Bristol Palin might be one of the most famous teenage moms to ever exist, but that doesn’t mean her life is perfect. In fact, fans of Teen Mom have gotten to watch her marriage to Dakota Meyer unravel in just the first couple of episodes. Now, Meyer is opening up about what it was like to be married to the latest addition to the MTV franchise.
While the couple is now mostly communicating about their kids through lawyers, MTV cameras caught an especially tense conversation between the estranged couple, leaving Meyer to turn to the camera and reveal that this is the happiest he has been.
“The last two weeks I’ve been the happiest I’ve ever been since 2015. How someone would feel like if they got out of a life sentence for prison! I haven’t seen her. We both need our space. I took her bed out of the master. I set everything up for her. I want her to have her own space. Nothing good is going to come from us being in the same place.”
Back in 2008 when her mom was running for VP, Palin was just 17 years old and pregnant with her first child, Tripp, with ex-fiancé Levi Johnston. She gave birth in December 2008, but she and Johnston ended their engagement just three months later.
In 2016, Palin married former Marine and Medal of Honor recipient Meyer, and the couple had two more children – Sailor Grace and Atlee Bay. Even though they are currently going through a divorce, but they still post family pics on their social media accounts.
Palin will be taking Farrah Abraham’s place on the show, who MTV fired last year after she made videos for an adult website and proved to be too difficult to work with. The mom of three will be the fifth member of the cast that includes Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, and Mackenzie McKee.
It was reported that the original teen moms were not pleased when Palin announced she was joining the show in Instagram but have since realized that she is going through the same kind of struggles that they are.
Watch Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer navigate their nasty split when new episodes of Teen Mom OG air Monday nights on MTV.