The former husband of Bristol Palin, Dakota Meyer, posted a cryptic message on Instagram about the protection of women shortly after the news about the divorce of Sarah and Todd Palin became public.
Meyer posted a photo of a tattooed man with a crossbow on Monday evening.
The photo had the text & # 39; A man must understand that he is not protecting his wife because she is weak. He protects her because she is IMPORTANT.
Meyer also endorsed the post: & # 39; Exactly. We need more of this. & # 39;
Just a day earlier, his ex-wife Bristol posted a series of photos on Instagram with her children with the caption: & # 39; jussst reminiscing & # 39 ;.
It came soon after it appeared that after 31 years of marriage, Todd Palin had filed for divorce from the former governor of Alaska and the vice-president of 2008.
Bristol Palin's ex-husband, Dakota Meyer, posted a cryptic message about protecting women shortly after the news of the divorce of Sarah and Todd Palin became public
After 31 years of marriage, Todd Palin has filed for divorce from former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The couple was depicted in 2012
The couple have been married since 1988 and share five children: Track, 30, Bristol, 28, Willow, 25, Piper, 18 and Trig, 11
The file called a & # 39; incompatibility of temperament between the parties so that they find it impossible to live together as a husband and wife & # 39 ;.
Sarah has not yet responded publicly to reports about the divorce.
She and Todd, both 55, have been married since 1988 and share five children and five grandchildren.
The petition, which was submitted on Todd's 55th birthday, uses initials – TMP and SLP – instead of full names.
It was traced back to the couple by blogger from Anchorage Craig Medred by the date of marriage and the date of birth of their only child who is a minor, 11-year-old son Trig.
The father asked for joint legal custody of Trig. The divorce will not be of legal interest to their four adult children: Track, 30, Bristol, 28, Willow, 25 and Piper, 18.
Todd is represented by lawyer Kimberlee Colbo of Anchorage, who declined to comment.
Colbo submitted an official request to the court to declare the divorce confidential as it continues.
Sarah's assets are estimated at $ 12 million while Todd & # 39; s is estimated at $ 2 million.
Last September Sarah and Todd sat down for an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV in their family home in Wasilla, Alaska
Sarah Palin became politically famous in 2008 when Republican presidential candidate John McCain added her to his ticket as vice president
THE PALIN FAMILY: A TIME LINE
The 80's – Sarah and Todd meet as basketball stars in high school in Wasilla, Alaska
1988 – The couple leaves for Palmerville
1989 – Oldest son Track is born.
1990 – Daughter Bristol is born.
1994 – Daughter Willow is born.
1996 – Sarah is elected mayor of Wasilla.
2001 – Daughter Piper is born.
2006 – Sarah wins gubernatorial elections in Alaska.
April 2008 – Son Trig is born with Down syndrome.
August 2008 – Sarah joins the John McCain presidential ticket.
Shortly thereafter the news appears that her 17-year-old daughter Bristol is pregnant with her high school love, Levi Johnson.
Bristol and Levi endured two failed engagements before they broke up with a bitter fight for son Tripp.
2009 – Sarah resigns as Governor of Alaska.
2010 – The Palin family plays the lead role in a season of eight episodes of their own reality show, Sarah Palin & # 39; s Alaska.
After the show's debut, daughter Willow made headlines when she went after a Facebook critic and told him & # 39; gay & # 39; and a & # 39; f * ggot & # 39; called.
2011 – Bristol is caught screaming a homophobic lie at a man during a bar fight.
2014 – Reports appear about a bloody fight of 20 people on the Palin site that was closed by the police. Todd and Track were involved with the melee and Bristol would have attacked a man and sued a police officer.
2015 – Bristol announces her second pregnancy outside of marriage, but does not disclose who the father is.
January 2015 – Track is put to the test for attacking girlfriend Jordan Loewe at the time.
2016 – The former fiancé of Bristol, decorated war hero Dakota Meyer, sues her for custody and claims that the child is his.
March 2016 – Todd is in a serious snowmobile accident and suffers from broken and broken ribs and a collapsed lung, a broken shoulder blade, a broken collarbone and leg injuries.
December 2017 – Track is arrested a second time for attacking Todd.
September 2018 – Sarah and Todd talk to DailyMailTV about the challenges they have overcome in their marriage.
October 2018 – Track was arrested in a third incident involving domestic violence.
November 2018 – The Palin compound was destroyed by an earthquake with a force of 7.0.
September 2019 – Todd divorces Sarah.
Sarah Palin was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and her family was put in the national spotlight two years later when Republican presidential candidate John McCain added her to his ticket as vice president.
Todd, a commercial fisherman and oilfield worker, became an immediate media sensation that the & # 39; First Dude & # 39; was named.
McCain and Palin lost the elections for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and Palin resigned the following year.
Sarah remained a household name and prominent voice in the Republican Party, especially in the rise of the Tea Party. She was one of the first politicians to endorse Donald Trump's candidacy in 2016.
Her family also welcomed much attention to pop culture, even in the lead role in their own TLC show, & # 39; Sarah Palin & # 39; s Alaska & # 39; s from 2010 to 2011.
Her marriage to Todd has been pursued for at least ten years by unfounded divorce rumors.
In 2009, people reported on & # 39; extra-marital affairs on both sides and an impending divorce & # 39; but that story was quickly denounced by the Palin camp.
& # 39; No truth about the rumors. No divorce. No business. No land in Montana. Nothing! All lies and fabrications! & # 39; said a Palin spokesperson at the time.
Sarah seemed to respond to the rumors on her Facebook page and wrote: & # 39; Again, some so-called journalists have decided to come up with a story. & # 39;
Last September Sarah and Todd sat down for an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV in their family home in Wasilla, Alaska.
They described how they met in high school after Todd moved to Wasilla and immediately influenced the school's basketball team, which coached Sarah & # 39; s father, Chuck Heath.
Sarah said she introduced herself to Todd on the basketball court after hearing her father's praise for the new player.
& # 39; I wrote TP on my hand because he was my first friend – the first child I ever fell in love with & # 39 ;, Sarah told DailyMailTV, & # 39; and then [one] night at the dining table saw my dad that his initials were on my hands he was so, that was kind of a floozy thing to do! I was so embarrassed. & # 39;
During their 30-year marriage, Sarah added: & # 39; Well, it's not easy that there are ups and downs and I think people should just remember that there is a downswing, there will be an upswing, you know that you hold out there … but we had hell times. & # 39;
A number of challenges have tested their relationship for three decades, perhaps the largest of which is the diagnosis of their son's Down syndrome.
Todd was 1,700 miles away working on an oil field in Canada when 12-year-old Sarah heard that their fifth child would suffer from the condition.
& # 39; That was a difficult time, but also a blessing & # 39 ;, Sarah told DailyMailTV.
She said she asked Todd: & # 39; Why us? & # 39; and he answered: & # 39; I think why don't we? & # 39;
& # 39; I was still scared – I was – didn't know what to expect, didn't know how great it would be, & # 39; said Sarah, adding that the challenges of raising a child with special needs should never be underestimated.
& # 39; When I hear a parent complain about their two-year-old – & # 39; Uh, he wouldn't let me brush his teeth today! & # 39; – I am just like & # 39; Man, appreciate that you have it relatively easy. & # 39;
& # 39; The most challenging is not to look too far into the future and to be afraid of what Trig might encounter. I am just so grateful that he has the large extended family with his big brother and big sisters. He will always be taken care of. & # 39;
Todd, a commercial fisherman and oilfield worker, became an immediate media sensation during the 2008 campaign when he was the & # 39; First Dude & # 39; was named
Sarah remained a well-known name and prominent voice in the Republican Party after losing the 2008 elections to Barack Obama and Joe Biden
Sarah and Todd are seen in their home in Wasilla, Alaska, the year she was elected governor
In the meantime, their oldest son Track has had to deal with very different difficulties in recent years.
The now 30-year-old has had problems with the law attacking both a pregnant girlfriend and his father after abusing pills and alcohol while struggling to adapt to life after army tours in Iraq.
The second child Bristol was also at the center of the scandal after becoming pregnant at the age of 17 and then calling off her marriage to Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer days before they had to walk down the aisle in 2015.
Bristol later became pregnant with Meyer and had a daughter before they finally married. Once married, they had a second child, but they divorced after less than two years.
And it's that kind of drama, Sarah said last September, that makes the Palins more human.
She remembered the Republican National Convention in St Paul, Minnesota in 2008, when she was number two on her party's ticket.
& # 39; Trig was then a 16-week-old baby. Bristol in high school, teenage and pregnant. We were just a microcosm of America. We were standing there on stage and I just thought & # 39; Oh man … who do you think? & # 39;
& # 39; Everything is possible in America and wow, God blesses us. & # 39;
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