Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, announced Thursday that she is pregnant for a second time.
"I'm announcing this news a lot sooner than I ever expected due to the constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about!!!" Palin, 24, wrote on the religious site Patheos.com.
"I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant ? I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you. But please respect Tripp's and my privacy during this time," she said, referring to her 6-year-old son with former fiance Levi Johnston, "I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy."
She did not name the father. Last month she and her mother announced that her May 23 wedding to decorated Marine Dakota Meyer had been called off.