Bear Brown had planned on co-parenting with his ex, Raiven Adams, following the birth of their son, but things have turned nasty between the two and now the reality star says it has gotten so bad that he wasn’t even told when his son was born into the world.
The “Alaskan Bush People” star just posted a long rant on Instagram as he remains locked in a legal war with Raiven, which has now shifted gears with the birth of their son, River.
River was born on March 9, and has remained in the hospital in Alaska as he was born premature. However, Bear said he did not even find out about River’s birth until March 11, and that’s just one of the many things he’s upset over.
On Tuesday, Bear revealed a photo of little River for the first time, but unfortunately, his post was not joyous or celebratory. The “Alaskan Bush People” star ranted off a laundry list of issues he wanted to set straight, starting with the fact that fans have questioned why he didn’t offer up congratulations or share any information about his new son after the birth.
“Hello everyone! There is something I would like to say! 1 It was two days after River was born before anyone told me!” Bear began his explanation.
Secondly, Bear took aim at some recent reports claiming he was trying to distance himself from the new baby by filing documents asking to be “un-established” as Rivers’ father. Bear said it couldn’t be farther from the truth, and explains that a small clerical error has since been fixed.
” am not trying to un-establish myself as Rivers Dad, I am trying to establish myself AS his dad, so that I will have equal rights as a parent! When my petition was filed there was a mistake in the order, it was supposed to say I’m trying to establish myself as Rivers dad! NOT un-establish! Please check the court records and you will find the mistake has been rectified!”
The move by Bear Brown is not out of the ordinary, as many parents of children who are not in a relationship anymore have court orders in place that dictate custody and child support. To start that process, a petition to establish paternity is needed with the court to prove who the child’s parents are. Filing the documents do not mean the petitioner thinks the child may not biologically be theirs … it’s just the way the legal process works.
Bear makes it clear:
“I will always consider myself Rivers Dad! Thank you everybody for sticking with me! Stay healthy and God bless!”
Bear and Raiven have not been in a good place for quite some time, as she filed a restraining order against him earlier this year claiming he had become controlling and threatening. Raiven also accused Bear of abusing cocaine, which he has since adamantly denied.
However, the protective order Raiven had previously filed against Bear was dismissed last week and the two are able to resume contact with each other. It’s unclear if a solution was worked out between the two, as details of the case have since been sealed, at the request of the reality star.
The paternity case remains active in Alaska, which will hopefully lead to a amicable custody order and arrangement going forward as both parents focus on the well-being of the newest “Alaskan Bush People” star.