‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Zach Roerig Seeks Sole Custody Of Daughter, 2

Mon, July 8, 2013 12:54pm EST by 3 Comments
Zach Roerig Custody Battle
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The ‘Vampire Diaries’ hunk is in a vicious custody battle with the mother of his two-year-old daughter after she was sentenced to federal prison. He’s also seeking child support — do YOU think he should get it?

Zach Roerig, who plays handsome-human Matt Donovan on The Vampire Diaries, is dealing with his own off-screen drama after the mother of his child was arrested more than three times. The 28-year-old actor is seeking sole custody of their two-year-old daughter and asking for child support.

Zach Roerig Custody — ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Seeking Sole Custody

Zach’s custody battle comes after the mother of his child, a woman named Alanna Turner, was sentenced to federal prison, according to TMZ. In legal documents the actor filed in Georgia in June, Zach asks to change the current custody arrangement he has with Alanna and seeks full custody of their daughter.

Alanna has been in jail three times, and is currently behind bars in a federal prison after she pled guilty to “various crimes,” according to TMZ.

Zach Roerig Seeks Child Support

Although Zach has had a successful career as an actor, appearing on Friday Night Lights and One Life to Live, he has asking Alanna for some child support for his little girl. It’s not clear what Alanna did for a living, but she lives in Atlanta, Ga., according to her Twitter.

Zach has kept his personal life mostly out of the spotlight, especially since his 2012 split from his Vampire Diaries co-star Candice Accolco.

We hope everything gets resolved, and Zach and his little girl can live a happy life together.

What do YOU think of Zach’s custody battle, HollyMoms? Do you think he should get full custody?

WATCH: Zach Roerig Talks ‘Vampire Diaries’

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Posted at 2:31 AM on August 9, 2013  

I hope he gets full custody, he deserves it. What kind of person would leave their child with someone who’s been in jail three times, for who knows what! Zach Roerig is someone who looks friendly i’m rooting for him on this one.

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Posted at 12:31 AM on July 9, 2013  

Due to the fact he was not married to the incarcerated biological mother, Zach has to go through the Georgia Family Court system to obtain sole custody of his daughter, otherwise the little girl will end up a “Ward of the State” and get placed in the “foster care” system. Part of the process is a court appointed Guardian ad Litem, who represents the little girl. It is not that Zach is asking for child support, or needs it, in fact …. it is a mandatory formality to request child support from the “unfit” parent, which is required by the Guardian ad Litem representing the child. Hopefully, Zach will succeed in obtaining custody of his daughter and I’m happy he is stepping up on behalf of his child. Kudos to Zach on this one.

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Posted at 10:11 PM on July 8, 2013  

Why shouldn’t he get child support? You make a child it is your responsibility to support it wether your ex has a steady well paying job or not. Just because he is successful doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t still have to take some financial responsibility for her daughter. And as it seems she can’t be a responsible role model and be in the child’s life the least she should be doing is contribution financially to her child.

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