He’s growing up strong! Alaskan Bush People star Bear Brown’s son, River, may have faced an uphill battle after he was born six weeks early, but the little boy is happy and healthy these days. He’s also a serious cutie as evidenced by mom Raiven Adams and grandmother Kassy Michelle’s photos. Though pictures are few and far between, the Discovery Channel stars shared a couple with In Touch and on social media after they welcomed River into the family.
Bear, 33, and Raiven, 22, first announced they were expecting back in September 2019. After a rollercoaster relationship where they went public with their romance, got engaged and then called it off, the parents revealed they had a “little surprise” on the way. “We are super excited and surprised to announce this,” the young model said at the time. “After a quick engagement, because we felt that was the right thing to do, we talked about things and ultimately decided being coparents was best for us as well as our baby.”
Unfortunately, it turned out that even being friends wasn’t right for the stars at first. After giving love “another try,” they once again went their separate ways in November 2019. Their relationship had more issues afterwards, leading Raiven to eventually come forward with abuse allegations against her ex in February 2020. After the expectant mom obtained a short-term Petition for Domestic Violence Protective Order, Bear refuted her claims, telling In Touch all the “accusations are false.”
Despite the drama, River welcomed her little boy on March 9, 2020. His mama “literally risked her life” to deliver him, grandma Kassy exclusively told In Touch in March. Gushing that her daughter was “already an amazing mother,” she praised the love Raiven has for River. As the months passed, however, both mom and son started doing much better.
After a legal battle helped Bear confirm paternity in May of last year, he shared on August 1 that he was going to see his little boy. “It looks like I am finally going to be able to visit River soon,” he told his followers in a video on Instagram. “I’ll actually get to hold him … I cannot wait until I can actually just rock him to sleep.”
It appears time healed all wounds because Bear and Raiven are now back together! “I wanted to let y’all guys know that very soon, I will be a married man!!!!” he wrote on Instagram in February 2021. “Be sure to check out the new season of Alaskan Bush People and all your questions will be answered!!!! Thank you everyone for all your support!!!! God bless!!!”
Check out the gallery below to see all of the family’s photos of River.