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'Vampire Diaries' Star Reveals His Secret Child During Custody Battle

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Many actors like to keep their private lives private, but fans of "The Vampire Diaries" were shocked to learn that star Zach Roerig has a 2-year-old daughter.

The news came out via TMZ, which reported that Roerig (who plays Matt on the show) is suing his baby mama, Alanna Turner, for full custody.

The 28-year-old actor filed a petition in Georgia to gain custody of the little girl, whose mother is currently in federal prison after pleading guilty to "various crimes." And this isn't the first time she's been in behind bars.

In addition to full custody, Roerig is seeking child support.

As Us magazine notes, it's unclear how long Roerig and Turner were involved. Their daughter was born in January 2011. In May 2012 he was involved with fellow "Vampire Diaries" cast member Candice Accola (Caroline), but the two has split since and Accola is recently engaged to The Fray guitarist Joseph King.

Roerig's rep could not be reached for comment.

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