Honey Boo Boo, 16, DENIES engagement rumors after flashing new diamond amid romance with Dralin Carswell, 20

Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson has denied engagement rumors after she was pictured rocking a ring on her index finger. 

The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star, 16, sparked speculation she may be headed down the aisle with boyfriend Dralin Carswell, 20, after she was spotted wearing a dazzler in a photo shoot unveiling her sister Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Elfird's newborn twins. 

But a representative for Alana told Page Six the star was not betrothed and that her new accessory was 'just a ring.' 

Nope! Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson has denied engagement rumors after she was spotted rocking a ring on THAT finger

Nope! Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson has denied engagement rumors after she was spotted rocking a ring on THAT finger

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

While many have expressed outrage of the pair's four-year age gap, Alana and Dralin live in Georgia where the age of consent is 16. 

In September 2021, The Sun claimed that she was 'attached at the hip' with Carswell.

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, 22, the site reported.

Can't miss that! The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star, 16, sparked speculation she may be headed down the aisle with boyfriend Dralin Carswell, 20, after she was spotted wearing a dazzler on her index finger in a photo shoot unveiling her sister Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Elfird's newborn twins

Can't miss that! The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star, 16, sparked speculation she may be headed down the aisle with boyfriend Dralin Carswell, 20, after she was spotted wearing a dazzler on her index finger in a photo shoot unveiling her sister Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Elfird's newborn twins

'Just a ring': A representative for Alana told Page Six the star was not betrothed

'Just a ring': A representative for Alana told Page Six the star was not betrothed  

Bundles of joy! The shoot was done to unveil Pumpkin's new babies, son Sylus Ray Efird and daughter Renae Efird

Bundles of joy! The shoot was done to unveil Pumpkin's new babies, son Sylus Ray Efird and daughter Renae Efird

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 2021.

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.

Going strong: Alana and Dralin have now been dating for over a year and her family has approved of him despite their age difference

Going strong: Alana and Dralin have now been dating for over a year and her family has approved of him despite their age difference

Young love: In September 2021, The Sun claimed that she was 'attached at the hip' with Carswell

Young love: In September 2021, The Sun claimed that she was 'attached at the hip' with Carswell

Last August 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.

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.'

'Dralin and Alana hang out together all the time,' the insider added of the duo, who went Facebook official in March 2021

'Dralin and Alana hang out together all the time,' the insider added of the duo, who went Facebook official in March 2021

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.'

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'

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.

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

'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

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.

Mama June pictured on an episode of Mama June: Road to Redemption

Mama June pictured on an episode of Mama June: Road to Redemption

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.

Last year, 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.

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Honey Boo Boo, 16, DENIES engagement rumors after flashing new diamond

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