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Bristol Palin's Fiance Married as a Teenager; News Breaks Before Wedding

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L-R: Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images; John Moore/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 18 May 2015 09:16 AM

Bristol Palin's fiancé Dakota Meyer reportedly got married as a teenager, but will not risk bigamy when he marries again, as he got divorced in 2010.

Radar Online reported Friday that it had uncovered Meyer's "secret wife" after digging up his old marriage license.

The license showed that Meyer married a Michigan woman named Cassandra Wain in Campbellsville, Kentucky, on May 20, 2008. At the time, Meyer was 19, Wain was 21.

The revelation came just a week before Meyer was set to marry Palin, leading some to speculate if he was legally eligible for the second marriage.

On Saturday, the Daily Mail spoke with a friend of Wain's, who said that Meyer and Wain had in fact divorced not long after getting married. Meyer's lawyer later confirmed to the Mail that the couple divorced on March 3, 2010.

A representative for Palin told the Mail that it was the first he'd heard of the previous marriage, and that he had not yet spoken with this client about it.

"What I'm not understanding is why this marriage to my best friend is something you are trying to hide," Wain's friend reportedly wrote on Meyer's Facebook profile.

"You guys were young and infatuated with one another. You got married, then realized it was a mistake. No scandal, no abuse, no nothing. It was short lived and we thought you all remained civil . . . Cassie is a small town girl who is beautiful and intelligent and just wants the past in the past. Now she's suffering from other people’s opinions of her based off your lies Dakota."

"The last time you contacted her was in October of 2014 . . . leave her alone and let it go. We wish you all the best with your future Dakota. Just be honest," she added.

Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor in 2011.

According to the Military Times, he "was part of a pre-dawn patrol in the Afghan village of Ganjgal when two Marine platoons were ambushed by more than 50 enemy fighters firing rocket propelled grenades, mortars, and machine guns. He made five trips into the ambush zone to rescue wounded Afghan forces and recover the bodies of fallen Marines."

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