Bristol Palin has given birth twice. Her first child, a boy named Tripp, was born in 2008; his father is Levi Johnston. Her second child, a girl named Sailor Grace, was born in 2015. A DNA test has now confirmed that Dakota Meyer is the father of Sailor, and according to reports, a custody battle with Meyer is underway.
Palin, who lives in Alaska with her family, doesn’t want to share custody with Meyer. He lives in Kentucky, a state one could say is a continent away from Alaska. Bristol, who says she doesn’t mind sending Sailor to Kentucky for occasional visits, doesn’t want to share primary custody with Meyer, and wants to have the final say-so if any conflict arises in the parenting of the child.
Bristol has been criticized for her stances on abstinence since she has two children out of wedlock now.
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“I guess those abstinence speeches didn’t work on Bristol,” one critic said.
Bristol’s mother, former Alaska governor and presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, said she viewed the pregnancy as a blessing. “The cool thing about putting your faith in God is he certainly is a God of second chances, third chances, fourth chances, fifth chances. I screw up all the time,” she remarked, adding she’s looking forward to being a grandmother to Sailor.
Financially speaking, it appears as though the child will be just fine. According to one report, Meyer initially sued for child support. Now, he’s apparently accepting financial responsibility for his child. Meyer brings home over $137,000 per year, and he would be required to send $1754 per month in child support to Bristol to provide for Sailor.
Editor’s note: This report has been edited to reflect the correct year of Tripp Johnston’s birth.
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