Last week, fans of Alaskan Bush People were introduced to Bear Brown's new girlfriend, Raiven.
It wasn't long before people did some digging into her past and learned about her ex-girlfriend. Raiven addressed her sexuality on social media.
But a new report says that Bear's family is having a hard time accepting her. Here's what our own research revealed:
"It’s been brought to my attention," Raiven announced days ago on Instagram. "The social media stalkers of my new found life."
Just weeks ago, she was a model but not a public figure. Now she's publicly dating a star of a very successful reality series.
Raiven wrote that these stalkers "have found my ex who was a female,"
"I have fought for my peace of mind in my sexuality, and in my life," Raiven affirmed. "I’m proud of myself for loving myself, in every aspect of life."
"Come for me about my overalls, Come for me about my teeth, my height whatever you want," she added. "But I ask you please let my sexuality be."
"Let my ex be don’t stir a pot that doesn’t belong to you," Raiven suggested. "Let her be she doesn’t deserve the drama."
Many suspect that Raiven's ex-girlfriend is the one who has been shopping news of her existence to the tabloids.
"We split due to being together at a young age," Raiven explained. "And not being ready for a relationship."
"Not being right for one another, we haven’t been together for almost 3 years," she shared.
That's two-and-a-half years before she and Bear began dating.
"I am with Bear!" Raiven happily affirmed. "I am happy and he is what I want every day of my life."
"My past is my past judge me for whatever you want," Raiven wrote. "But don’t do it like this."
She then cited Bella Thorne coming out as pansexual by quoting the young actress' words.
"In the words of @bellathorne," Raiven wrote. "'Somebody explained to me really thoroughly what that is. You like beings. You like what you like.'"
"'Doesn’t have to be a girl or a guy or a he or she or they or this or that,'" the quote continued. "'It’s literally you like personality. You just like a being.'"
Raiven's heartfelt post concluded with the hashtags:"#loveislove#equality#standtall#pansexualandproud"
RadarOnline reports that Raiven's relationship history is giving pause to Bear's family.
An insider claims that Bear's parents in particular felt "blindsided" by the news of her ex-girlfriend.
The source added that the family currently "slightly suspicious of Raiven" on the grounds that she had not been more forthright with them.
The insider reported that the Browns "are honestly a bit bothered right now."
"They are both very religious," the source noted. "And the fact that she did not tell Bear she was gay at one point in her life really irritated them."
We hope that we do not have to explain that "gay at one point" is not what pansexuality is or even close to how sexuality works.
The claim that Bear's family resents Raiven over her sexuality doesn't sound quite right to us.
First of all, when Raiven posted on Instagram, it was immediately "liked" by an avalanche of people -- including Rain Brown.
Rain is a good person and has been vocally supportive of the LGBTQ+ community (while quietly side-stepping gay rumors) for years.
So it's no surprise that she was supportive of Raiven's beautiful message.
No matter their personal religious beliefs, we can't imagine the Browns condemning a young woman for not coming out when they first met.
And now we know that the reports of tensions and unease are just a load of malarkey.
We checked with what Bear had to say, and on Friday afternoon, Bear took to Instagram to make an announcement.
"Hey everyone!" Bear writes. "I just wanted to clarify to my fans and to all the fans of our show!"
"That Raiven has been completely honest with me and my family the whole time I’ve known her!" he emphasized.
"She started out as my best friend!" Bear shares. "And our relationship grew from there!"
"My Mom Dad and whole family think the world of her," Bear reveals. "She is quickly becoming a part of the Wolfpack!"
"Raiven is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met!" he praises. "Both on the inside and the outside! She has a heart of gold!"
"Also the way my parents taught me and the most important rule of Alaska," Bear notes. "Is to never judge anyone or tell anyone else how they should live!"
"Raiven holds my heart in her hands!" Bear concludes.
There you have it -- no weird bigoted tensions in the family over Raiven's pansexuality. Some folks are just having fun with rumors.