Bristol Palin is joining the cast of Teen Mom OG this season, but it looks like she has been filming for longer than we first thought. MTV released a new trailer for the upcoming season earlier this week, and it shows that fans will get to witness Palin’s marriage to Dakota Meyer fall apart on TV.
The trailer is our first look at Palin on the popular reality show, and they are describing her as “America’s most famous Teen Mom.” When her mom Sarah Palin — who will also appear on the show — was running for Vice President with the late John McCain back in 2008, Bristol was 17 years old and pregnant with her first child, a son she named Tripp.
But now Bristol is 27 and the mom of three. She split from her first baby daddy, Levi Johnston, back in 2010. However, she married former marine Dakota Meyer in 2016, and they have two children of their own — Sailor Grace and Atlee Bay.
But Bristol’s marriage to Meyer only lasted two years. The couple shockingly revealed in an Instagram Q&A early last month that they had divorced. But, the two had been filming for MTV already. In the new trailer, Bristol says that Meyer has been “struggling with PTSD” because of his time as a soldier, and they “don’t know how to coexist together.” She also said that she didn’t want her kids thinking that “this is what marriage looks like.”
When a fan asked Meyer on social media why they had split, he said they were “happily divorced,” and Bristol wasn’t happy with him, so it was for the best. He also said that he’s “probably the happiest man on the face of the planet,” and when an Instagram follower asked him if he would ever get married again, he replied “Hell no.”
When another follower asked Meyer for advice about divorce, he said that you should take it one day at a time and focus on yourself. He added that you can try to give someone all you have, but if they don’t see the good in you, it is out of your control, and enough is enough.
Meyer’s lawyer Michael Burnett confirmed the divorce on August 2nd, and in a statement, he said that the former couple was sharing 50/50 custody of their children and they had resolved their divorce amicably. He added that Meyer was disappointed that he and Bristol were unable to make their marriage work, but he was happy about sharing custody, and they will continue to live in Texas.
Bristol filed for divorce earlier this year, just nine months after giving birth to Atlee Bay. But, the couple continued to post cozy pics on Instagram, making it appear that they had reunited. However, they couldn’t work things out even though they continue to happily co-parent.
When a fan commented on Instagram that they were sorry to hear about the split, Bristol said that there was nothing to be sorry about, and divorce is just part of life. She also said that God cleans our slates and forgives our sins, and life is good. Bristol Palin then finished up her response by saying her kids are happy and healthy, and that is all she could ask for.
The new season of Teen Mom OG premieres October 1st on MTV.