rails when she started doing drugs with her boyfriend Geno Doak.

The two were arrested for a dispute at a gas station in Alabama in 2019 where drugs were found.

After that they hopped from hotel to hotel as they burned through her life savings to party and gamble.

Mama’s absence from the family was discussed on Not To Hot as Alana cried over her mother abandoning her.

In 2017, June starred in Mama June: From Not To Hot which saw the matriarch lose 200lbs thanks to surgery, a new diet and fitness; Alana with Pumpkin and Pumpkin's daughter on Not To Hot

In 2017, June starred in Mama June: From Not To Hot which saw the matriarch lose 200lbs thanks to surgery, a new diet and fitness; Alana with Pumpkin and Pumpkin’s daughter on Not To Hot

Luckily, her sister Pumpkin stepped in and served as a mother to Boo Boo.

In recent months Mama has reached out to her children, promising she is off drugs and is done with Doak. 

This month, Geno was sentenced to 16 months in prison for felony possession of a controlled substance, which was listed as crack cocaine.

June will be able to avoid jail time. 

From Not To Hot has been on the air for three years and spawned reunion specials such as Path To Redemption.  

Alana has also participated in the spinoff Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.

 


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