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"Father" Of Bristol Palin's Second Child Wants Joint Custody, But Palin Camp Wants Proof

Rain Varela | PopWrapped Author

Rain Varela

Staff Writer
01/11/2016 5:18 pm
PopWrapped | Celebrities
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The first time Bristol Palin was pregnant, it was at a pivotal time for both her family and the United States. Her mother, then Alaska Governor Sarah Palin had just been nominated as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate. The family had little choice but to go public with the news. Back then Bristol told Fox News that abstinence is "not realistic at all," but that she would like it to become more accepted among people her age.

Years later, Bristol is no longer seeing Levi Johnston, the father of her first child, Tripp Johnston. Levi and the Palin family had feuded publicly over personal issues and child custody. Things have cooled lately and Bristol has transitioned herself to a reality television star with her own docu-series and appearances in Dancing With The Stars.

But with the birth of her second child, Sailor Grace Palin, it seems that history may be repeating itself. And the Palin family may be facing another baby-daddy drama on their hands.

Bristol never did announced who the father of her second child is but she did insist in a blog post that "This pregnancy was actually planned." This led to speculation that the father of her child may be her ex-fiancee Dakota Meyer, a former Marine and a Medal of Honor recipient. They separated before the pregnancy announcement was made.

Through the pregnancy, Meyer chose not to confirm or deny this, until now that is.

Following the announcement of the birth on December 23 , Meyer then went on to post a picture of the baby on Instagram with the caption. "Best Christmas present ever!" "I couldn't be more proud of this little blessing."

He also went to court , to file for joint custody and child support. But the Palins are having none of it. Sarah Palin has hit back ,"For many months we have been trying to reach out to Dakota Myers and he has wanted nothing to do with either Bristol's pregnancy or the baby," Palin told ET in an interview.

Now the Bristol Palin camp and the State of Alaska are asking for proof that he is the father, which means he needs to undergo a paternity test.

Meyer's grandmother, Jean is sad that he has to do this but understands that it is the only legal way. “it does hurt (to have to prove paternity). But that’s just the way the law is. You have to get permission here and permission there.” she told the Daily Mail.


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