Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson continues to enjoy her California vacation with her family sans her mom, Mama June Shannon.
On Thursday, the 16-year-old reality star took to Instagram to upload a recent photo taken during her family’s trip to Los Angeles. In the snap, Alana, who has on full makeup and false lashes, is seen smiling while surrounded by the kids of her sister and legal guardian, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 22.
Seated in front of Alana was 4-year-old Ella Grace, Pumpkin’s eldest child with husband Josh Efird, 25. Standing close to his sister Ella was Bentley Jameson, who recently turned 1. Pumpkin sat on the far right in the frame, carrying her newborn baby girl Stella Renae, while Josh held Stella’s twin brother, Sylus Ray.
Also captured in the photo was Alana’s 20-year-old boyfriend Dralin Carswell, who accompanied the reality TV family to their meet and greet with their fans in West Hollywood over the weekend. Honey Boo Boo kept the caption short by writing, “California vacay,” along with several sparkling heart emojis.
Fans quickly flooded the post with positive messages, with many of them pointing out how happy the family looked during their picnic in Hollywood. Several also praised the young couple for raising their kids and being there for Alana at the same time.
“Love this, guys! What an amazing little family! Pumpkin, you are a rock star [wife]! Josh, you are a role model for what a real man does for his family,” one wrote.
“[Pumpkin] single-handedly saved her family. Stepped right up for her sister and had four kids of her own. Much respect,” another added.
“Pumpkin and Josh deserve the best parent/guardian reward for doing the best job at raising their kids and Alana,” a third user commented.
There have been rumors about Pumpkin and Honey Boo Boo getting their own reality show without their controversial mom, Mama June. Reports claimed the siblings will meet with a top shot later this month, but International Business Times could not verify this information.
The sisters currently appear in the ongoing sixth season of “Mama June: Road to Redemption.” But on the show, Pumpkin has been very vocal about keeping her distance from Mama June, who abandoned her and Alana in March 2019 to live with her now-ex-boyfriend Geno Doak.
Last month, Pumpkin was granted by a Georgia judge sole physical custody of Honey Boo Boo. The court also asked Mama June to pay for child support until her youngest daughter turns 18.