After months of speculation, Dakota Meyer confirmed in late December through social media that he and Bristol Palin had a baby. Now he’s looking to get custody of his daughter.
“Best Christmas present ever!” Dakota posted on December 23rd, the day his child, Sailor Grace Palin, was born. “I couldn’t be more proud of this little blessing.”
Last spring Dakota Meyer and Bristol Palin called off their engagement — one month later, Palin announced she was pregnant again. In this recent Instagram posting, she says, “everything is exactly where it should be”, showing off new siblings Sailor and Tripp.
Questions arose about paternity of the baby throughout 2015, but Palin seemed dismissive of the comments, describing on her blog that the pregnancy was “planned,” but she just “got ahead of myself.”
Meyer filed for joint custody of baby Sailor and has also asked for child support, reports USA Today.
Palin slammed Meyer on Entertainment Today, “saying he was trying to “save face,” although it wasn’t clear what she meant”, the newspaper reported.
Bristol’s publicist made a statement on the current situation, “My values are such that a real American hero doesn’t ask for child support.”
Dakota Meyer’s attorney announced that he is not in fact seeking child support, but merely wants joint-custody of his child, as reported in the Marine Corps Times.
The attorney Kimberlee Colbo explained, “Dakota couldn’t be more excited to be a new father and the best dad that he can be,” given in a statement to Marine Corps Times.
“To him, that means being a big part of his daughter’s life. Beyond that, he’d really appreciate and thank his friends, supporters and the news media for respecting the privacy of each family in this very personal matter.”
Palin’s attorney announced that Bristol will not be commenting further on the situation.