It remains very hard to believe, but it's true:
And the timing seemingly could not be better for the controversial mother of three, considering she may now be persona non grata within her own family!
According to Radar Online, Bristol's younger sister, Willow, got married this past Saturday to someone named Ricky Bailey in Alaska.
Mother Sarah Palin wrote on Instagram that the ceremony and reception "couldn’t be more perfect!!!" because the bride and groom were surrounded by "so much love ~ and surrounded by the mutual love & support of cherished friends & family... just PERFECT."
But was it? Was it really?
An insider tells Radar that Bristol actually no-showed the big day after getting into a massive fight with Willow.
What would have caused one sister to miss the wedding of another sister?
In this case, the dangerous past of a different sibling.
“Bristol started a huge fight with Willow because her kids aren’t supposed to be around Track,” *a source close to the Palins told Radar, referencing Bristol and Willow's 29-year old brother.
He was arrested last month for domestic violence, making the third time in as many years he'd been booked on this same awful charge.
(*Yes, these are the real names of actual people.)
The source explained that Bristol’s ex-husband, Dakota Meyer, prohibited their kids from speaking with Track many months ago.
He ended up missing out on the wedidng himself due to his arrest the evening prior, but the mere invitation was enough to set Bristol off.
“Bristol was supposed to give a speech at the wedding,” the insider said. “Instead she packed up her kids and left, leaving Willow behind.”
Talk about awkward, huh?
On Sunday, Bristol shared videos of her kids running around a soccer field and titled the footage "My world."
Then, earlier today, she shared a picture of herself and Meyer in the car (both looking mighty perturbed) and teased this evening's Teen Mom OG Season 8 premiere in the caption.
"My story begins tonight. don’t miss the 90-minute premiere... and my FIRST EPISODE of #TeenMomOG starting at 9/8c on @MTV," she wrote, acting as if the wedding snub never happened."
Bristol was announced as a Teen Mom OG cast addition several weeks ago -- but fans of the franchise remain in shock.
The daughter of the former Vice Presidential candidate is really now on Teen Mom OG?!?
Tyler Baltierra recently acknowledged that this situation is more than just a little unusual.
Do I think it’s weird as hell? Absolutely. Do I think it’s a really, like, not a good decision for the franchise? Yeah. But that’s out of my control," Tyler said on a podcast.
For the most part, however, Palin's upcoming co-stars have taken some issue with how MTV never informed them of the decision to hire Bristol until the network also informed the public.
But they have also said Bristol herself seems totally cool.
Check out a few of their initial reactions below: