Surprise! Bristol Palin Is Married — and She's Got the Ring to Prove It

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Sarah Palin may have lost her vice presidency run back in 2008, but it looks like her daughter is taking another run at love. Bristol Palin and her former ex Dakota Meyer are not only giving their relationship another shot — they've tied the knot! It turns out that the sneaky pair married in a secret wedding, and Palin's sparkly diamond engagement ring from the first time her new hubby proposed is officially back on her finger!

Our hearts swelled back in March of last year when Meyer, a Marine Corps sergeant, popped the question to the Alaskan political princess, getting down on one knee at a Rascal Flatts concert. "The lead singer, Gary LeVox, dedicated 'Bless the Broken Road' to us, and then Dakota got down on one knee and proposed!" Palin said of the unexpected moment. "For the first time in a long time, I am truly happy and looking forward to living each day for the rest of my life with Bristol," the former groom-to-be later told NBC News of his sweetheart. Unfortunately, the pair — who share a five-month-old daughter — ended up calling off their May 2015 wedding just days before walking down the aisle. (Let us just take a moment to acknowledge the fact that these two even managed to plan a wedding in a mere two months. Not an easy feat, guys.) But after taking a break from their relationship, it turns out that a wedding really did take place between the pair! (They just didn't invite us to it...)

Before confirming that they tied the knot, Meyer posted a sweet selfie on Instagram of his bride that had us questioning their relationship status — mainly due to Palin's resurrected bridal bling! That cushion-cut diamond engagement ring with a pavé halo Meyer gifted her last year is visibly on Palin's finger again, as she cuddles up to Meyer in a sunny locale. "On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences," the Marine captioned the photo. "On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both." Turns out that tropical scenery the couple is basking in is actually their honeymoon destination!

The newlyweds are currently on their romantic getaway after confirming to Entertainment Tonight that they're now Mr. and Mrs. "Life is full of ups and downs but in the end, you'll end up where you're supposed to be," Palin and Meyer said in a statement. "We are so happy to share with loved ones the wonderful news that we got married!"

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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