OK! Magazine, Check Out a Real Photo of my Brother

OK! Magazine, Check Out a Real Photo of my Brother August 14, 2012

A friend sent me a photo of page 40 of OK! Magazine, which features my mom and Trig. Or so people will think.

The magazine has an article about our family’s genealogy. Apparently, they believe Mom and Princess Diana are tenth cousins. (That would make Mom the most down-to-earth “princess” I’ve ever heard of!) Anyway, they put a photo of mom holding a baby, which they probably assumed was Trig.

The baby, who’s half asleep in mom’s arms, is a cutie.

But he’s not my brother.

Sometimes it frustrates me that inaccurate Trig photos show up – in the worst circumstances, they photoshop pictures of my beautiful brother in terrible ways. In this case, I’m sure OK! just used this photo because it was similar to the photo they had of Princess Diana holding a baby as well.

But it’s not my brother.

So let me set the record straight. This is my beautiful brother, OK! Magazine. (And if you want to send me to England to see my royal cousins, let me know! After watching all of these Olympic Games, I’m ready to go!)


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  • Mrs H

    It has been a joy to see you come into your own over these last 4 years.
    God bless you and your family!

  • Suzy Garoutte

    Ohhhhhhhhhh, he’s so handsome, but what else can we expect, the whole Palin family are very nice looking. I hate what these people do.

  • M

    Ignorance on your part:

    Diana was not a blood princess. Therefore, if your mom and she are REALLY 10th cousins, your mom would not be a “Princess”. If anything, she would be a Lady, as Diana’s maiden name was Spencer, as in a daughter of the Earl of Spencer. Her maden title before marrying Charles was Lady.

    However, reports say that your mom is 12th cousin of John McCain, 8th cousin of George W. Bush and 10th cousin of Barack Obama…..

    • Carol

      and your point?

    • Amanda

      I think she said it as a joke. Lighten up. 🙂 We are all related in some way.

  • Celia Taylor

    He is a gorgeous little boy, Bristol! It’s a shame OK! Magazine is such a rag they don’t even have fact checkers. I have a 27-year-old son with Down syndrome, so I always love to see pictures of Trig as he is growing up. It brings back wonderful memories of my son’s childhood. God bless!

    • Amanda

      This is what rags do. Their lives revolve around gossip and bad pictures of all famous people.

      To me, it’s a sad life, but it is a job.

  • Kim Castro

    Its sad that their editorial department didn’t take the time for accuracy but this wouldn’t be the first time…Hey Bri saw your awesome dad last night on SES! He was phenomenal! Loved when he left those hardened military vets going through the mud and picked up the ammo box! Continued prayers for you and your family!

  • michele archer

    Awww! Trig, the REAL Trig, is adorable!!!

  • Michelle

    beautiful boy…that familiar sandal toe gap!! My daughter is 14, with DS, and I totally GET what you are saying. Liberals want to portray the “ugliness of DS”…makes them sleep better at night when they support late term abortion for these precious children. Trig is growing up FAST..so are you, Bristol. <3

  • bellagrazi

    It’s not surprising that a tabloid didn’t do the most basic of research. The press doesn’t even do that anymore. Bristol, that would be awesome if your mom were related to Princess Di! They couldn’t be more different. Your mom has a big personality and Di was very shy. But they do share a very common trait – they are both inspirational figures. And they both live and breathe their childen. Princess Sarah. I like it. PS: I adore that picture of you and Trig! Very sweet. By the way, I think Princess Di is holding her son, William, in that photo. A very handsome young man now.

  • Carol

    Don’t let it bother you too much Bristol. OK magazine is one of those tabloid magazines, right? I’m not sure since I never read those tabloid magazines. The journalism world has really gone downhill in ethics. They don’t bother in doing their homework and getting their facts straight. It’s sad, but journalism all over our country has become a tabloid magazine. I think it’s because all of our colleges, for the most part, are taught by liberals, and liberals…well…they don’t want the truth. They can’t deal with it. They’re a pathetic. So continue to hold your head up high, worship the Lord, and you and your family, will be more than A.OK! And so will Trig!

    • WL

      That’s right Bristol, OK magazine is nothing like Peolpe magazine, the tabloid you choose to sell photos of yourself and your son to. People is all about journalism! And good thing Bristol ( and Track and Willow……)hasn’t messed up her intelligence with an education. 😉

      • Bree Merr

        Bristol wanted the folks to see the real Trig. Come to think of it- You and others are like tabloid posters. Eager to be negative. Yeh Tabloidish.

        • WL

          Tabloid posters???What does that even mean Bree?

      • Amanda

        Your blackheartness is sad. Go out and do something fun! Bristol is correcting the record for people who MAY assume that is her brother since that is Di’s son. Anytime she does an interview with a rag, she does it because sooo many people spread nasty lies about them everyday.

        Again, I recommend you go out and have some fun, get some sun, help yourself. You sit around leaving snarky comments underlined with hate and are no different from equally lazy people who sit around spreading their filth on the internet. If you’re unhappy, which I would think you’d have to be to write those things, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

  • Georgia

    Your real brother, Trig, is a living doll! Those who love you and your family do not fall for these outrageous attempts to demean your family.

  • M. M.

    Love Trig”s cheerful smile!

  • WL

    Does OK write anywhere that this is a photo of Trig? I don’t see it.

    Who takes care of Trig and his special needs by the way?

    • Bree Merr

      He looks healthy and happy WL. But you want to think negative don’t you? That is the kind of person you are.

      • WL

        I never said he doesn’t look healthy and happy Bree. That bit of negativity came from you.

        But who DOES take care of Trig and his special needs?

        • JerryH

          WL, I am not attacking you but what is your point? Please elaborate on your question.

        • Amanda

          By asking that question, YOU are thinking negatively. kthxbye

        • Bree Merr

          Who are you that you think you need to know how the family cares for him? or any other famly business? What an odd bit of p;rivate info you think you need. He is cared for .. he is helathy and happy. Do you see yourself as a “rag” journalist wanna be? That is how you present yourself.

        • Tara

          Um, I would assume HIS MOTHER takes care of him and his special needs. Just like other mother’s of children with special needs. Sheesh.

    • Tami

      It never fails..always a liberal lurking around to spew poisonous rhetoric…damn you liberals need to find your happiness. This family has been through the mill and they’ve done nothing to anyone. Trig is taken care of BY HIS MOTHER and you’d know that if you ever read anything about Sarah Palin…but what fun would that be eh? Who took are of you and your special needs obviously not your Mom as you have no soul; obviously, you Dad left you early on as you have an incredible amount of hate…must be rough to live with day after day…Why don’t you go commiserate with your fellow idiots over at CNN and leave the real websites alone…you are not welcome or wanted…(must be painful to be rejected by your parents and now the world).

      • Amanda

        Civility please. Don’t stoop to haters’ levels.

      • I can understand your anger but you can’t strike out at WL. He is ignorant to what parents with special needs children go through. I have two children with special needs , one with Spina Biffada and my youngest with tourettes. It’s hard and the world is cruel, with rude comments. But you just ignore it. Sarah Palin to me is one awesome lady. Not because of all she has done for her State and the Country, but mostly for being strong protecting her child from the mindless ignorant people who think attacking her children is politics.

        • Marcia

          Asking who takes care of his special needs is NOT attacking Trig

    • Amanda

      That was a random photo to use. Why choose photos of BOTH women holding children when there are PLENTY of solo pics of both???

      Your brother is adorable, as are both those other babies.

      I just know Trig loves the rest of your family. It’s hard not to. You’re all amazing and loving people.

    • Ann Pinger

      WL I don’t understand your “question” at all. The Palins have a large extended family and when his mother is otherwise engaged, other family members gladly take care of their son/brother/grandson/nephew/sibling etc. What or who do you THINK takes care of him? Do you not have a family that takes care of its own? Very sad someone would even consider this (poorly veiled attack) “question” to be worth the time to type out. Its much more an implication, and it stinks.

  • Too bad the media gets things so wrong and then the readers don’t know any differently. Love, love the photo of Trig – what a handsome guy. I really enjoyed watching Stars Earn Stripes last night. Your Dad did super good.

  • Timbit

    Dear Bristol, is that a recent picture of your lovely mother? I ask because I am worried about her, she looks awfully thin. Was she sick at the time this picture was taken or do her bones normally stick out like that? She should slow down a little and take care of herself.

  • Jerry

    The left leaning media hates the Palin family because they stand for what is right and oppose things that would tend to destroy family values in this country. Thank God for the Palin’s and others like them who would hold this country high. Respect is earned, not a birth right. They have earned my respect.

  • Baloo

    WL, it’s your ignorance, not Bristol’s. The royal cousin’s to whom Bristol is referring to are Prince’s William and Harry, sons of Diana…. Who (along with their father, Prince Charles), are heirs to the throne. So that, would make Bristol blood related to royalty. How’s that grab ya, genius?

  • Sharon

    When I saw that pic of Trig, I knew it didn’t look like him! He is much cuter!! Media will do anything and like someone else said, people do not know what the truth is! Thanks Bristol for setting them straight!

  • Keri Norton

    I knew instantly seeing the picture it wasn’t your brother. Nothing against the child in the picture, but he isn’t Trig. Saw the pic of you and your brother on your mom’s facebook page. Such a beautiful picture of the two of you! Blessing on your family.

  • Ann Pinger

    Bristol: I only ever met Trigg once but would recognize him anywhere. This little boy in the photo is not even similar to Trig in appearance. With all the photos of him and your mom to shoose from why would the magazine use this photo for your mother but one with Prince William for Diana? You make a very good point.

  • I don’t know if your mom is related to Princess Di but they both love children with Down syndrome. The Princess has a Goddaughter with Downs, named Domenica.

  • David

    Will any of the Lame-Stream-Media Networks ever mention OK Magazine’s Article and Photo of your Mom and the Princess? Probably too Positive for them to be interested. ha

    I watched Stars Earn Stripes last night and really enjoyed the Show. Your Dad did good. NBC got things out of order — they should have – ‘dropped them in the water’ – after they – ‘ran them through the mud’. ha

  • Penny

    Trig’s got a great smile. Oh, and nobody believes a word OK! magazine says. Tabloid trash at it’s finest.

  • Kimberlie Morris

    Trig is SO adorable! Every picture I see of him, or when I’ve seen him on the TV, I just want to squeeze him. You’re right Bristol, the baby your Mom is holding on the OK! cover is a cutie. However, it would have been an even better cover photo to have had the photo with Trig.

    Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

  • Piscean_Gal

    Dumb dumb dumb, I have that magazine and could tell the little boy wasn’t Tripp. I’m sure thousands of others would know this as well, smh….

    You know what else? Diana was a Princess by marriage, she wasn’t born a Princess, good grief. Smh…


    • KTG

      your right it wasn’t Tripp, since she was referring to her brother Trig, not her son.
      Also, Diana may not have been Princess by blood, but she was still royalty.. you know he Dad being an Earl and all.

      Stop Being a Hater.

  • Piscean_Gal

    Kim Castro, they don’t need to fact check who the child is, there was no MENTION of the child at all, just a picture of Sarah holding a child saying saying she is distantly related to Princess Diana. The main point was the lineage, NOT the child.

    • Bree Merr

      P-gal you really like it don’t you? If you need a “I must feel superior to Palin fix” then you can come here and pretend to be oh so much smarter. Trouble is all you can do is find percieved fault and whine. I have not noticed any other “gift” you have. sad.

  • teflon warrior

    Wow! Trig looks so much older! Your dad did great last night on Stars Earn Stripes! He did exactly what Clint Eastwood advised in “Heartbreak Ridge”, Improvise, Adapt, Overcome. As a military member, I am very proud of him and his performance.

  • bb

    thats pretty ridiculous!!!!! Why cant people get there facts straight or just mind there own business!

  • Amy

    He is so beautiful, with a smile that is contagious!

  • KTG

    How very cool Making William and Harry your 10th cousins once removed? Or 11tth Cousins?

    The Princes and Kate are my 16th Cousins through a Great (x a few more greats) Grandfather of mine. Genealogy is fun!

  • Gilly

    Why are you making some many assumptions about what the editor of the magazine and its readers think? Isn’t this exactly the thing your compalin about all the time? And yes I meant to spell complain that way.

    • mytorpor

      Where was the complaint? Surely if you follow the Palins (and obviously you do) then you know that unscrupulous people have photoshopped Trig in many uncomplimentary photos. In this case, Bristol is merely letting those people who might be confused by the photo, know that this is NOT her brother. She does not accuse OK! of doing anything wrong. In fact, she clearly states, “In this case, I’m sure OK! just used this photo because it was similar to the photo they had of Princess Diana holding a baby as well.”
      There is nothing negative in letting people that might be questioning the legitimacy of the pic know that the photo is NOT of her brother and that the family recognizes that the magazine meant no harm in chosing this photo over one of Gov. Palin holding Trig ….unlike many who DO mean harm when they use false photos of the Palin family.

  • Kimberly

    Trig is beautiful!!!

  • Joseph

    That is such a cute picture of you and Trig! He’s a handsome little boy! 🙂

  • Danielle P

    He is a cutie!!!! 🙂

  • Tawny Jones

    The proud, patriotic Palins are American royalty, and beautiful Bristol is a princess.

    • marcia

      Gag me with a silver spoon

  • Abigail Jones

    Your brother is the most beautiful little boy and no one can say different.

  • Marcia

    I don’t see WL’s comments anymore ( where did they go?). But here’s the thing Bree and the others: who takes care of Trig and his special needs is not a private question. Sarah Palin made it a public question. She made her choice to raise a child with DS very public, and continues to do so. Let’s be honest: the large majority of DS pregnancies do not end in birth. A large part of the problem is what is required in terms of time, commitment, healthcare access and money when raising a child with DS. So when Sarah Palin says ” I am doing this, so should you!” it’s fair to ask, how are you doing this and still maintaining all that travel and your schedule?

    And how is Sarah Palin advocating for those without the resources needed to raise special needs children ?????

    • mytorpor

      Gov. Palin has always credited her extended family for stepping up and helping when needed, with Trig and with her older children when they were baby’s. And in her Newsweek article (http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/02/05/life-with-trig-sarah-palin-on-raising-a-special-needs-child.html) she recognizes that she is priviledged to have this help and that others with special needs children do not have access to this much aid at a moments notice.

      And yes, she as long advocated for those who parent special needs children. In fact, as governor of Alaska she separated special needs education and public educaton funds to better ensure that the money directed towards special needs education was not diverted into regular classrooms. There are many programs already in existance to aid those with special needs, from education to child care. We do need to do more to educate those who need these funds on where to find them and make the funds more easily accessable to those who qualify.

      • Marcia

        So you are saying that Sarah Palin’s extended family is raising Trig while she and Todd and her adult children are frequently travelling?

        And how is Sarah Palin advocating for special needs children and their families? She claims this is a cause near and dear to her.

    • Bree Merr

      Marcia,, just because a someone makes a statement in public doesn’t mean it is everyone’s business. You are ignorant about how they are handling this as a family and it is their business. Celebrities show & talk about their children often and I don’t have a desire to have some control over their decisions. You are making up an “opportunitiy” to police the Palins (LOL) and pretending you have some control and oversight authority. How silly, do you have a badge? (LOL) Many families use sitters, nannies, tutors, etc. Are you pretending to police them? The Obamas travel often w/out their children. Are you wanting to police them? Your (& others like you) desire to police the Palins is weird.

      • Marcia

        Makes a statement? Puhleese Bree, Palin made it part of her brand! And she made, and continues to make, her families private life a public life.

        Yes, the President and First Lady travel together sometimes without their girls , and for those occassions they have the help of the girls’ grandmother who brilliantly lives at the White House. Oh, and might I remind you the Obama girls are not special needs children. I know parents of special needs kids and what that takes.

  • CJ

    Trig is such a beautiful little boy and a BLESSING to your family 🙂
    Bristol, the LOVE in your heart is so palpable in your photos.
    It’s no wonder you have a calling to help and nurture others.
    It’s one of your gifts and your ministry unto the LORD 🙂 OXO

  • Marcia

    CJ how is Bristol helping and nurturing others?

  • RebFan

    Marcia, how are you nurturing and helping others?? That is something to think about. Instead of posting negative comments time and time again you could be out helping people. Get out of the basement and get to work lady.

    • Marcia

      That’s kind of funny coming from someone who reads and responds to my comments!

      But you didn’t answer the question.

      • Lisa

        How about, instead of judging and attacking others (because they made one mistake in their life, a mistake that millions of teens and young adults have made) you do a little bit of research. Try being a little more open minded and maybe watching Bristol’s show on Lifetime. Since you need an example so badly, on a recent episode, for Mother’s day Bristol made gift baskets up for single, expecting mothers-to-be. Thats a completely self-less act, and she’s helping others who are in the same exact position she was once in. Bristol is a human being, and its truly disgusting that as a hater you are still checking up on her blog, and writing mean comments. Is that what your “hope and change” brought you? Unemployment, so you have the time and audacity to sit on a computer chair and attack individuals whom are probably much younger than you (making you a bully)? (Since I’m going to presume that you are an Obama supporter, no judgement, just throwing that out there…) However, if you are not unemployed and actually have a job, then its really sad that you still even find the time in the day to waste being a cyber-bully. If you don’t like Bristol, then I suggest you do something productive with your life, because I can assure you, the way you’re living it right now is far from productive.

  • kristin

    Bristol you are wonderful. Keep up the awesome work! ps anyone know what kind of sneakers those are, they are so cute

  • Huntingmoose

    that is some koodoos to this magazine as being not part of the lame media. Because with 10 generations, you can tie someone with many many people and typically what the lame media will do is look for a bad-image person but , this magazine decided to do the uplifting thing and look and highlight a positive link.

    But as with all these things, it is an interesting curiosity and it does not matter who is even 1 generation away from you. The only thing that matters is what you did and what you accomplished.

    Nobody else builds your life. You did.


  • Huntingmoose

    curiosity: OK magazine is since recently owned by National Enquirer but it looks they did not read the memo on how to report/smear/distord on you and your family. Or may be there is a new fresh wind blowing from the NE


  • Bristol,

    Thanks for being helping people see that children born with Down syndrome are ok! 🙂 I just wrote a letter on our site about the horrible comments Wayne Brady made toward your brother. Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out. http://noahsdad.com/wayne-brady-down-syndrome-joke-trig-palin/

  • Surly Curmudgen

    Then Bristol is the eleventh cousin of William and Harry.

  • Becky

    Such a sweet picture of you and your brother! Loved it!

  • chris

    Where does the article claim that your mom is holding your brother? Also, being related to Di would not make your mother a princess.

  • Laurie

    I love this picture of you and Trig! Very cute!!

  • Barb

    That picture of you holding Trig don’t even look like you! WOW. You both are precious. That magazine was cruel to change the picture of your mom holding someone else’s baby.

    • Marcia

      Bristol’s new chin has changed her face Barb.

      • Jenny Lynn

        What????? Marcia that is a very mean thing to say!!!! Bristol is beautiful. Remember …if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all. Didn’t your Mother ever tell you that????

  • Katie

    i honestly have the up-most respect for Bristol. i am 19 years old and 25 weeks pregnant without the father in my life. i find any rude remark about her and or her brother highly offensive, I also have 6 year old autistic brother and he is the most precious thing their is on this world. so to the ones that wanna sit here and say your cruel remarks about how people look.. i would look in the mirror again.