Vampire Diaries' Zach Roerig Involved in Custody Battle

Liz Raftery
TV Guide
Zach Roerig | Photo Credits: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Vampire Diaries star Zach Roerig is seeking sole custody of his 2-year-old daughter, because the girl's mother is currently serving time in federal prison, TMZ reports.

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Roerig, 28, who plays Matt Donovan on the CW's supernatural drama, had previously not made it public knowledge that he was a father. But according to court documents obtained by TMZ, he had a daughter in 2011 with a woman named Alanna Turner.

In seeking full custody, Roerig claims Turner has been arrested at least three times and recently pled guilty to "various crimes" in federal court.