Bristol Palin is pregnant with her second child out of wedlock, she announced on her blog on Thursday.
“I’m announcing this news a lot sooner than I ever expected due to the constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about!!” Bristol wrote in her post.
“I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant.”
“Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one. At the end of the day there’s nothing I can’t do with God by my side, and I know I am fully capable of handling anything that is put in front of me with dignity and grace. Life moves on no matter what. So no matter how you feel, you get up, get dressed, show up, and never give up.”
“When life gets tough, there is no other option but to get tougher.”
“I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you, but please respect Tripp’s and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.”
Palin had her first child in 2008 with Levi Johnston, who she was engaged to twice. The news of her second pregnancy comes just a month after Palin announced she was splitting from her 26-year-old fiancé, Dakota Meyer, who was a Marine.
She did not confirm or deny that Meyer is the father.