Bristol Palin is pregnant again.
Sarah Palin’s daughter, 24, is already a single mother to Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, above (born in 2008, when Bristol was 18). And now she is expecting another child.
Bristol reveals, she is early in her pregnancy. She insists, however, since it’s her second child out of wedlock (quite possible by another ex-fiance), she doesn’t need anymore lectures or judgement.
In a blog post called “Big news,” she admitted “I’m announcing this news a lot sooner than I ever expected due to the constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about!!! I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant.”
She admits, despite expecting a baby, it’s not necessarily happy news: “Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.”
How does she find strength to be a single mother, again, after ending her relationship with another fiance recently? Her faith! She explains, “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.”
She’s putting past mistakes in the past and moving forward, “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.”
Bristol says, she’s expecting a negative reaction to the news: “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.”
She concludes, “My little family always has, and always will come first. Tripp, this new baby, and I will all be fine, because God is merciful.”
She followed up the news with an Instagram post: