Bristol Palin and husband Dakota Meyer have split, PEOPLE confirms
Dakota Meyer, a former U.S. Marine and Medal of Honor recipient, attempted to keep the media glare at bay by using only his and Palin’s initials in the court documents, which People obtained and posted Wednesday.
The reason for their separation? “Discord or conflict of personalities…that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation,” the documents state. The paperwork was filed on Jan. 29 in a Travis County court in Austin, Texas.
Meyer, 29, and Palin, 27, married in June 2016 and have two young daughters together, Atlee Bay, 9 months, and Sailor Grace, 2.
After initially calling off their wedding, Palin and Meyer married six months after Sailor’s birth, following public arguing over the collapse of their engagement in 2015, plus paternity and child-support issues.
On Jan. 7, Meyer posted a family photo on his Instagram with the caption, “What matters.”
But in recent pictures on the couple’s Instagram accounts, neither are wearing their wedding rings.
Palin, also has a son, Tripp, 9, from her previous relationship with Levi Johnston.
Since announcing her teenage pregnancy during her mother’s 2008 vice presidential run, Palin fashioned herself as a voice of conservative Christian values. On her website, she describes herself as “Pro Life, Pro God, and Pro Guns.”
A recent post railed against the cancellation of a father-daughter dance in New York City over a new gender-neutral policy. “Again and again, liberalism actually hurts girls,” she wrote.
A rep for Bristol Palin had no comment when reached by USA TODAY.
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