Bristol Palin Engaged to Dakota Meyer
Following a whirlwind romance, Bristol Palin is engaged to Dakota Meyer, a Kentucky Medal of Honor Recipient. Palin announced her engagement on Facebook, saying,
“Cannot wait to marry this man. really the luckiest girl in the world!!”
Meyer followed up with his own statement of joy saying,
“I’m definitely the luckiest guy isn’t the work (sic) to be able to spend the rest of my life with Bristol Palin!”
The couple were in Las Vegas when they got engaged.
Palin, the daughter of former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, was thrust into the limelight when her mother was a candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2008. Pregnant and unmarried, Bristol Palin became the face of teenage pregnancy when she began working with The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, to inform young people about the negative consequences of teenage pregnancy. At the time she was dating her son’s father, Levi Johnston.
Bristol and Levi broke up following the birth of their son, Tripp.
Palin competed in the fall 2010 season of Dancing with the Stars, where she placed 3rd in the finals. Naturally, this was also met with controversy, since she didn’t have the dancing skills to place third. She made it that far thanks to the state of Alaska, who voted for her.
Bristol put it all out there when she starred in the reality series in 2012, Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp, a show about her life as a single mom with her son, Tripp.
As for Dakota Meyer, he is the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, and the first living United States Marine in 41 years to be so honored. He is listed as a public figure on Facebook with more than 225,000 followers. He is also a huge Sarah Palin fan, sending her birthday wishes on Facebook saying,
“I just want to wish Sarah Palin a happy birthday. Thank you for being the amazing person that you are. I appreciate your leadership and dedication to our country!Have a great day!”
No word on how the couple met or how long they have even been dating. We will keep you posted.