Sarah Palin: Daughter Bristol Palin Calls Off Memorial Weekend Wedding to Dakota Meyer

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Sarah Palin won't marry daughter Bristol Palin off on Memorial Weekend as planned. Bristol and fiance Dakota Meyer have reportedly called off their wedding.

Recent tabloid rumors claim Meyer married a woman named Cassandra Wain back in 2008, and that he'd hidden the prior marriage from Bristol Palin.

Todd and Sarah Palin's daughter announced her engagement to Dakota Meyer back in March.

Bristol shared an Instagram post following word about the cancellation of this upcoming weekend's nuptials.

She didn't include a caption with her post.

A photo posted by Bristol Palin (@bsmp2) on

Sarah Palin announced that the wedding was off in a Facebook post earlier on Monday. It includes the same picture Bristol Palin posted on Instagram, but with more (not too much more) of an explanation.

Bristol and Dakota couldn’t be more thankful for the love and support of family and friends over the past months while...

Posted by Sarah Palin on Monday, May 18, 2015

Sarah Palin included a short statement from Bristol.

"Regarding salacious headlines in recent days about 'secret wives,' Dakota and I discussed our past relationships prior to our engagement. Dakota was legally divorced years ago, as any good reporter could and should have disclosed to readers. As usual, false stories and dramatically written headlines begging controversy should be disregarded, and we have faith that our privacy will be respected at this time by those with decency."

Dakota Meyer is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the War in Afghanistan. He is best known for having been awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal back on September 8, 2009, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. He is the second youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, the third living recipient for either Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom--Afghanistan, and the first living Marine in 38 years to be honored in this way.

Do you expect there's more behind Sarah Palin announcing the cancellation of Bristol's wedding than the Palin family is ready to share with the media? And if so, are those tabloid rumors true?

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.