ALASKAN Bush People star Bear Brown has confirmed he is the father of his ex Raiven Adams’ eight-week-old son River after taking a DNA test.
The 31-year-old – who initially denied he was River’s dad – celebrated the “awesome news” in a bizarre video posted to his YouTube channel.
Filming himself on a mountain, Bear told fans: “Hey everybody, I’ve got some awesome news to share with you all. It is one hundred per cent official – River is my son, I got the results in today.
“It is awesome news it was never any doubt but in order for me to get equal rights as a parent that is one thing I had to prove that I am actually River’s dad.”
The ABP star then said, “Got to give a howl,” before howling at the sky.
He ended the clip by yelling, “Yeah!” and punching the air in triumph.
Raiven, 23, gave birth to River Anthony on March 9 and stayed with him for several weeks in hospital as he was born premature.
Bear was not present at the birth and Raiven has been raising River on her own.
The Sun exclusively revealed that just days after Raiven gave birth, Bear filed papers claiming he wasn’t the legal father of the newborn.
The petition would have freed Bear of the obligation to pay child support and other financial responsibilities.
However, the Discovery Channel star later demanded joint custody of River if a DNA test proved he is the father.
Bear claimed his first filing was a “court error.”
He wrote on Instagram: “When my petition was filed there was a mistake in the order, it was supposed to say I’m trying to establish myself as River’s dad! NOT un-establish!”
Raiven had filed a restraining order against Bear before River’s birth and later dropped it, but accused her ex of being abusive.
She said in a recent Instagram Q&A that she was “building herself back up” and “processing hurt” after the alleged abuse.
Raiven said: “Taking it day by day mentally I’m doing so much better now that I’m in a new situation and my baby is safe and healthy.
“Mostly trying to build myself back up. I always told myself I could grieve after he was born. When he couldn’t feel my emotions.”
The 23-year-old went on: “But just seeing my baby helps me so much. But I have been able to process my hurt and work on it.”
She added that while River is “happy and sweet”, he wakes up every two hours so she’s “exhausted and adjusting”.
Back in February, Raiven accused Bear of threatening her with a gun and claiming “gun laws don’t apply” to him.
Bear started exhibiting “erratic” and “abusive” behavior soon after the couple began dating, she alleged in court papers obtained by The Sun.
Raiven wrote that the ABP star began “yelling, slamming things, preventing me from leaving rooms.”
The mom-of-one claimed he began threatening to “kick her out” and started to “withhold food and money” when she expressed concerns about his alleged drug abuse.
In another disturbing claim, she said he would use a gun as “intimidation,” and told her “gun laws didn’t apply to him.”
Bear recently pretended to shoot a gun in a YouTube video.
The Alaskan Bush People star posted a bizarre animation-style clip in which he aimed a video game gun at his television screen, yelling: “That’s right, come get it! Head shot, head shot, head shot!”
The reality star posted the clip – which he titled “Strangekid” – on his channel, writing: “This is a project I’ve been working on!”