Sarah Palin reunites with ex after 'devastating' divorce filing to welcome new grandchildren

Sarah Palin reunited with her ex this week to celebrate the arrival of daughter, Willow's, twin babies.

The former vice-presidential Republican candidate's 25-year-old daughter welcomed twin girls Banks and Blaise on Monday, who she shares with husband Ricky Bailey. 

After giving birth in Anchorage, Alaska, Willow was visited in the hospital by a bunch of her family members, including parents Sarah and Todd Palin, who reunited after Sarah called Todd's recent divorce filing "devastating."

"Banks&Blaise!! BlessingX2," she captioned a post that included a photo of she and Todd holding the newborn twins, as well as photos of other family members who visited. "Congratulations Willow&Ricky = and then there were four."

In an interview with Christian author James Dobson earlier this month, Sarah revealed that she found out about her husband seeking a divorce over email and said that the discovery made it feel like she "got shot."

"I found out from an email from an attorney saying that she was hired and that was on June 19, I’ll never forget it," she said. "Then, on Todd’s birthday, a week after our 31st anniversary is when he filed, yeah. Oh, yeah. It’s not easy to talk about."

Todd filed for divorce from Sarah on September 6, citing "incompatibility of temperament between the parties," but Sarah said in the interview that their 31-year marriage isn't "over, over," as they're currently "going through counseling."

They have five children together: Track, 30, Bristol, 29, Willow, 25, Piper, 18, and Trig, 11.

Willow first announced her pregnancy back in May. She and Bailey got engaged in December 2017 and tied the knot the next September. Her older sister, Bristol, is a mother of three: She has a 10-year-old son, Tripp, and two daughters named Sailor, 3, and Atlee, 2.

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PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 22: Politician and conservative activist Sarah Palin holds her son Trig Palin as she attends a rally for the Tea Party Express national tour October 22, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The tour, part of an initiative to get conservatives elected to the House and Senate, will move across country and conclude on November 1, 2010 in Concord, New Hampshire the day before the contentious mid-term elections. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin carries her one-year-old son, Trig, as she arrives at Barnes & Noble at The Villages, Florida, Tuesday, November 24, 2009. (Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 22: Politician and conservative activist Sarah Palin holds her son Trig Palin as she waves to supporters during a rally for the Tea Party Express national tour October 22, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The tour, part of an initiative to get conservatives elected to the House and Senate, will move across country and conclude on November 1, 2010 in Concord, New Hampshire the day before the contentious mid-term elections. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
NBC NEWS -- Republican Presidential Campaign -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Piper Palin, Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin and husband Todd Palin holding Trig Palin at a rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2008 -- Photo by: Sue Kroll/NBC NewsWire
NBC NEWS -- Republican Presidential Campaign -- Pictured: Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin holding son Trig Palin speaks to a crowd of supporters in Lancaster, PA on October 18, 2008 -- Photo by: Susan Kroll/NBC NewsWire
NBC NEWS -- Republican Presidential Campaign -- Pictured: Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin holds son Trig Palin while she speaks to an overflow group of supporters outside the Dover High School auditorium in Dover, NH on October 15, 2008 -- Photo by: Sue Kroll/NBC NewsWire
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 02: Sarah Palin, Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, takes her son Trig as she stands on stage with her husband Todd, and their children Bristol and Piper following a debate at the Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. The much-anticipated duel between Senator Joseph Biden and Govenor Sarah Palin produced no fatalities, or even flesh wounds. Viewers of last night's vice-presidential debate hoping for an on-air flameout by Palin were disappointed. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin carries her son Trig as she deplanes at Lambert Field airport in St Louis, Missouri on October 02, 2008. The Alaska governor will face-off with her Democratic counterpart Delaware Sen. Joe Biden at the Vice-Presidential Debate at Washington University later today. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin carries her son Trig, 5 months, as she is joined by her family during her arrival at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, Friday, September 19, 2008. Palin will rally with supporters in The Villages, near Lady Lake, Fla., on Sunday. (Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 04: Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate, holds her son Trig as she attends day four of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. Senator John McCain of Arizona, Republican presidential candidate, accepted his party's nomination during his speech tonight. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Sarah Palin, vice-presidential nominee, holds Trig, her last-born, as husband Todd looks on at the Republican National Convention 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 03, 2008. White House hopeful John McCain's vice presidential pick Sarah Palin was to made her high-stakes debut at the Republican party's convention in a pivotal speech that could make or break the Republican ticket in its battle against Democratic foe Barack Obama. AFP PHOTO / Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 03: Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and vice presidential running mate of Senator John McCain of Arizona, Republican presidential candidate, holds her son Trig after speaking on day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. The RNC will run until Sept. 4. (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Sarah Palin, US vice presidential nominee (L), holds her youngest son Trig, on stage after her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 03, 2008. AFP PHOTO Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 03: Republican U.S vice-presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin holds her son Trig Palin on stage during day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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