Dakota Meyer Wants to Share Custody of His and Bristol Palin's New Baby--He Wants Child Support Payments, Too

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Dakota Meyer, Bristol Palin's ex-fiancee, has filed papers asking for joint legal and physical custody of the baby girl Bristol gave birth to on December 23.

In the legal documents, Dakota Meyer claims he is the father of Bristol Palin's baby. He also asks that Palin pay him child support.

It was about a month after calling off her wedding to Dakota Meyer that Bristol Palin announced she was once again single and pregnant.

Shortly after Palin gave birth to baby girl Sailor Grace, Meyer shared a picture of her on his Instagram page.

"Best Christmas present ever!! I couldn't be more proud of this little blessing," he captioned it.

Sarah Palin--Bristol's mom and little Sailor Grace's grandmother--tells Entertainment Tonight that the Palin family has tried reaching out to Dakota Meyer for months now, and that up until his filing for joint custody--and child support payments--he has wanted nothing to do with either mother or child.

"For many months we have been trying to reach out to Dakota Myers [sic] and he has wanted nothing to do with either Bristol's pregnancy or the baby," Sarah Palin explained.

"Paramount to the entire Palin family is the health and welfare of Sailor Grace," she added, claiming that Meyer is attempting to "save face."

Bristol Palin has never publicly stated that Dakota Meyer is her daughter's father. The two became engaged in March of 2015, with plans to wed in May. A week before the wedding, she called the plans off.

Why do you suppose Dakota Meyer is coming forward now? And do you find it a bit unusual that he is requesting child support from her?

Might Dakota Meyer be clinging to Bristol Palin via their daughter for whatever shreds of celebrity he believes she has?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.