Sarah Palin to 'Extra’: Daughter Bristol’s Wedding Off… for Now
Sarah Palin spoke to “Extra” at The Seal-Navy Special Warfare Family Foundation just days before the former Governor of Alaska announced on Facebook that her daughter Bristol and former US Marine Dakota Meyer's wedding will not take place on May 23, hinting that there may be issues... after tabloid reports surfaced claiming Meyer had a secret wife whom he wed in 2008 and never divorced.
Palin said of her daughter, “She's very grounded, very practical in terms of making a lifelong commitment, she knows that hey, everything's got to be worked out before you actually make that commitment.”
Palin continued in her imitable style, "She posted something today, like, 'Let god work everything out so that everything works together instead of maybe in the future everything falling apart,' so that kind of speaks to her character and her heart, knowing that questions have to be answered, issues have to be worked out before you actually say I do, and I will be there with you for the rest of our lives... so that, just kind of alluding to some of challenges.”
The challenges proved to be enough to prevent the wedding from happening this upcoming weekend. Palin wrote on Facebook earlier today, “Bristol and Dakota couldn't be more thankful for the love and support of family and friends over the past months while preparing for their wedding. They have informed loved ones that unfortunately the announced celebration planned for May 23 will not be held. Many friends and family still look forward to getting together that day in Kentucky anyway – and the Palins and Meyers are happily looking forward to still being at "the old Kentucky home" on May 23 to celebrate life, in general!”
Palin also included a message from her daughter, clearing up recent reports that Meyer had been previously married.
Bristol Palin's statement said, "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."
“Extra” has confirmed the wedding has been postponed and not canceled.