Bristol Palin to replace Farrah Abraham in 'Teen Mom'
After a long speculation of who would replace Farrah Abraham on 'Teen Mom', we finally have a name for the new cast member
'Teen Mom' cast is going to welcome a familiar face among the cast members for their upcoming season. Bristol Palin will join 'Teen Mom' veterans Amber Portwood, McKenzie McKee, Maci Bookout and Catelynn Lowel. After Bristol's pregnancy, she was briefly engaged to the father of her child, Levi Johnson but the couple separated in 2009.
Bristol is set to join the popular MTV reality show, as reported by TMZ. Bristol was seventeen years old when she gave birth to her first child, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, in 2008. Bristol, now 27, is the eldest daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. She made headlines for her pregnancy when Sarah was running for vice president in 2008.
She went on to marry Dakota Meyer, former Marine and US Medal Of Honor recipient in 2016 and the pair are parents to two beautiful children, Atley and Sailor. However, the pair filed for divorce in February 2016. Despite the split, the pair is supportive of each other's lives and often take to social media to post pictures of their family. As per the magazine, Bristol and Dakota cited “discord or conflict of personalities” as the reason for their split.
In May, Dakota took to Instagram and posted a picture of Bristol and gushed about her achievements. “Couldn’t be prouder of @bsmp2 for passing her real estate exam today!” Dakota wrote in the caption, adding, “Congratulations I love you.” Bristol's soon-to-be co-stars were also quick to comment on the news.
Kailyn Lowry took to Twitter to react to the news about a new cast member. "Bristol Palin & Cheyenne & Cory for teen mom og? Our producers sure know what to do,” she wrote along with a blushing emoji. She clarified that she was “not hating whatsoever. I’m just surprised.” Former 'Teen Mom' Farrah, left the show after settling a lawsuit against MTV’s parent company Viacom in March. She claimed that she was fired from the show because of her association with the adult entertainment industry.
As per Daily Mail, Bristol has been a strong advocate for preventing teen pregnancy since her unplanned experience. Even though in the past Bristol called abstinence the 'only 100& foolproof way' to prevent pregnancies, she mentioned that she does not want to be seen as 'an abstinence preacher' in 2011. "I'm not out there saying don't have sex. I hate that kind of stuff. Birth control needs to be used effectively each and every single time if you're gonna be having sex. ... I'm not advocating [abstinence] for everyone else,' she told the sex educator and therapist," she said.
This won’t be Bristol’s first time on TV, she previously starred in the Lifetime reality series 'Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp' in 2012 and briefly appeared in 'The Secret Life of an American Teenager' in 2010. There is no doubt that with a new cast member, things are going to get interesting in the upcoming season of 'Teen Mom'.