Bear Brown’s Ex-Fiance Raiven Adams Gives Birth to Son; ‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Files Court Papers to Disestablish Paternity

“Can someone get Maury Povich on the phone? We need a paternity test STAT!”

The tumultuous relationship of Alaskan Bush People star Bear Brown and Raiven Adams has just taken yet another crazy turn!

Raiven gave birth to a baby boy on Monday, whom she has named River Anthony. According to her private Instagram account, Baby River was born 7:15 a.m. and weighed in at 4 lbs. 15 oz. Raiven gave birth before her originally April due date, and had been having contractions as early as last month.

On the day of River’s birth, Raiven dropped the short-term restraining order she had against Bear, who is her ex-fiance. She also dissolved her application for a long-term restraining order against him.

So far this is the only photo available of Baby River. Raiven posted this on her private Instagram page’s bio.

It is not known if Bear was present when the baby was born; however it seems unlikely, as he has been posting to his Instagram account that he has “been out camping by myself” over the last few days.

While Bear may not have attended the birth, he did find time to file paperwork in an Alaskan court to attempt to declare he is not the father of Raiven’s son.

On Thursday, Bear (and his lawyer) filed a Petition to Disestablish Paternity. After Bear paid the $250 fee to file the petition, it appears that both he and Raiven were served with a notice of the judge who was assigned to the case. 

Bear’s latest move is quite shocking, as he has never publicly denied being the father of Raiven’s baby. In fact, he excitedly revealed on Instagram back in September that he and Raiven were expecting (just days after they ended their engagement). A post remains on the official Alaskan Bush People Instagram page, announcing the pregnancy with the caption, “A little bear cub is on the way for Bear Brown and Raiven! ‘Raiven will be an amazing mom and I will work my hardest to be the best dad I can be!’ – Bear”

It is not yet known why Bear wants to disestablish paternity of River. However, if it is determined that Bear is not the father of the baby, Bear would not be on the hook for child support.

Although it’s been several days since Raiven gave birth to River, no member of the Brown family has mentioned the birth of the baby publicly. 

RELATED STORY: Raiven Adams– Pregnant Ex of ‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Bear Brown– Has Dropped Her Restraining Order Against Him: Latest Court Details

(Photos: Instagram)

14 Responses


  1. I don’t understand why he would need to do this. They are not married and unless he signed the birth certificate, she would need to file to prove paternity. There’s no reason to disprove if he didn’t claim the child by signing the certificate and they were never married. I do know in Maryland, the father can sign the documents regarding paternity long before the baby is born when they’re preregistering at the hospital. The only thing that makes sense to me would be that she filed for child support already and he found out about it.


  2. I don’t’ know anything about either of these people, but could it be possible that she somehow found out he wasn’t the father, but she wants him to think he is for child support, hence dropping the restraining orders? He figured it out and wants to make sure he’s not on the hook for child support? Maybe that sounds crazy to everyone else, I’m just a sucker for reality tv conspiracy theories.


  3. I’m a little confused here. Maybe it’s different in other states? Where I live he wouldn’t need to disestablish paternity unless he signed the birth certificate or they were married. I am the only parent on my child’s birth certificate and to change that I would have to establish paternity.


    1. I’m from Texas. If you’re married, you’re assumed to be the father and are put on the hook for child support until you can prove the child isn’t yours. But I’ve never heard of unmarried couples having to do that. It’s weird.


    2. It depends on the state really. My sister got pregnant after her and her ex-husband split in NC. They had both moved on and were just waiting for the judge to sign the divorce decree. Both had moved on, no nastiness but they still had to go to court for her ex to sign off on not being the father so her fiance could sign the birth certificate as the father. This was late 90s so I’m not sure how it works there now or if it’s still the same. It was completely stupid and a waste of time and money for all involved when there was no dispute about anything. Just an extra hurdle. Things tend to be ‘stricter’ (read: religious but playing it off as the law) in Bible Belt stakes. If Jesus could please get the hell out of our court system it would be appreciated.


    1. Probably different state to state. In Texas, if a man is listed on the birth certificate and/or married to the mother, he is assumed to be the biological father. Now, if he contests it later, like in a divorce or for child support, the courts usually order a paternity test. If he is proven to not be the father, the courts have the power to change the birth certificate.


      1. I’m in Maine and for a father to be on the certificate he needs to sign it himself, no one else can write him in. Its different if married though I think. It must be different where they are if he feels he needs to disestablish it.


  4. What a jerk! It seems she dissolved the order in time for him to attend the birth but he choose not too. I mean if it’s not his kid good cause he certainly not acting like a father right now.


  5. This guy sounds like such a douche I kind of hope he isn’t the father. Hope baby is doing well being born early

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