Sarah Palin's son Track Palin marries high school sweetheart Britta Hanson
Who knew those were wedding bells we were hearing from up north? Track Palin, the eldest son of Todd and Sarah Palin, recently married high school sweetheart Britta Hanson in a small ceremony, according to a report out Thursday.
The former Alaska governor confirmed the wedding on Twitter, retweeting word from her political action committee that the two had gotten married and adding, "Yes, they did & we couldn't be any more blessed!"
Track, 22, and Britta, 21, tied the knot in Hatcher Pass, Alaska, a site not too far from Wasilla and reportedly filled with family memories of skiing, snow-machining and more, People said. They have a larger celebration to look forward to come winter, when friends and family will be invited for a "long ski weekend" to celebrate the union, the families told the mag.
"Our families couldn't be happier!" the Hansons and Palins said in a joint statement. "These are two hard working, humble, active, studious young adults who grew up together. We're tickled that after two decades of friendship we proudly witnessed their marriage, knowing their new life together will be blessed."
Track, an Army reservist, plans to enroll at the University of Alaska after the commercial fishing season ends, joining current nursing student Britta, People said. Her parents are the Rev. Duane and Elizabeth Hanson.
The groom spent a year deployed to Iraq, with his mom -- then a GOP vice presidential hopeful -- a featured speaker at his infantry unit's September 2008 deployment ceremony at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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Photo: Britta Hanson's new husband Track Palin, left, with Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston, Willow Palin, Piper Palin, Todd Palin holding Trig, John McCain and Sarah Palin on Sept. 4, 2008, at the GOP convention. Track's infantry unit was deployed to Iraq about two weeks later. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times