Palin thy name is drama.
Courtesy of US Magazine:
“Dakota is an incredible father, there is NO denying his love for our baby girls, I am extremely grateful for that,” Palin, 27, wrote in a series of messages posted on her story. “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.”
I think that this is the first time the Bristol has admitted this, though Dakota and the gossip sites have been telling us this for some time.
Monday’s episode of the MTV docuseries focused on Bristol and Meyers’ decision to call it quits, which she further explained on Instagram.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
The daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin continued, “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.”
Bristol assured her followers that she respects the Marine’s “service to our country,” as well as his role as a coparent.
Okay, that is clearly just pandering to the military.
But it could also be an attempt to distract from these text messages about Dakota that she sent to some guy.
“I never ‘gave up’ on Dakota, or on our family,” she concluded. “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.”
Yeah, about that. Do you remember when I asked if there were any folks who might know about the guys that Bristol was rumored to be seeing behind Dakota’s back while visiting up here?
Well, I got some responses, including a picture, so I am not at all sure how that translates into “I never gave up.” Unless she is suggesting that he should have just turned a blind eye to what was happening.
You know, like other members of her family have done in the past.
I think the thing about this that is so troubling is that all of this new on-air drama is essentially being done simply to satisfy the producers of Teen Mom OG.
In reality, all of this was already in the past, and now they are dredging it back up for a reality show and acting it out in front of their children.
I deal with childhood trauma all of the time, and this is exactly how it happens.
I know that Bristol and Dakota had a lot of money thrown at them, but is it really worth the possible PTSD their children might suffer because they were forced to witness the destruction of heir parent’s marriage over and over again?