So then why did Dakota have to take a paternity test?
Courtesy of Yahoo:
ET caught up with the 27-year-old reality star, where she opened up about why she decided to join the upcoming season of Teen Mom OG and how she believes that her kids will respect her decision.
“I decided to join Teen Mom because of a lot of reasons. I read this book recently and it was all about turning your wounds into someone else’s wisdom and your hurt into someone’s healing, and your breakdown into someone else’s breakthrough,” she began. “It really changed my perspective on a lot of things, and made me realize that God gave me a platform that was to serve others, and if I can do that with this show, you know, letting people know they are not alone, and there are the same struggles across the nation. So that is why I decided to do it. It was to hopefully encourage others and to let them know that life isn’t over after a divorce.”
Palin and her ex, Dakota Meyer, split in February after a year and a half of marriage. In August, she confirmed that she was “freshly divorced.” The two share two daughters together, 2-year-old Sailor and 1-year-old Atlee. Palin is also mom to 9-year-old son, Tripp, from her relationship with Levi Johnston. Prior to letting cameras inside her life, Palin says she lived a fairly normal life.
“People don’t realize that I’ve had a normal job for several years,” she explained. “I worked at a doctor’s office for almost eight years before I moved to Texas. So my life was pretty figured out. I got engaged, it was a planned pregnancy, 100 percent, and the marriage part of it just didn’t work out. So I felt like my life was together and I was definitely ready for another child, but I was not ready for the marriage part of it.”
She also reveals that she “100 percent” felt like she and Meyer rushed into marriage. “I think that our marriage was something that was very fast, and he would agree too,” she expressed. “There’s a lot of things that we probably both wished that we would have done differently. I think there’s a lot of things that we would advise our children to do different, absolutely.”
“My husband, Dakota, has been struggling with PTSD and it’s been hard on our marriage,” she admitted in the sneak peek. “We don’t know how to co-exist together. I don’t want to raise my kids to think this is what a marriage looks like, you know.”
So to translate this it goes, pandering to the religious, minimize divorce, shine up family mythology, then blame Dakota for the breakup.
So here’s the part that kind of caught my attention: “I got engaged, it was a planned pregnancy, 100 percent, and the marriage part of it just didn’t work out.”
Um…really? That’s not the way I remember things.
I actually had to scroll back through the old site to refresh my memory, but there I found Bristol’s first mention of the pregnancy on Nancy French’s old blog.
This is from my post dated June 25, 2015:
(I’m announcing this news a lot sooner than I ever expected due to the constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about!!!)
I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant.
Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.
At the end of the day, there’s nothing I can’t do with God by my side, and I know I am fully capable of handling anything that is put in front of me with dignity and grace.
Life moves on no matter what. So no matter how you feel, you get up, get dressed, show up, and never give up.
When life gets tough, there is no other option but to get tougher.
I know this has been and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you.
The after a significant amount of backlash Bristol changed her tune.
This is from my post on June 28, 2015:
So here are the things you should all get straight before you continue to mock me, judge me, and talk about me.
None of us are perfect.
I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume.
This pregnancy was actually planned.
Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was heading that way, I got ahead of myself. Things didn’t go as planned, but life keeps going. Life moves on.
So she did plan to have the baby, and all of those internet trolls were totally wrong.
But then the legitimate question to ask is “Did she plan to have Dakota’s baby?”
Now that may seem like a silly question unless you remember what happened when Dakota decided that it was his kid and demanded custody rights.
Dakota Meyer, the former fiancé of Bristol Palin, is being forced to take a paternity test in an increasingly bitter custody battle over her new baby.
Court documents seen by Daily Mail Online reveal that Meyer’s bid for joint custody in a suit filed in Kentucky and Alaska has stalled pending the results of the paternity test.
Now Meyer’s family have told Daily Mail Online they are ‘hurt’ over the doubt that has been cast and insisted that Meyer ‘has a right to that child’, whose birth Palin announced on December 24.
So hey, maybe I’m a little slow on the uptake here but if Bristol planned a pregnancy with her new fiance then first why did he not know about it, and then why did he have to take a paternity test in order to be named the father?
Perhaps Bristol thinks that people have such short memories that she will get a pass on this, and be able to create a new mythology for herself moving forward.
But no, not as long as IM exists she won’t.