On Thursday, Alaskan Bush People star Bear Brown caused quite a reaction when he requested to have himself legally un-named as the biological father of his unborn child. Brown filed a petition to disestablish paternity, which, if granted, would remove him he legal father of the child and potentially protect him from paying any child support. The news comes as the relationship between him and the child's mother, ex-fiancée Raiven Adams, has continued to sour.
The couple first met at Bear Brown's wedding in August 2018. By September 2019, Brown had split with his wife, and he and Adams were expecting the child -- just days after announcing they'd broken up. The couple then back together and split a second time, though they do frequently post updates about the pregnancy on social media.
In more recent months, however, their relationship has been shrouded in drama. This included Adams successfully filing a restraining order against Brown after alleging a series of disturbing behaviors, including drug abuse, verbal abuse, brandishing a gun, and threatening to take their child from her.
However, it's also not clear if Brown believes he is the kid's biological father, and neither he nor Adams have publicly commented on the matter. Regardless, the show's audience definitely had some things to say about the matter.
Oh damn drama on the mountain!— Lauren💫Boren (@TheLaurenBoren) March 13, 2020
"Good. She obviously doesn't want him as dad," one Facebook user wrote. "She insists [he's] volatile, a drug addict. She can step up and care for her child with no help or interference from [Bear]."
"I do not think I would get involved with any of them," another wrote. "Their lifestyle is just too much different than mine it would never work in 100 years."
Prob best case scenario for her. If he's not going to be a good dad better to cut ties now, in my opinion.— Amber Larson (@Awill1987) March 13, 2020
"Let's face it... if you have ever watched this show, they are all a little 'out there.' but he is a total nut job. Who would breed with him? That is also questionable behavior," another user wrote.
"He said he was 100 percent sure that he was the daddy because of the conception date," another user wrote. "Now he's changing his tune when reality sinks in and the baby is in NICU on CPAP struggling to breathe, what a dead beat."
That’s sad but I guess it’s better for the child to not get to know him instead of know him and then have him disappear -— Kimberly Nuckols (@KimFab22) March 13, 2020
"That wouldn’t work. Have to buy her off, and that might not work, depends on what she wants," another fan wrote.
"He wants to be a deadbeat dad, own up to your responsibilities," yet another wrote.
What a fucking loser.— CherryMoon🍒🌛 (@cherrymoon) March 13, 2020
"This family is such losers!" a disgruntled viewer wrote.
"That's so sad for that precious baby!" a concerned fan wrote.