Bristol Palin is usually ready for people to get an inside look at her home life.
ET caught up with the 27-year-old reality star, where she opened up about why she decided to join the upcoming season of Teen Mom OGas well as also how she believes in which her kids will respect her decision.
“I decided to join Teen Mom because of a lot of reasons. I read This particular book recently as well as also in which was all about turning your wounds into someone else’s wisdom as well as also your hurt into someone’s healing, as well as also your breakdown into someone else’s breakthrough,” she began. “in which truly changed my perspective on a lot of things, as well as also made me realize in which God gave me a platform in which was to serve others, as well as also if I can do in which with This particular show, you know, letting people know they are not alone, as well as also there are the same struggles across the nation. creating sure in which is usually why I decided to do in which. in which was to hopefully encourage others as well as also to let them know in which life isn’t over after a divorce.”
Palin as well as also her ex, Dakota Meyer, split in February after a year as well as also a half of marriage. In August, she confirmed in which she was “freshly divorced.” The two share two daughters together, 2-year-old Sailor as well as also 1-year-old Atlee. Palin is usually also mom to 9-year-old son, Tripp, via her relationship with Levi Johnston. Prior to letting cameras inside her life, Palin says she lived a fairly normal life.
“People don’t realize in which I’ve had a normal job for several years,” she explained. “I worked at a doctor’s office for almost eight years before I moved to Texas. So my life was pretty figured out. I got engaged, in which was a planned pregnancy, 100 percent, as well as also the marriage part of in which just didn’t work out. So I felt like my life was together as well as also I was definitely ready for another child, however I was not ready for the marriage part of in which.”
She also reveals in which she “100 percent” felt like she as well as also Meyer rushed into marriage. “I think in which our marriage was something in which was very fast, as well as also he might agree too,” she expressed. “There’s a lot of things in which we probably both wished in which we might have done differently. I think there’s a lot of things in which we might advise our children to do different, absolutely.”
Last week, a trailer for Teen Mom OG was released in which showed Bristol explaining what led to her divorce via Meyer. The mother of three shared in which Meyer, a United States Marine, had been struggling since returning home via Afghanistan. “My husband, Dakota, has been struggling with PTSD as well as also in which’s been hard on our marriage,” she admitted inside the sneak peek. “We don’t know how to co-exist together. I don’t want to raise my kids to think This particular is usually what a marriage looks like, you know.”
During ET’s interview, Palin had nothing however great things to say about the father of her daughters, yet admitted in which times were tough.
“I’ve seen a teaser on the show where I’m talking to my mom [Sarah Palin] saying, ‘I go to sleep at night knowing in which I tried my hardest,'” she explained. “as well as also I do go to sleep at night knowing in which I’ve tried my hardest. is usually in which unfortunate how things have ended up? Absolutely. however I do go to bed knowing in which I have given in which my all.”
“He is usually an incredible father as well as also I might never say anything about him as a father because he’s blown my expectations,” she added. “as well as also I know he’s got all the help inside the entire world when they’re at his home as well as also I respect him as a father.”
Palin, however, is usually moving on as well as also hopes her story can help different single mothers. So does she regret letting cameras inside her home? She does admit to having some moments where she wishes they might be turned off.
“When my kids are overwhelmed, I can feel in which,” she confessed. “So there have or ‘They need to go to bed.’ however the crew we work with is usually amazing as well as also they respect those boundaries.”
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Teen Mom OG premieres Oct. 1 on MTV.