If you were surprised to learn last year that Alana Thompson – reality star known from her Toddlers & Tiaras day like Honey boo Boo – already old enough to have a serious boyfriend, you might want to sit down.
Fans are now concerned that she has JOINed! Only 16 years old!!!
Controversial, we learned last summer that Alana was dating a 20 year old college student name Dralin Carswell and it’s been over six months – that is, when she was 15 years old! Only 5 years difference, but at that age it’s POTENTIAL. Now she’s 16 and he’s 21, and that’s true. At least, a lot of fans think so.
In a new photo session for the big sisters (and time-filled carers) Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird and her newborn twin, Alana can be seen wearing a ring on that finger. If it’s not an engagement ring, it’s definitely LOOKS like one. It is a large, round diamond on a silver band. You can see it for yourself HERE.
Apparently it freaked out quite a few people. But was she really engaged at 16?! It’s not out of the question. A source told Sun:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if she got engaged, but I’m really happy for her. Dralin makes her happy.”
But this young?? Well, Pumpkin herself was only 16 when she got engaged, and was considering June MamaThe big sis boyfriend record is by far the best adult relationship model Alana has. Currently Pumpkin remains unmarried until she turns 18. And so is Honey Boo Boo!
The legal age to get married in Georgia is practically 18. Up until 2019, parental consent may have allowed 16-year-olds to get married but thankfully they’re realizing it’s allowing girls too young to be exploited. Liberated teenagers can get married at 17, but not with anyone older than four – and as we mentioned, Dralin is 5 years older than her.
So don’t worry that she will get married soon! Alana turns 17 on August 28, so we’re talking more than a year.
But the question is is she really engaged? All we had to go on was the ring, and to be honest, we weren’t convinced at all.
A quick look at one of her two appearances on Mama June: Road To Redemption or just her Instagram The page shows that the gurl likes her jewelry and she likes to wear a ring on that finger. In fact, she regularly wears what looks like an engagement ring, with a single stone and everything. But it’s just jewelry, as far as we can tell. It does not mean anything. Here are more examples of Honey Boo Boo’s seesaws:
See what we mean?
If she gets engaged, the family seems to approve. They love Dralin, and according to a family source, he has been “like a family member” for a while.
What would YOU think if Honey Boo Boo got engaged to this young man? Do you think she is??
[Image via Honey Boo Boo/Instagram.]