Bristol Palin talked about her broken engagement to war hero Dakota Meyer in a blog post.
Sarah Palin’s daughter wrote: “This is a painful time for family and friends and I would just really appreciate your prayers.”
Bristol Palin broke her silence just to thank her fans for their “love and support”.
She said: “I feel like I need to address the elephant-in-the-room on this blog, since you guys have been with me through thick and thin.
“When I first got engaged, you were the first ones I wanted to tell.
“I guess you have seen by now that the wedding — that was supposed to happen last weekend — was called off,” she wrote.
“I’m sure you’ve seen this has been all over the media, but this is a painful time for family and friends and I would just really appreciate your prayers.
“I know God’s plan is greater than anything else, and Tripp and I are in Alaska beginning to rebuild our lives under much different circumstances than we anticipated. Thank you for all of your love and support.”
Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer called off their wedding earlier this month, just days before the scheduled nuptials.
Sarah Palin announced the news on her Facebook: “Trust in God’s timing. It’s better to wait a while and have things fall into place than to rush and have things fall apart.”
Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer had gotten engaged back in March after meeting each other during an episode of the reality show Amazing America With Sarah Palin.
Alaska police have released a report describing a drunken brawl involving the son, daughter and husband of former governor Sarah Palin.
According to police report, Sarah Palin’s children Track and Bristol and husband Todd were involved in physical altercations at a birthday party on September 6.
Prosecutors have declined to press charges in the incident.
Sarah Palin ran for US vice-president in 2008 and remains popular among the Republican Party’s conservative base.
She stepped down from the governorship of Alaska in 2009. She has since had a career in television and remains popular on the conservative speaking circuit.
On the evening of September 6, police were called to the Anchorage home of a man named Korey Klingenmeyer after a report of a brawl involving as many as 20 people.
According to witness statements, which are vague about the initial cause of the fighting, the Palin family and their entourage arrived at the house about 23:00 in a limousine.
Todd and Track Palin, 26, ended up in one fight with a group of men on the street outside the house, while Bristol Palin, 23, got into an altercation with the party host.
Sarah Palin’s children Track and Bristol and husband Todd were involved in physical altercations at a birthday party on September 6
Track Palin, described as bloodied, “belligerent” and “heavily intoxicated”, told police the family had come to the house to join the party, and that the fight began when a group of men began speaking rudely to his sisters and one of them “sucker punched” a friend.
Track Palin offered to fight and was subsequently attacked by two men, he told police. Todd Palin told police that “everything escalated and it was a situation they couldn’t walk away from”.
Sarah Palin, meanwhile, was at the scene but not reportedly involved in the violence.
Korey Klingenmeyer, who “appeared to be moderately intoxicated”, told police he was angry that the Palins had come to the party and “were causing the problems”.
Upon learning men were fighting outside his house, he told his guests not to get involved, he told police.
But then, he told police, Bristol Palin entered the property spoiling for a fight. Korey Klingenmeyer said he told her he would not have any fighting at his home, at which point Bristol Palin confronted him with profanity.
Then, Korey Klingenmeyer said he invited Bristol Palin to punch him in the face “if it makes her feel better”.
She did so, five or six times and “she was hitting pretty hard”.
Korey Klingenmeyer and other witnesses said Klingenmeyer never returned the blows.
Bristol Palin, meanwhile, told police she had intended to confront someone who she said had pushed her sister Willow, when Korey Klingenmeyer pushed her to the ground.
A witness, Matthew McKenna, told police that when the fight started at an intersection near the house, he told Todd Palin to gather his family and entourage and leave.
“He said the problem was that Bristol and Willow were drunk, as were their boyfriends,” the police wrote.
Sarah Palin has defended her family and, in particular, daughter Bristol Palin, after reports surfaced a week earlier that her kids had been involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage, Alaska.
On September 19, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate wrote in a message on Facebook: “I love my Bristol!
“My straight-shooter is one of the strongest young women you’ll ever meet. I have to say this as a proud mama: right up there with their work ethic and heart for those less fortunate, my kids’ defense of family makes my heart soar!”
As previously reported by ABC News, 23-year-old Bristol Palin allegedly got involved in the scuffle after her brother Track, 25, confronted one of his sister Willow’s ex-boyfriends. Partygoer Eric Thompson told ABC that Bristol Palin was “punching [another man] in the face” repeatedly.
Sarah Palin has defended her family after her kids had been involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage (photo Facebook)
Sarah Palin made no mention of the fight in her Facebook post, but she did refer vaguely to media coverage of her children: “As you can imagine, they and my extended family have experienced so many things (liberal media-driven) that may have crushed others without a strong foundation of faith.”
“I’m thankful for our friends’ prayer shield that surrounds them, allowing faith to remain their anchor. Thank you, prayer warriors! I love you!,” she added.
Sarah Palin then linked to a blog post in which Bristol slammed rumors that her parents were getting divorced.
“I find something new about my family every day!” Sarah Palin quipped sarcastically.
Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin, entered the Duck Dynasty controversy saying that gay activists are “hypocritical” to take offense at Phil Robertson’s remarks.
“I think it’s so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style,” Bristol Palin said in a blog post.
“I hate how the LGBT community says it’s all about <<love>> and <<equality>>,” she continued.
Bristol Palin entered the Duck Dynasty controversy saying that gay activists are “hypocritical” to take offense at Phil Robertson’s remarks
“However, if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, they spread the most hate. It is so hypocritical it makes my stomach turn. They need to learn how to respect others’ opinions and not just jump to the conclusion that everyone who doesn’t support homos**uality and gay marriage is homophobic.”
Bristol Palin has denied in the past that she is herself “a homophobic.”
“I like gays,” she said in July 2012.
“I’m not a homophobic and I’m so sick of people saying that. Just because I’m for traditional marriage doesn’t really mean I’m scared or anything of anyone else, and I don’t hate anybody.”