Bristol Palin Joining Teen Mom OG

Teen Mom OG recently said goodbye to cast member Farrah Abraham, which means a slot to join the series opened up. And, MTV has already found a replacement to join returning cast members Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, McKenzie McKee, and Amber Portwood. The long-running reality series will be welcoming a woman who is already very well known to the public before she even joins the show. Bristol Palin has confirmed she's joined the cast of Teen Mom OG's upcoming season. See her announcement below:

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Sarah Palin's daughter is not doing a one-episode stint either. Bristol Palin has joined the cast of Teen Mom OG as a regular cast member, per TMZ. Now in her late twenties (27 to be exact) Palin is a mom of three. She welcomed her oldest son Tripp when she was 17-years-old. She was engaged to Tripp's father Levi Johnston before the pair went their separate ways.

A few months ago, Bristol Palin reportedly split with her first husband, Dakota Meyer, with whom she shares her two youngest children, daughters Sailor Grace and Atlee Bay. Palin wished Meyer a Happy Birthday last month on her Instagram page, but that didn't mean changes for their status. While the news of Palin joining the cast of Teen Mom OG seems slightly out of left field, Palin is no stranger to reality television. As Dancing with the Stars fans are likely to recall, she competed on two seasons of the reality dance competition.

Bristol Palin starred in Season 11 in 2010 and then on the all-star season in Season 15 in 2012. In her first season, she finished in third place. She also had her own short-lived reality show Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp in 2012. Clearly not dissuaded from her experience on either show, Palin is ready to try her hand at reality television via the well-known and established franchise.

With Bristol Palin joining the show, you can probably expect a renewed spotlight to be cast on the series and its star. It will be interesting to hear Palin expound on her reasons for wanting to join the reality show. The caption on her Instagram announcement seemed to tell that tale, but there might be more to the story. This news marks the second time the Palin family has made headlines in recent weeks.

With few details currently known, there are certainly more headlines to come. For instance, there is the question of whether Bristol Palin's famous mom will appear on the series. The parents of Teen Mom cast members are typically showcased, so it stands to reason Palin's could be as well.

Find out how the drama unfolds when Bristol Palin makes her debut on Teen Mom OG, this fall on MTV. For new television shows to watch while you wait, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's summer premieres.

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