It has been 10 years since Bristol Palin’s life turned upside down. It was in 2008 when she made headlines for being pregnant at the age of 17, being a teen mom may no longer be such a big of a deal for some, but it was also at that time when her mother, Sarah Palin was chosen to run for Vice President. John McCain chose Palin as his running mate in 2008 presidential elections, but then again, it could be such a big issue for Palin’s daughter to be pregnant while still a teen.
Bristol was announced to be engaged to the father of her first child, Tripp Johnston-Palin, but after just a few months of giving birth, they ended their engagement. Her child’s biological father, Levi Johnston, fought against her for a roller coaster custody battle. Years later, she met and married someone else in the person of former Marine and Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer, where she actually had two more children, Sailor Grace, and Atlee Bay. Unfortunately, her marriage with Meyer didn’t last and that earlier this yet they decided to have a divorce, it has been confirmed last August.
It has been pretty tough for Palin but she revealed that she would never have thought of being where she is now from a decade ago. The 27-year-old reality star who previously joined Dancing with the Stars said that she is, in fact, ready to show the world what life is like for her as a single parent to not just one, but three kids. In an interview with Us Weekly, Palin revealed that she no longer cares what people would say because whatever she does, there will always be people who are going to talk. “If I can sit here and be some sort of lift at the end of the tunnel, whether it’s being married someone with PTSD or going through a divorce then that’s what I need to do.”
When asked how she’s doing with co-parenting with her former fiancé and the father of her first child, Palin simply said that it is a work in progress but she described him as a great dad. She mentioned how everyone actually knows what Johnston said about her family in the past and the media even went crazy on him. Then again, she also believes that he has changed especially now that he is actually married with two more children his own. Palin admitted that she has already forgiven him and her family has too.
However, when asked about her recent ex-husband, Palin doesn’t consider them as friends and don’t even talk to each other on a personal level, but also describes him to be a great dad to their two daughters together. The 27-year-old single mom admitted that they are still working on it, they are trying their best to be civil and respect one another because their children deserve parents who do that.
Teen Mom OG
Palin also announced that she will be joining the cast of MTV’s famous docuseries, Teen Mom OG. She actually revealed it in July on a post on her official Instagram page. In the post, she said that she has been filming and is incredibly excited to share her journey to the world together with her children. The very first episode with her aired last October 1st.
What asked if she is actually willing to do a second season, the abstinence advocate just said that she is not closing her doors, especially if she thinks that she is actually being a good influence to other people, she will do it in God’s will. It has been such a controversial docuseries that in fact the network actually got rid of its original star Farrah Abraham after being involved in the adult film industry.
Abraham even commented on Palin being on the show as her replacement, in an interview with Us Weekly, she said that she doesn’t care however it is that they chose to replace her. Aside from Palin and three children, the show also follows the lives of Mack Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, and Amber Portwood.
Palin’s very first episode, however, is getting some sort of hate since it involved a scene that has been described as very disturbing. That is when Palin was having a huge argument with her then-husband despite their kids playing in the background.