Bristol Palin, Sailor Grace


Who's Bristol Palin's baby daddy?

All signs point to her former fiancé, Dakota Meyer, but neither party has publicly announced the identity of Sailor Grace Palin's father. On Christmas Eve, 25-year-old Bristol revealed she'd given birth the day before to daughter Sailor Grace Palin, and that her "heart just doubled." The former Dancing With the Stars contestant also said that her "family couldn't be more complete," and shared a photo of her Tripp Palin—who turned 7 this week—meeting his sister.

Bristol shared a new photo of Sailor on Instagram Wednesday, writing, "so in love."

Grandma Sarah Palin, called Sailor's arrival "the best gift ever!" The politician praised Bristol, as well as her husband, Todd Palin, and her daughter, Piper Palin. "Thank you, Bristol, for your strength and good heart and your love of life. The most important people in Bristol's life were there to witness the miracle of Sailor Grace Palin's arrival last night. Thank you for sharing the miracle with Piper, Marina, and me, Bri!" Sarah wrote on Bristol's Patheos blog. "And we thank Todd for taking care of the rest of the family during this most precious beginning of a great new chapter!" After celebrating Christmas together, the family matriarch posed for a photo with her new granddaughter and her three daughters (including Willow Palin) early Saturday morning. "Merry Christmas! I hope you had a joyous day and can keep the Christmas spirit alive in your heart and home all year long," she wrote in a Facebook caption. "Love from my girls and me."

Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin, Willow Palin, Piper Palin, Sailor Palin


Bristol welcomed her first child in 2008 with high school sweetheart Levi Johnston. The couple got engaged, called their wedding off in March 2009, only to reunite in July 2010. They called off their engagement a second time just weeks later. In March 2015, Bristol announced that she accepted a proposal from Dakota, a 27-year-old U.S. Marine vet who received a 2009 Medal of Honor. The couple called off her engagement in May. A month later, Bristol announced her pregnancy via her blog, adding that it was not an accident. Meyer did not comment at the time.

Dakota may have confirmed his paternity by tweeting a photo of Sailor in Bristol's arms. "Best Christmas present ever!!" he wrote Thursday. "I couldn't be more proud of this little blessing." Many people on social media assumed this was his way of laying claim to Bristol's newborn, but the mom of two has yet to confirm or deny the speculation.

Baby secrets aside, Sarah couldn't be prouder of Bristol. As she told CBS Sunday Morning in November, "Being a single mom is...oh, my goodness, my heart goes out to the single parents. But my enormous admiration for what it is that they're able to accomplish doing double-duty. And I watch Bristol do double-duty all the time, you know, with her little boy, Tripp."

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