Bristol Palin
Daughter of Sarah Palin
Bristol Palin
Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin is the oldest daughter and second of five children to Sarah and Todd Palin. She now works as an author, advocate, speaker, and reality television personality. Palin competed in the fall 2010 season of Dancing with the Stars and reached the finals, finishing in third place. In summer 2011, Palin released a best-selling memoir Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far. In summer 2012, she starred in the Lifetime show Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.
Biography
Bristol Palin's personal information overview.
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News
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Bristol Palin is expecting baby number 3: 'We can't wait!'
Fox News - 3 months
The reality star and husband Dakota Meyer are expecting their second child together.....
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Bristol Palin marries Medal of Honor winner
Reuters.com - 9 months
(Reuters) - Bristol Palin, a daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has married former U.S. Marine Dakota Meyer, a winner of the Medal of Honor, more than a year after their initial wedding plans were called off.
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Bristol Palin says Levi Johnston is a 'great dad' as they square off over child support
Fox News - about 1 year
Bristol Palin and her ex Levi Johnston are squaring off over child support.Palin, 25, allegedly hasn’t received the proper payments from her ex for their 7-year-old son Tripp since 2009, and now an Alaska court must decide how much he owes her in back payments, as well as what his future child support obligations will be.
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Bristol Palin: Tina Fey sounds nothing like my mom
CNN - about 1 year
Bristol Palin disses Tina Fey...sounds "nothing like my mom." CNN's Jeanne Moos has the side-by-side comparison.
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Of Course Sarah Palin Is Endorsing Donald Trump
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will endorse Donald Trump for president while in Iowa on Tuesday, the New York Times reports. Palin is a longtime supporter of Trump, and even backed his controversial call for a "complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States. Back in August, Palin raved about the businessman, praising him for "crushing it in the polls." In July, Trump said he'd "love" having Palin work in his administration if he were elected president. "Like me, she's got people that don't exactly love us and we understand who they are and sort of forget about that," Trump told host Kevin Scholl on "The Palin Update," an online interview show. "But she has a tremendously loyal group of people out there for her." (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519338835&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&a ...
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Bristol Palin's ex Dakota Meyer says he's the dad — and wants to be part of Sailor Grace's life
LATimes - about 1 year
Two days before Christmas, Bristol Palin welcomed her second child. But of course, it can't be that simple. Now the purported father of baby girl Sailor Grace has come forward publicly. And he's asking for joint custody and child support. And Sarah Palin is not happy. The 25-year-old announced...
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Bristol Palin gives birth to her second child
Reuters.com - about 1 year
(Reuters) - Bristol Palin, a daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has given birth to a second child out of wedlock.
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Bristol Palin announces birth of second child
Fox News - about 1 year
Bristol Palin is a mother for the second time.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bristol Palin
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 25
    In June 2016, Palin and Meyer married.
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  • 2015
    Age 24
    She gave birth to daughter Sailor Grace Palin on December 23, 2015.
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    On June 25, 2015, Palin announced she was pregnant with her second child.
    More Details Hide Details In the announcement she stated the news would come as "a huge disappointment" to her friends and family but said she did not want any sympathy or lectures. Three days later she said that the pregnancy was "not the ideal situation" but was "planned." She said she would not consider abortion and her pregnancy was not in conflict with her work for the Candie's Foundation.
    On May 18, 2015, Palin's mother announced that the wedding planned for later in the week had been called off.
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    On March 13, 2015, Palin announced she had become engaged to Dakota Meyer, a former Marine and Medal of Honor recipient.
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  • 2014
    Age 23
    A September 2014 Anchorage brawl was reported to have involved the Palin family, who were among an estimated 70 birthday party attendees.
    More Details Hide Details Bristol Palin, described in the police report as "heavily intoxicated," was said to have struck the party host "at least six times."
    According to Bristol's blog, she first met Meyer in 2014 while filming Amazing America with her mother Sarah Palin in Alaska.
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  • 2012
    Age 21
    The house was sold in May 2012 for $175,000 and Palin moved back to Alaska.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2010
    Age 19
    In December 2010, Palin purchased a five-bedroom house in Maricopa, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, for $172,000 in cash, according to Pinal County property records.
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    In August 2010, she moved out of the condo and returned to her parents' home.
    More Details Hide Details The couple reached an agreement giving primary custody to Palin, and visitation rights and child support responsibility to Johnston.
    That month, Palin and her son began living in a condo she had purchased in Anchorage, where she was working at a dermatologist's office and taking business courses at a community college. In July 2010, Palin and Johnston announced that they had reunited and were again engaged, but less than three weeks later, they ended their second engagement.
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    In May 2010 it was reported that Palin had signed with the company Single Source Speakers, asking between $15,000 and $30,000 for each appearance.
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    In October 2010, while competing on Dancing With the Stars season 11, Palin appeared in a music video for an Alaskan symphony rock band, Static Cycle.
    More Details Hide Details The video was shot at the Ice Museum in Chena Hot Springs, Alaska. In June 2011, Palin's memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, co-authored by Nancy French, was released. In the book, Palin candidly discusses aspects of her personal life, including tensions with the McCain family and losing her virginity. The book received mixed reviews from critics and readers. It reached #21 on The New York Times Best Seller list list for hardcover nonfiction.
    In November 2010, Bristol Palin made an appearance on the TLC travelogue/documentary Sarah Palin's Alaska.
    More Details Hide Details She helped the crew on a commercial halibut fishing boat. Palin's docu-series Life's A Tripp, produced by Associated Television International, premiered on June 19, 2012, in the United States, on Lifetime TV. Lifetime ordered 14 episodes for original broadcast. The series followed Palin as she moved to Los Angeles, then back to Alaska, with two episodes set in Arizona (where her sister Willow was attending beauty school) and one episode in Washington, D.C. Palin competed on the all-star season 15 of DWTS, which began in late September 2012. She was again partnered with Mark Ballas. The two were eliminated in week 4 of the season, in which they had the second-lowest score from the judges.
    Palin was a competitor on the fall 2010 season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS).
    More Details Hide Details She was partnered with professional Mark Ballas, a two-time champion on the show who won with Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi in season 6, and with Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson in season 8. The show was televised from September through November 2010. Despite getting the lowest scores from the judges for a number of weeks, Palin and Ballas avoided being eliminated during the season. That attracted media attention and speculation. Questions were raised about the integrity of the public voting process including allegations of fraudulent online voting using multiple e-mail addresses. Executives at ABC and the show's executive producer, Conrad Green, stated that "checks and balances" in the system, including IP address verification, prevent such voting practices, and that "there's nothing in the voting that looks dissimilar to previous seasons." Nonetheless, Green speculated that Palin may have received votes from her mother's fans and other supporters, and from older viewers who had maternal feelings toward her due to her youth and lack of prior experience. Palin credited her success to the support of her fans who were tuning in each week to see her improvement.
    She filmed the scenes in Los Angeles in March 2010; the episode aired on July 5, 2010. "I like doing speaking engagements and stuff like that," she said, adding, "I don't think I'll be doing any more acting in the future."
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  • 2009
    Age 18
    She returned to Wasilla, where she graduated from Wasilla High School in May 2009.
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    In December 2009, on Tripp's first birthday, the judge ruled in favor of Johnston, and it was publicly announced that the pair had been battling for legal custody.
    More Details Hide Details Palin, who wished to win full custody rights and child support consistent with Johnston's income, stated that Johnston had "exercised sporadic visitation rights" and "wants the rights for his own self-promotion". Johnston sought shared custody and lower child support payments. In February 2010, a judge ruled that Johnston had to pay back child support, with a hearing set to determine the amount of ongoing support payments.
    Palin and Johnston ended their engagement in March 2009.
    More Details Hide Details In November 2009, a custody and child support case was filed in a local Alaska court. Palin asked the court to use pseudonyms for herself and Johnston to keep the normally public proceedings private, arguing that the media attention would not be good for the child. Johnston argued for open proceedings, saying he wanted the case to be decided on the merits, and that he did "not feel protected against Sarah Palin in a closed proceeding."
    In September 2009, Palin formed BSMP, a lobbying, public relations and political consulting services firm.
    More Details Hide Details While the initial focus was to be work with Candie's Foundation, BSMP was planned to develop additional clients.
    Discussing whether she still thought that abstinence was unrealistic, as she had said in 2009, she said "that quote was taken out of context.
    More Details Hide Details What I am trying to say is it's not realistic for everyone but for me, my sisters, and my family, I believe that the right way." Palin still feels that abstinence is the only choice for her and her family.
    In May 2009, on Good Morning America, Palin said, "Regardless of what I did personally, abstinence is the only 100% foolproof way you can prevent pregnancy."
    More Details Hide Details In an interview on Good Morning America in April 2010, she said that " 'Pause Before You Play' campaign of Candie's hits a wider range of message, it can mean pause and go get a condom, it can be pause and think about your life, or it could be pause and wait until marriage." Her role as a spokesperson drew some public criticism. Bonnie Fuller, former editor-in-chief of YM, questioned whether the net effect of Palin's public speaking had glamorized rather than discouraged teen pregnancy, noting that the "picture perfect" imagery of a People magazine spread seemed to make her "the poster girl for teen momhood." That same month, Meghan McCain stated her support for sex education, criticizing Palin's sexual abstinence campaign, saying it was "not realistic for this generation." In April 2011 it was reported that Palin was paid more than $262,000 by Candie's Foundation for her work in 2009. This level of compensation, which constituted 12 percent of the foundation's annual budget, was criticized by some commentators as excessive.
    Also in May 2009, Palin was named a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation, a teen pregnancy prevention organization that is a division of the Candie's clothing brand.
    More Details Hide Details Her duties as a paid spokeswoman involved attending town hall meetings, talking about abstinence, public service announcements, and giving interviews on morning talk shows.
    In May 2009, at age 18, Palin appeared on both the Today show and Good Morning America in recognition of the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, calling for all teens to abstain from sex.
    More Details Hide Details This observance was started by The National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Palin was not employed by The Campaign, nor was she a spokesperson for the organization. Palin said that her abstinence quote of February had been "taken out of context."
    Palin first became the subject of media attention when her pregnancy was announced during her mother's unsuccessful run for Vice President. In February 2009, she told Fox News that abstinence is "not realistic at all," but that she would like it to become more accepted among people her age.
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  • 2008
    Age 17
    On September 1, the opening day of the 2008 Republican National Convention, it was publicly announced that Palin was pregnant and engaged to Levi Johnston, the father of her child.
    More Details Hide Details Palin's entire family, along with Johnston, appeared at the convention. McCain's advisers reportedly thought a wedding between Johnston and Palin would boost the waning popularity of the McCain-Palin ticket. Johnston denied claims that he was being pressured into a shotgun wedding, stating, "We were planning on getting married a long time ago with or without the kid. That was the plan from the start." Palin and Johnston's son, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, was born in December 2008. She denied claims that her mother's pro-life views influenced her decision to give birth to and raise her son Tripp: "It doesn't matter what my mom's views are on it. It was my decision."
    When Sarah Palin was chosen as John McCain's vice presidential running mate in late August 2008, his advisers had already been told of her daughter Bristol's pregnancy, which they believed would be a political liability as the girl was unmarried.
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    Palin attended Juneau-Douglas High School In 2008, she briefly lived in Anchorage with her aunt and uncle and attended West Anchorage High School.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1990
    Born
    Born on October 18, 1990.
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