From the time she was just 17 years old, Bristol Palin was thrust into the national public spotlight. Now, nearly a decade after the country first learned her name, the mother of two is closing a chapter on the constant highs and lows of her tumultuous personal life.
At 25, the eldest daughter of former Vice Presidential nomineeSarah Palin secretly wed Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient and Marine Corps veteran. “Life is full of ups and downs but in the end, you’ll end up where you’re supposed to be,” Palin and Meyer told Entertainment Tonight in regard to the news of their nuptials. For the new bride, life’s ability to yo-yo could not have rung more true.
This week was not the first time fans had heard the 27-year-old Kentucky native’s name. Over a year ago in March, Palin and Meyerwere engaged for the first time. “Truly the luckiest girl in the world, cannot wait to marry this man!!!!” Bristol wrote on Instagram at the time of their initial engagement. However, it seemed she could wait to marry him because they called off their May wedding just a handful of days before the big day.