Bristol Palin Agrees to Let Ex-Fiancé Dakota Meyer Change Last Name of Their 4-Month-Old Daughter Sailor Grace
"Cannot believe she's four months already," Bristol Palin said of her daughter, Sailor Grace
According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE Palin and Meyer’s daughter’s name is listed as Sailor Grace Palin on her birth certificate, and will now be legally changed to Sailor Grace Palin Meyer. Meyer is also now listed on the baby’s birth certificate.
Palin’s lawyer told PEOPLE in a statement: “Bristol consented to the change of name some time ago,” adding that both Palin and Meyer are “talking directly and just being parents without involving the lawyers.”
The agreement comes after a months-long custody battle between the ex-couple, who welcomed their daughter in December. In March, an Alaska judge awarded Palin and Meyer joint legal and physical custody of their child and ruled that Meyer, who lives in Kentucky, could visit his daughter twice a month for four consecutive days.
Just a few weeks later, Palin, 25, hinted that she and Meyer were back on good terms when she shared a photo of the former Marine and Sailor Grace on Instagram. That post appears to have been removed. But another family photo Palin shared on Instagram on Sunday still stands. The snapshot shows Palin and Meyer, 27, holding their child together and smiling. “#coparenting,” Palin captioned the photo.
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Palin, who also has a 7-year-old son, Tripp, with her other ex-fiancé, Levi Johnston, spoke out on the importance of co-parenting in an Instagram post in February.
“These babies are my world and I will always be doing what is best for them,” she wrote. “Every child deserves two loving parents, so I will continue to encourage that no matter what. I have never, and will never, keep them from having a positive relationship with their fathers.”