Bristol Palin is now a married woman! The 25-year-old daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin secretly wed her ex-fiancé, Dakota Meyer.
As previously reported, rumors surfaced earlier this week that Palin and Meyer were back together when the former United States Marine shared a photo of Palin hugging his arm as they posed together. In a statement to “Entertainment Tonight” Wednesday, Palin and Meyer confirmed that they were not only back together — they’re married.
“Life is full of ups and downs, but in the end, you’ll end up where you’re supposed to be,” the newlyweds said in their joint statement. “We are so happy to share with loved ones the wonderful news that we got married!”
They added: “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.” According to the outlet, the couple is currently on their honeymoon at an undisclosed location.
Palin and Mayer first announced they were engaged in March 2015 but called off their wedding one week before the ceremony in May 2015. Neither gave a reason for their split, but Palin released a statement dismissing rumors that it had something to do with Meyer still being married to his ex-wife. “Dakota was legally divorced years ago,” she said. “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].”
Just one month after ending their engagement, Palin announced she was pregnant with her second child. She didn’t reveal who the father of her baby was, but Meyer confirmed the news tweeting a photo of Palin and their daughter, Sailor Grace, shortly after she was born. “Best Christmas present ever!! I couldn’t be more proud of this little blessing,” he captioned the photo.