It's official: Lee Thompson, better known to the world as Honey Boo Boo's beloved "Uncle Poodle," is engaged!
Thompson, who has appeared on TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," explained to the Georgia Voice how his niece Alana, or "Honey Boo Boo," came up with the now-famous "Poodle" nickname in 2012.
"We were at practice one day, getting ready for a pageant. Her coach was talking about her gay friends, and she said, ‘I love all my poodles,’" he told the Georgia Voice at the time. "Alana thought she was really talking about dogs. She wanted to know how many poodles she had, and what were their names. And I said, ‘No, Alana, she’s talking about gay people.’ Well, that did it. All gay people are poodles to her now, and I’m her number one poodle.”