Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and an advocate for abstinence before marriage, has announced that she is pregnant with her second child.
In a blog post, Briston Palin, who canceled a planned May 23 wedding to Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer, announced her pregnancy.
“I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant,” Palin, 24, said on Thursday via her blog. “Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.”
An outspoken Christian, Bristol wrote that she does not want “any lectures” or sympathy about her latest pregnancy.
“I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends and to many of you,” Bristol Palin wrote.
— People magazine (@people) June 25, 2015
Bristol gained attention in 2008 when it was announced during her mother’s campaign as the Republican vice presidential nominee that she was pregnant for the first time with son Tripp. She was scheduled to marry the baby’s father, Levi Johnston, but the engagement was called off.
An outspoken advocate for abstinence before marriage, this comes as a shock to some of Bristol Palin’s fans and followers on social media. She even promotes herself as a speaker on the topic.
in 2009, Bristol appeared on Good Morning America to talk about abstinence.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 25, 2015
“Regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only … 100 percent foolproof way to prevent pregnancy,” Bristol Palin said at the time.
Life with her son was documented on the 2012 Lifetime reality series Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp.
Bristol Palin also appeared on Dancing with the Stars in 2010, finishing third.