Dakota Meyer is opening up about his split from Teen Mom OG‘s Bristol Palin.
The military veteran tells PEOPLE that joining the MTV series had nothing to do with the couple’s divorce, which they finalized this summer.
“This relationship was done way before Teen Mom OG,” Meyer says, before joking he knew it was over “the day after we got married.”
“Our relationship has had struggles from day one, I think we tried our best,” he says. “I can definitely say that I tried in this relationship.”