At the end of August, Alaskan Bush People star Bear Brown got engaged to Raiven Adams. Congratulations were in order!
But two weeks later, the couple broke off their engagement, deciding to instead remain best friends.
That was just days ago. Now, Bear and Raiven have a new announcement: they're expecting their first child!
Bear Brown spoke to People to share the surprising news.
"Raiven and I are excited to share we’re expecting a baby this spring!” Bear gushes.
He does acknowledge that Raiven is no longer slated to rule by his side as the Queen of Extreme.
“Even though we’re no longer together," Bear explains. "We’re still friends"
"And," he emphasizes. "Dedicated to raising a healthy and happy child."
"Raiven will be an amazing mom," Bear raves about his hot model ex-fiancee.
He makes a firm vow: "and I will work my hardest to be the best dad I can be!”
“Family is everything to me," Bear affirms.
"And," he expresses. "We appreciate everyone’s support as we figure out our new normal."
Raising a baby with your ex fiancee who is now your best friend is no joke.
And who knows what their status will be when Raiven gives birth.
Raiven also spoke to People about the surprise.
"We’re still in an early stage," Raiven revealed.
"But," she noted. "We’ve talked a lot about how to make this work and prioritize the baby.”
Raiven expresses optimism: “We know the strength of our friendship and support of our families will allow us to raise a happy child."
While she is looking forward to the future, she is already feeling the full force of the pregnancy.
"Pregnancy is no joke!" Raiven reminds the world.
"I’m not sleeping much," she laments. "And I’m pretty sick but still feeling very blessed."
Raiven says that she and Bear are eager to learn what sorts of genitals their baby will have “as soon as we can."
But Raiven would still “be thrilled with a boy or girl."
Raiven also made the announcement on Instagram.
"Quickly after deciding friendship was best for us!" Raiven begins. "We found out we had a little surprise coming our way."
"After a quick engagement," she reminds followers. "Because we felt that was the right thing to do."
"We talked about things," Raiven shares. "And ultimately decided being co parents was best for us as well as our baby."
"We are super excited," she expresses. "And surprised to announce this especially due to current events."
"We are excited to coparent as friends," Raiven writes.
"And," she adds, to "do our best to be the best we can be."
"We can’t wait to find out the gender!" she notes. "Being in the earlier stages means a lot of sick and sleepless nights."
"Thats okay," Raiven concludes, suddenly speaking to her unborn child. "Because you are for sure worth it!"
Some would consider this a very early time to announce a pregnancy. Early pregnancies can be very fragile.
But given that their engagement ended earlier this week, perhaps they figured that it was best to get it all out into the open now.