Dakota Meyer on Bristol Palin: She's Like Cancer! She Ruined My Life!

by at .

Dakota Meyer is holding nothing back when it comes to his ex-wife.

Quite the extreme opposite, in fact.

Dakota Photograph

As Teen Mom OG viewers have seen clearly over the past few weeks, Meyer and Bristol Palin did not end their marriage on good terms several months back.

Their relationship fell apart due to Meyer's ongoing PTSD, which he has struggled with ever since losing nearly his entire military team during a battle in Afghanistan.

It's a tragic and very true story, but it's been overshadowed of late by the ugly back-and-forth between Meyer and Palin.

Just last week, for example, on the latest episode of Teen Mom, Bristol said she was heartbroken because Meyer ditched her son, Tripp, as soon as his romance with Palin was over.

(Bristol has this son with ex-fiance Levi Johnston and shares two younger daughters with Meyer.)

"He hasn’t reached out to Tripp and Tripp is crushed by it,” Bristol told a producer on air of Meyer. “It breaks my heart."

Bristol Palin as a Teen Mom

Is this really the case, however?

Has Meyer not maintained a relationship with the nine-year, to whom he grew very close as a stepfather for years?

No, Meyer said a couple days ago on his Instagram Story.

“I never got the opportunity to [stay close to Tripp after my divorce,]” he explained. “I don’t have custody of Tripp. It’s hard enough for his own dad to get to see him!”

That's some strong, subtle shade right there.

Added Meyer:

“When you have a stepchild, you don’t get the rights to that stepchild when you get divorced. If they’re under 18 you have to go through their mother to get them."

Dakota Meyer on the Show

Because, according to Meyer, Bristol has not let him actually see Tripp, Dakota says he hasn't tried to reach out in other ways because he doesn't want to essentially tease the child:

"Am I supposed to call Tripp up and mess with his mind and then when Bristol’s pissed with me, she’s not going to let me see him? I’m not going to mess with him.

"He’s had enough of that."

Meyer and Palin got divorced way back in February.

The split is only relevant again because we're watching it play out each week on Teen Mom OG.

Dakota Meyer Explains

All this time later, how does Meyer feel about the break-up?

Does he have any regrets?


“When you get rid of the cancer in your life, you can go live,” Meyer said this week about the situation

Yikes, right?


Meyer has been very open about his depression and anxiety, both of which are related to his PTSD.

But he says here that his mental health has improved significantly since he stopping seeing Bristol.

“We talk about anxiety, do you know how many shots I’ve had to get in my neck [for anxiety] lately? None.

"Since Bristol moved out of my house I haven’t had to get any shots in my neck. I haven’t had to take any Ketamine. I haven’t had to take any medication."

Bristol and Dakota

He has had to read about Palin calling him an evil liar, however.

Still, he doesn't regret marrying her only because he got his two kids out of the relationship.

And also because Palin basically showed Meyer exactly what he does NOT want out of a partner.

"Before Bristol I couldn’t have appreciated a good woman in my life…

"But now, [after] being treated like shit by somebody, I understand what it’s like to be treated terrible and not have someone give a shitt about you and be stuck with them, and have to put up with that,” he said on Instagram.

“I think it was a plan by God of working on me. I don’t think it was a mistake.

"I think it was God using her to put me in a situation that sucked real bad and to be worked on."

Well... okay then!

They do say the Lord works in mysterious ways, right?

Show Comments

Bristol Palin Biography

Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin Tattoo
Bristol Palin is the daughter of former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Bristol Palin is 18 and a mother. The... More »
Wasilla, Alaska
Full Name
Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin Quotes

Teenagers need to prevent pregnancy to begin with -- this isn't ideal. But I'm fortunate to have a supportive family, which is dealing with this together.

Bristol Palin

Tripp is so perfectly precious; we love him with all our hearts. I can't imagine life without him now.

Bristol Palin