Bristol Palin opens up about her canceled wedding

Bristol Palin spoke out on Tuesday to address "the wedding that didn't happen" -- her called-off nuptials to former Marine and U.S. Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

On her blog, Palin, 24, posted a photo of herself and son Tripp, 6, with a statement about the canceled May 23 nuptials. "I feel like I need to address the elephant-in-the-room on this blog, since you guys have been with me through thick and thin. When I first got engaged, you were the first ones I wanted to tell."

"I guess you have seen by now that the wedding -- that was supposed to happen last weekend -- was called off. I'm sure you've seen this has been all over the media, but this is a painful time for family and friends and I would just really appreciate your prayers," she wrote. "I know God's plan is greater than anything else, and Tripp and I are in Alaska beginning to rebuild our lives under much different circumstances than we anticipated. Thank you for all of your love and support. "

She also shared the blog post on her social media accounts. "Sorry it's taken me so long to talk about this... It's been hard," she wrote on Facebook.

Palin had been overjoyed when she got engaged to Meyer in March at a Rascall Flats concert. "Truly the luckiest girl in the world, cannot wait to marry this man!!!!" she wrote on Instagram, accompanied by photos of her engagement ring.

Palin's mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, announced on May 18 that her daughter's wedding had been canceled, after reports that Meyer, 26, had been previously married surfaced along with a wedding certificate. Nobody from either family provided specifics for why Palin and Meyer's relationship suddenly ended, but Bristol Palin denied that Meyer's former marriage had come as a surprise.

"Regarding salacious headlines in recent days about 'secret wives,' Dakota and I discussed our past relationships prior to our engagement. Dakota was legally divorced years ago, as any good reporter could and should have disclosed to readers," she asserted in a statement on her mother's Facebook page.