Who needs confession when you have Instagram? Bristol Palin shockingly revealed on Aug. 1 that she and baby daddy Dakota Meyer are already divorced in an Instagram Q&A. On Aug. 7, her ex-husband is doing his own Instagram Stories press release, explaining why they decided to split.
When a fan asked if they were actually divorced or just separated, Dakota insisted they're "happily divorced." When asked why, he made it sound like it's what Bristol wanted, writing, "She wasn’t happy with me so it’s for the best." But it sounds like he's way happier since their split, saying he's "probably the happiest man on the face of the planet." He also said "hell no" when asked if he would ever marry again.
When a fan asked him for divorce advice, he said, "Take it one day at a time and focus on you. You can try and give the person all you have and if they don't choose to see the good in you, it's out of your control. Know when enough is enough." He also showed off a bare hand, proving that he no longer wears his wedding ring.
His Instagram Q&A comes just one week after Bristol, who recently joined the cast of Teen Mom OG, was very open and honest with her own fans on the platform. Despite saying that people asking if she's married is the most annoying question she gets, she set the record straight admitting that she isn't. You can see more of her responses in the video above.
Dakota's lawyer confirmed the divorce on Thursday, August 2, in a statement to RadarOnline — and even revealed the former couple are sharing 50/50 custody of their children. “Mr. Meyer is pleased that the parties have amicably resolved their divorce,” attorney Michael Burnett told the outlet. “Although he is disappointed that he and his wife were unable to make their marriage work, he is pleased that he has an equal possession schedule with their children and that their children will continue to reside in Texas where he lives.” During his Q&A, he explained that they share the kids "one week on, one week off."
Bristol did file for divorce in early 2018 — nine months after welcoming their second baby together — but cozy Instagram photos had lead fans to believe that they had reunited. Sadly it appears they were unable to mend their relationship, but at least they seem to be coparenting very well.
The original shocking news sparked many more questions about the split from her followers. When one said they're sorry to hear about it, she said, "nothing to be sorry about a divorce — it's life! God cleans our slates, forgives our sins, and covers us with his grace. Life is good! My kids are happy and healthy and that's all I can ask for."
However, it does seem like she's still slightly concerned about money. When a fan asked if she's ever has anxiety about how she's do it all, she said "it's going to be a humbling experience." We wish her the best, and can't wait to watch it all unfold on Teen Mom OG!