Are we about to watch Bear Brown and Raiven Adams’ breakup play out on camera? The former couple called off their wedding during the Sunday, August 23, episode of Alaskan Bush People amid their ongoing relationship drama in real life. After the family spent the majority of the season 12 premiere planning for the nuptials, the episode ended on an ominous note.
“Have you seen [Bear]?” a Discovery Channel producer asked off camera as the rest of the Brown family rush to get ready for the wedding. “No, no one has,” another answered. “I don’t know what’s going on.” When younger sister Birdy Brown went to check in on her brother, she asked the crew to stay back and give them some space instead of continuing to film. Eventually, she revealed they weren’t ready to talk about what went down on camera. “Just days before the ceremony, Bear has disappeared … and the wedding has been called off,” read a note producers added on screen.
In a confessional, Birdy explained, “It doesn’t always go as planned, and, you know, I don’t mean to be pushy to anyone, but we just need a little bit of time and a little bit of space.” Earlier in the episode, she expressed her concerns about how “fast” the couple was moving. Joking that all the brothers seem to rush down the aisle with the first girl they meet who’s willing to spend more than a single afternoon in the bush, she appeared similarly worried about her big brother’s relationship.
In ral life, Bear, 33, and Raiven, 22, called it quits in October 2019. After both stars revealed they were taking a hiatus from social media, the model returned with the news that their romance was over. “Me and Bear split,” she told her fans. “We just wanted to get on good terms without all the input. We are doing well and still excited to be parents! Some people aren’t meant to be together … and we want to do what’s healthiest for our baby.”
Unfortunately, even their friendship soon fell apart. In February 2020, Raiven came forward with allegations of abuse against her ex. After she was granted a short-term Petition for Domestic Violence Protective Order on February 10, mom Kassy Michelle exclusively told In Touch that her daughter was “publicly shamed” for speaking out. In March, she withdrew the restraining order just days before welcoming their son, River, but the drama continued.
After Bear went through the courts to confirm his paternity in May, he announced in August that he was finally going to meet his son. “With the virus that’s been going around, [I] haven’t felt like it would have been safe to visit River,” he told In Touch. “But now they seem to have [enough tests] to see if you’re infected, so I won’t have to worry about infecting River or my parents when I return home!”
Despite that, Raiven told In Touch she hadn’t heard from her ex so that they could make plans for a meeting. “He has always been welcome to see him,” she said. “[But he] doesn’t call or try to be involved. … I’ve even offered to bring our son to him.”
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