Next weekend, Bristol Palin was scheduled to marry Sgt. Dakota Meyer after they became engaged this past month. However, in a bombshell Facebook status posted on Monday Afternoon, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced that the May 23 wedding has been cancelled.
Here is Palin’s full post on the matter:
Bristol and Dakota couldn’t be more thankful for the love and support of family and friends over the past months while preparing for their wedding. They have informed loved ones that unfortunately the announced celebration planned for May 23 will not be held. Many friends and family still look forward to getting together that day in Kentucky anyway – and the Palins and Meyers are happily looking forward to still being at “the old Kentucky home” on May 23 to celebrate life, in general! Family members and close friends know they are welcome to share a great bar-b-que on the farm that day. All involved, especially Dakota, Bristol and Tripp, and their parents and grandparents, thank supporters for the love they’ve expressed.
And friends, please see Bristol’s message clearing up rumors that tabloids salivate over:
“Regarding salacious headlines in recent days about “secret wives”, Dakota and I discussed our past relationships prior to our engagement. Dakota was legally divorced years ago, as any good reporter could and should have disclosed to readers. As usual, false stories and dramatically written headlines begging controversy should be disregarded, and we have faith that our privacy will be respected at this time by those with decency. Thank you! – Bristol”
– Sarah Palin
This news came just days after it was revealed that Meyer had a mysterious first marriage back in 2008 to Cassandra Wain. It remained unclear if or when the two ever divorced, since their marriage records were sealed. While Meyer’s lawyer has confirmed that the pair divorced in 2010, Wain’s sister Raelynn has spoken out slamming Meyer for lying to the Palins about Wain.
While it is unclear why Palin and Meyer have called their marriage off, it is clear that something unfortunate is going on here. We’ll be praying for the Palins during this difficult time!