Daughter of Sarah Palin gets married to hero Marine, a year after wedding called off
Published 09/06/2016 | 06:53
Bristol Palin, a daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has married former US Marine Dakota Meyer, a winner of the Medal of Honour, more than a year after their initial wedding plans were called off.
Miss Palin's manager, David Martin, confirmed the marriage but declined to provide further details.
"Life is full of ups and downs but in the end, you'll end up where you're supposed to be," Miss Palin and Meyer told entertainment news outlet ET. "We are so happy to share with loved ones the wonderful news that we got married!
"Hard work and God's grace are the foundation of our new life together, and with the love and support of our family we know we can get through anything," they added.
The are currently on their honeymoon, the website reported.
Miss Palin, a reality television personality, announced on her blog in March 2015 that she and Meyer had got engaged and would marry in a matter of months. But the wedding was called off in May 2015.
The 25-year-old said she met Mr Meyer in 2014 when he came to Alaska to film the reality television show "Amazing America" with her mother, who was the 2008 vice presidential running mate of Republican US Senator John McCain.
Mr Meyer is the father of Bristol Palin's second child, Sailor Grace, a daughter born late last year, according to People magazine. She has a seven-year-old son from a previous relationship.
Mr Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honour, the highest US award for bravery, in 2011 for saving 36 of his Marine comrades' lives during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2009. The US Marine Corps was later forced to deny reports that it exaggerated his heroics for publicity reasons.
Miss Palin previously twice broke off engagements to Levi Johnston, the father of her son Tripp, with whom she appeared on stage in 2008 at the Republican national convention with her mother, the former Alaska governor.
She was also at the forefront of a drunken family brawl in October 2014 when, according to police reports, she repeatedly punched a man who allegedly insulted her relatives.