As the Teen Mom OG fans are just getting to know Bristol Palin in the first few episodes of the new season, she is sharing the painful journey of divorcing Dakota Meyer. The marriage was falling apart long before Teen Mom OG came knocking and Bristol took to Instagram after last week’s episode to clear a few things up for the viewers.
After the episode aired, which featured Bristol and Dakota deciding to officially call it quits, she shared, “Dakota is an incredible father, there is NO denying his love for our baby girls, I am extremely grateful for that. You see .002 of our lives — especially since we JUST JOINED TMOG. Like Dakota has said multiple times on IG and in interviews.. Our marriage was over WAY BEFORE TMOG.”
Bristol elaborated via Us Magazine’s transcription: “Dakota moved out of our home more times than I would ever like to admit. He got an attorney. He filed for divorce. Wait, did you read that? He filed for divorce. And he kept coming and going based on what he thought was best. I did not ask for a divorce, but I did look at my children, and knew the marriage was NOT what was best for them.”
She added, “Just because the picture you see painted is ME finally putting my foot down, to end the back and forth, does NOT mean I didn’t give my marriage and Dakota, everything I had in me. I never ‘gave up’ on Dakota, or on our family. I know in my heart I did everything I could. My children come before ANYTHING, and I am so thankful for the challenges that have gone on, because I know they will grow up in a much happier environment because of our decision to separate.”
It does seem that these two are trying to be as amicable as they can and are on the same page about their kids being #1 priority. Let’s hope they can keep it that way for the long haul.
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TELL US – DO YOU THINK BRISTOL AND DAKOTA SHOULD’VE HUNG IN THERE OR IS IT BETTER TO CALL IT QUITS AND SALVAGE A FRIENDSHIP FOR THE KIDS’ SAKE?
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