Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, was supposed to marry her fiancé, U.S. Marine and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, over Memorial Day weekend but the plans came to an abrupt halt.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Dakota had a ‘secret wife,’ whom he married in 2008 when he was just 19… (and allegedly divorced two years later). The rub comes over Bristol seemingly unaware about the whole thing. Bristol acknowledged the wedding was off on her blog but didn’t go into any other detail.
Dakota was born and raised in Kentucky, according to his Wikipedia page. If indeed the rumors are true and Bristol didn’t know he’d been previously married, a quick and check of some Kentucky papers would have opened the door to a conversation on this teeny tiny factoid much sooner.
I’ve never been to Kentucky but a quick online visit to Taylor County Clerk’s office pulled up Dakota’s marriage license under the DocSearch feature. See for yourself. Go here, click on DocSearch along the top, then in the first two slots where you may search by name put in Meyer for last name, Dakota for first name; then click “search name” and scroll to the bottom entry. Easy, right? And FREE.
Before you tie the knot, it’s important to do your homework. Keep reading for more tips on how to investigate your date.