Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah Palin, and Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer are engaged! The couple announced their exciting news with photos on Facebook and Instagram of themselves and the engagement ring.

Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer

Photo: Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer
Credit: Facebook

The couple confirmed their engagement with posts on Facebook and Instagram and pictures that also confirm they are happy indeed. The news has arrived as a surprise and it has gone viral, as there was barely any indication they were dating.

The 26-year-old Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer posted a picture of himself arm-in-arm with his bride-to-be on Facebook with the caption: “I’m definitely the luckiest guy [in the world] to be able to spend the rest of my life with Bristol Palin.” On Instagram, he captioned a photo, “”I’m definitely the luckiest guy ever to be able to spend the rest of my life with @bsmp2 #shesaidyes.”

For her part, the 25-year-old Bristol Palin captioned a photo of herself kissing her husband-to-be Instagram, “Truly the luckiest girl in the world, cannot wait to marry this man!!!!” She also posted a close-up photo of the diamond engagement ring on her finger.

Bristol Palin has, of course, long been in the public eye, ever since her mother, the former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Senator John McCain’s VP running mate in the 2008 Presidential campaign. Palin was infamously an unwed expectant teen mother back in those days with former fiance Levi Johnson. Now fast forward several years, after a bestselling memoir, “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far,” a stint on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and a now six-year old son Tripp, she has added a new chapter to her life.

The Marine Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in 2011 in a White House ceremony for his actions in 2009 during the Battle of Ganjgal in the Afghanistan War. He has since co-authored a book (with Bing West) about the incident, “Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War.”

As noted the couple’s announcement has arrived as quite a surprise, as they managed to sidestep gossip and speculation. It’s not even known when they began dating. But there’s no speculation now, Bristol Palin and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer are engaged and you can see more photos below!

Photos: Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer
Credit: Facebook, Instagram

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