Just one day after revealing the identity of her boyfriend Dralin Carswell, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson deleted the post from Instagram. According to Page Six, she did it due to flack she got over the couple’s four-year age gap. Thompson just turned 16 while Carswell is 20. “honey boo boo is less than 6 months older than me (15) and she has a 20 year old boyfriend?” said one commenter. “doesn’t sit right with me.” Another user made a grim prediction: “16 and 20? Where are her parents? She’ll be knocked up before she graduates,” they wrote. Another commenter was equally as grim, writing, “Jail. Jail jail jail.”
Thompson and Carswell have been together for six months, and Thompson’s family has reportedly been welcoming and accepting of the relationship despite the age gap. “He was quiet at first, but he’s like one of the family now. He’s just as fun and crazy as the rest of them,” a source close to her family told The Sun, adding, “Dralin and Alana are attached at the hip and hang out together all the time.” The Sun also noted that the couple resides in Georgia, where the age of consent is 16.