It seems like the romance of Bristol Palin and her self proclaimed "redneck" baby daddy Levi Johnston is over. Their relationship was put into overdrive as a hot topic during Sarah Palin's political campaign for Vice President. The shotgun was loaded and the teenage couple's wedding engagement was announced. It looks like the pair stayed together long enough for their baby photo paycheck to clear.
Good Morning America went to rural Alaska and cornered a 19-year-old high school dropout in his truck to ask him about his relationship with the girl he knocked up. Journalism!
The dropout is Levi Johnston, who attended 2008's Republican National Convention as a celebrated guest-of-honor, feted for his ability to accidentally impregnate the teenage daughter of the party's Vice Presidential candidate and that daughter's happy willingness to have the child and, we were all promised, marry the boy, hopefully by November.
That didn't work out, thank god. Bristol Palin's life had probably been ruined enough for one year. The GOP lost, the Palins went back to Alaska, and Levi and Bristol broke up, because they really had nothing in common besides hot animal high school lust.
And Sarah Palin lied about them a couple more times, but other than that, no one cared anymore. Until Levi's sister Mercede started blogging about it on the MySpace, which led to tabloid coverage, which led to an AP interview, which led to ABC's camera crew tracking down Levi and staging this odd interview. [GAWKER]
When Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin confirmed that her teenage daughter, Bristol, and boyfriend Levi Johnston were expecting a baby, the celebrity weeklies knew that the first photos of the Palin-Johnston baby would incite a bidding war. Baby Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, born Dec. 28, proved those editors right. According to one source, bidding for the baby photos began at $100,000. People won out in the end, but In Touch was the only other weekly to make serious bids, according to several sources involved in the process. The price didn't soar immediately, according to the sources, because Sarah Palin stories just didn’t sell all that well for the weeklies on newsstands. [MSNBC]
The teen romance that prompted a pregnant pause in Sarah Palin's bid to become U.S. Vice President is reportedly over.
Bristol Palin and fiancé Levi Johnston have broken up after she referred to his family as "white trash," the hockey-playing hunk's sister dished to Star magazine.
Mercede Johnston says the 18-year-old daughter of Alaska's Republican governor dumped her brother, Levi, an out-of-work high school drop out.
And she said Bristol Palin, who took her beau to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., has made it tough for him to spend time with his 2-month-old son, Tripp.
"Levi tries to visit Tripp every single day, but Bristol makes it nearly impossible," Mercede Johnston told Star Magazine.
"She [Bristol] tells him he can't take the baby to our house because she doesn't want him around 'white trash'!" she said.
In December, Levi Johnston's mother, Sherry, was busted in an undercover drug sting and charged with six felonies involving the pain killer oxycontin.
Calls to the Johnstons and Palins were not returned Wednesday.
"Bristol won't even allow him to watch the baby for a few hours unless he's babysitting," said Mercede Johnston, whose brother was forced to quit his oil field apprenticeship in January after questions were raised about his qualifications.
The sister said Bristol Palin's demeaning attitude has been bolstered by Sarah Palin.
"I used to love Sarah," she said. "But I've lost lots of respect for her."
A source close to the couple confirmed the split to People Magazine, saying the relationship ended about two weeks ago.
"It kind of just happened," said the source. "I thought they would stick it out. But I think they can work together to raise Tripp." [NY DAILY NEWS]