Bristol Palin, the eldest daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, announced today that she is pregnant for the second time, less than a month after calling off her marriage to Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.
In a post on her blog, Bristol said that the news has been a ‘huge disappointment’ to her family and friends, but says she does not want ‘any lectures’ or sympathy. ‘Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one,’ she wrote. ‘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.’ Single Bristol did not say who the father of the child is in her statement. She had been in a relationship with 26-year-old Marine veteran Dakota Meyer, who she met last year while filming a reality show with her mother. But just days before their Memorial Day weekend ceremony last month, Sarah Palin announced that the nuptials had been canceled.