Her mother may be able to see Russia from her house, but Bristol Palin can see some more dirty diapers and happy memories on the horizon:
The former Dancing with the Stars contestant is pregnant once again!
Unlike the first two instance, however, Bristol is married to the father of her impending baby.
(We mean this as no slight to Bristol. It’s simply a fact.)
Palin and husband Dakota Meyer confirmed that they are expecting their second child in an interview on Friday with Entertainment Tonight.
“We are so excited to announce that our family is expanding!” the couple told ET in a joint statement, adding:
“God has blessed us so much; we are thankful for His grace and new beginnings. A springtime baby in the Meyer home and we can’t wait!”
Palin’s previous two pregnancies were met with controversy and a bit of consternation.
First, it came to light that she was expecting a child with boyfriend Levi Johnston while her mother, Sarah Palin, was running for Vice President of the United States in 2008.
The pair eventually broke up and only recently agreed on a shared custody arrangement of seven-year old Tripp.
Bristol would become somewhat of a D-List celebrity in her own right, appearing on the aforementioned ABC reality competition and speaking out for conservative causes such as gun control.
Fast forward to the spring of 2015 and Palin calling off her wedding to Meyer, just days before the two were scheduled to exchange vows.
That June, however, Palin announced she was pregnant, making it pretty clear on her blog that the pregnancy wasn’t planned.
And that she wasn’t too excited over it.
“I don’t want any lectures,” she wrote at the time, refusing to name Meyer as her baby’s father and adding:
“Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one. When life gets tough, there is no other option but to get tougher.”
We almost felt bad for her at the time.
Bristol gave birth to a girl named Sailore Grace about a year ago, finally confirming that Meyer did, indeed, knock her up.
Then, in June 2016, the couple confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that they had actually gone ahead and tied the knot … despite their seemingly bitter breakup.
“Life is full of ups and downs but in the end, you’ll end up where you’re supposed to be,” they said this summer. “We are so happy to share with loved ones the wonderful news that we got married!”
Not long afterward, Bristol only had nice things to say about Meyer in an Instagram post on Father’s Day.
“Thank you for putting our family first, working so hard, and giving our kids the most solid foundation, we love you soo, so much,” Bristol said at the time.
We’ve written some negative things about Bristol Palin in the past, mostly because she’s deserved it.
But now she seems married, happy, stable and in love.
She’s about to bring another life into the world. That’s worthy of a celebration.
We send her our best.