Since Toddlers & Tiaras debuted on television in 2009, the show has been extremely controversial. Unfortunately, it turns out that a lot of this controversy was well deserved, as there are too many disturbing facts about the show Toddlers & Tiaras. However, there’s no doubt that the show had a lot of fans, which is why TLC aired a controversial special to see where the stars of Toddlers & Tiaras are now in 2021.
When it comes to the most famous person to ever appear in an episode of Toddlers & Tiaras, there was no need to include her in the aforementioned special where they are now. After all, Alana Thompson went on to star in her own spin-off series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, from 2012 to 2017. Also, since that show ended, the press has continued to cover what Honey Boo Boo’s life has been like since the “reality” TV show.
As a result, the world learned that Alana Thompson started dating someone in 2021. Unfortunately, instead of being able to rejoice in the idea that Honey Boo Boo has found someone, the former “reality” star’s relationship is extremely controversial.
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When the world learned that Alana Thompson had a boyfriend, the much-loved young “reality” star was still 16 years old. While it’s typical for teens of that age to start their dating journey, most of them get involved with someone close to their age. As it turned out, however, Alana Thompson was dating someone who was years older than her.
At the time the then 16-year-old Alana Thompson revealed her boyfriend Dralin Carswell, he was 20 years old. Since she was underage at the time and Carwell was old enough to vote and he was close to being able to legally drink at the time, the couple’s newly disclosed relationship was controversial from the start. In fact, when Honey Boo Boo uploaded an image of herself with Carswell on Instagram, the backlash was swift and she deleted the photo in no time.
Despite the backlash against Alana Thompson’s relationship, she defended Dralin Carswell’s dating while speaking to Teen Vogue. According to Honey Boo Boo, Carswell is different from most people in her life as she likes him for the right reasons, while other people just want to be close to a famous person.