During last night’s Teen Mom special Meet the Moms, the new addition to the cast, Bristol Palin, opened up about her former husband Dakota Meyer and the rest of her family’s ups and downs. Here is what she had to say about the ex’s struggle with PTSD and how she dealt with it when they were still together.
Her mother, Sarah Palin also talked about her daughter’s teen pregnancy, saying: ‘When Bristol let us know she was pregnant, I was shocked and knew right off the bat, ‘Wow, life was going to change, and things were going to be much more difficult. Teen pregnancies put a little glitch in anybody’s plan.’
Later on, Bristol opened up about meeting Dakota and getting engaged not even a month after starting dating.
‘He got down on one knee at the [Rascal Flatts] concert, and I got pregnant the very night we got engaged. My parents just said, ‘Here is a check for the wedding. We are going to have a big wedding. Let’s have a big celebration!’ I found out I was pregnant with Sailor and I got cold feet. I had hesitation about marrying him. I left, and he was so heartbroken, and we did not talk again until Sailor was born.’
Soon after they got married, Bristol became pregnant with their second child.
While the new Teen Mom star recalls being happy about it, she thinks Dakota ‘was a little devastated because he knew being pregnant with Atlee was going to change a lot of things.’
Their marriage was also affected a lot by his PTSD, Bristol explained.
The Marine witnessed the terrible deaths of his whole team while deployed in Afganistan.
‘As a wife, I don’t know how to handle it. I am not a psychiatrist. I don’t know what is best,’ the woman went on to confess.
While the whole thing is heartbreaking, Bristol accuses her ex in a sneak peek of using his PTSD as an excuse to be rude towards her.