Alaska - Bristol Palin, who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother, announced on Thursday she is pregnant with her second child out-of-wedlock.
The disclosure came a month after her wedding with Medal of Honour winner Dakota Meyer was called off.
Palin, the daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, directed Twitter followers and Facebook friends to her blog, where she announced the pregnancy.
Big News https://t.co/qnkZv3kaax— Bristol Palin (@BristolsBlog) June 25, 2015
Big News https://t.co/qnkZv3kaax
Her representative, David Martin, and Palin family lawyer John Tiemessen confirmed the blog post.
Martin declined further comment.
"I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you," the 24-year-old Palin wrote, before asking for privacy for her and her son Tripp.
"I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy," she said.
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A photo posted by Bristol Palin (@bsmp2) on Jun 25, 2015 at 1:37pm PDT
Palin was 18 when her mother was selected by U.S. Sen. John McCain to be his running mate in the 2008 presidential election. Shortly after the selection, it was announced that Bristol was pregnant.
zoo with my #TrippEastonA photo posted by Bristol Palin (@bsmp2) on Jun 13, 2015 at 3:33pm PDT
zoo with my #TrippEaston
A photo posted by Bristol Palin (@bsmp2) on Jun 13, 2015 at 3:33pm PDT
Sarah Palin said Bristol and the baby's father, later revealed to be Levi Johnston, would marry, but the couple eventually ended the relationship.
Bristol Palin later became a paid spokeswoman advocating abstinence and warning against teenage pregnancies. She twice performed on Dancing with the Stars and had a short-lived cable television show, Life's a Tripp.
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