The Alaskan Bush People star would finally meet his son a year ago this month, and the new season shows fans how it all went down.
Through their own updates on social media Bear Brown and Raiven Adams have kept viewers up to date on their tumultuous relationship. They’re back together now, but the last year has brought a lot of “heartache” for Bear, he says. While Raiven has publicly stated non-too-flattering things about her former fiance, the amount of time it took for Bear to see his newborn son wasn’t exactly of her doing.
Their baby boy, River, was born in the worst throes of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Health and safety protocols would keep Bear separated from River for months. Thankfully, however, the Alaskan Bush People star would finally get to meet his little one in September of 2020.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling to have a son! So exciting to get to hold this little bundle of joy finally!” Discovery cites of Bear at the time. “I have been video chatting with him for a while now, thanks to Raiven! With everything going on with the coronavirus and stuff, it just wasn’t possible to see him until now!” he continues.
“River is so amazing! And to put it simply, there is no feeling as awesome as getting to hold your son for the first time,” Bear would go on to say.
Now, thanks to the Alaskan Bush People film crew, fans are able to watch their family come together for the first time.
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Season 13, Episode 3: ‘Little River and the Big Sea’
“That is something that is amazing and not something I thought would be happening right now. Meeting my son for the first time, I am a little bit nervous,” Bear tells the camera for Season 13, Episode 3.
The entry, titled “Little River and the Big Sea’, hit Discovery on Sept. 26, 2021. Within, the meeting is filmed in its entirety, alongside commentary from fellow Browns.
“My kid River was born. To have a son of my own and never met him has been weighing down on me the last few months. It’s been painful, a heartache for sure,” Alaskan Bush People shows of the new father in previous footage.
The hit show even has footage of the late Billy Brown, River’s grandfather, speaking on his son Bear’s inability to see his son for months after his March 2020 birth.
“It has been really tough for Bear. Bear’s always wanted a little Bear. He deserves a happily ever after; he really does. All I can tell Bear is always to have faith,” Billy says within.
In the end, the meeting is a highlight of the new Alaskan Bush People season already. Even if Bear did decide to fashion his son a slightly-horrifying homemade doll. It’s the thought that counts.
Or, as Bear himself says: “It was amazing, awesome, and extreme all in one.”