Zach Roerig Fighting With Convict Ex-Girlfriend Over Secret Daughter, 2

Celebrity News Jul. 8, 2013 AT 9:00AM
Zach Roerig Fighting With Convict Ex-Girlfriend Over Secret Daughter, 2 Credit: Shahar Azran/

Sounds as dramatic as any prime-time CW soap. Vampire Diaries star Zach Roerig is locked in a court battle, new documents acquired by TMZ confirm: It turns out that the 28-year-old actor has a two-year-old daughter, and is now fighting for custody with her incarcerated mother, Alanna Turner.

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TMZ reports that, in papers filed in a Georgia court in June, Roerig seeks full custody of their little girl, whose name has not been revealed. Roerig has made the new request because Turner was recently sentenced to a federal prison after pleading guilty to "various crimes," and is already behind bars, the site reports.

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Turner has reportedly been arrested at least three times. Roerig is also seeking child support. His rep did not return requests for comment to TMZ.

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It's unknown exactly when Roerig and Turner parted ways romantically -- but back in late May of last year, Us Weekly broke news of a more recent split for the blonde hunk. He and Vampire Diaries costar Candice Accola, who kept their offscreen romance low-key, parted ways, sources told Us. (Accola, 25, plays Caroline Forbes on the smash series, while Roerig plays Matt Donovan.)

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