KEY POINTS

  • Alana Thompson has opened up about her current relationship with Mama June Shannon
  • The 16-year-old reality star said they are currently working on “ourselves and each other”
  • Alana admitted that her life at 16 is quite different from how she imagined it would be

Mama June Shannon’s youngest daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson has opened up about reconciling with her mother in a new interview. 

The 16-year-old reality star sat down with Inside Edition Friday to discuss, among many things, her current relationship with her controversial mom, 42. 

“We’re definitely getting there,” Alana responded when asked about their relationship following Mama June’s well-documented crack cocaine addiction and legal battle on their family’s reality show “Mama June: From Not to Hot.”

The former “Toddlers & Tiaras” star added that they are currently “working on ourselves and each other.”

Mama June previously told fans on social media that she’s focused on herself for the time being and that she’s “learning to love me first” before entering another romantic relationship following her breakup with ex-boyfriend Geno Doak

The We TV star, who has been very active on TikTok lately, revealed on the platform earlier this month that she’s leaving the past behind to become a “better version” of herself. 

Last week, Mama June also shared on TikTok that she’s been spending time with her kids Alana, Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, 24, and Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 21, as well as her grandkids with Pumpkin, 3-year-old Ella Grace and 2-month-old Bentley Jameson. 

Alana continues to live with her sister Pumpkin, who was given legal guardianship over her when Mama June ditched them to be with Geno in 2019. Alana, who is now in high school, admitted to Inside Edition that her life at 16 is quite far from what she had imagined. 

“[Being 16] is very different from what I thought it was going to be. I thought sweet 16 would be the sweet life. Very much not,” she said. 

Last month, Alana was the subject of a cover story of online magazine Teen Vogue, and in her interview with the outlet, she revealed that she does not want to be called Honey Boo Boo anymore because she’s no longer that “boisterous little girl” fans saw on their previous reality shows. 

“My mama did not name me Honey Boo Boo. My name is Alana. They are completely two different people. … I guess people still expect me to be little Honey Boo Boo, and I’m not anymore,” she said.

Alana and Lauryn Thompson Pictured: Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson (left) and Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon attend WE tv’s premiere fashion event celebrating “Bridezillas” at Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City on March 13, 2019. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images