Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bristol Palin splits with ‘white trash’ Levi Johnston

By Inside Track
Thursday, March 12, 2009

And from the They Said It Wouldn’t Last File: Bristol Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of former GOP veep washout Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has broken off her engagement to Levi Johnston, the father of her 2 month-old son.

Isn’t this the same Bristol Palin who told Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren last month that her fiancee was a hands-on dad to their son, Tripp, and they hoped to marry after finishing their education?

Levi’s sis Mercede Johnston told Star maggie that the couple actually split up more than a month ago. Bristol doesn’t attend school and rarely lets Levi see the baby.

“Bristol’s just crazy. That’s the nicest way I can put it,” said Mercede. “Levi tries to visit Tripp every single day, but Bristol makes it nearly impossible for him. She tells him he can’t take the baby to our house because she doesn’t want him around ’white trash,’ ” she said. “She treats him so badly.”

Bristol Palin splits with her fiance, Levi Johnston

By Rachel D’or | The Associated Press
9:33 AM EDT, March 12, 2009
WASILLA, Alaska - Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin, the teenage daughter of Gov. Sarah Palin, have broken off their engagement, he said Wednesday, about 2 1/2 months after the couple had a baby.

Johnston, 19, told The Associated Press that he and 18-year-old Bristol Palin mutually decided "a while ago" to end their relationship. He declined to elaborate as he stood outside his family's home in Wasilla, about 40 miles north of Anchorage.

He also said some details of the breakup, rumors of which had been swirling on the Internet, were inaccurate.

Bristol Palin said in a statement that she was devastated about a report on Star magazine's Web site that quoted Levi's sister, Mercede, as saying Bristol "makes it nearly impossible" to visit the teenagers' infant son, Tripp. The baby was born Dec. 27.

"Unfortunately, my family has seen many people say and do many things to 'cash in' on the Palin name," said the statement, which was issued through the governor's political action committee. "Sometimes that greed clouds good judgment and the truth."

SarahPAC spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton did not immediately respond to calls seeking further information. The governor's spokesman, Bill McAllister, declined comment.

Sarah Palin revealed her daughter's pregnancy just days after being named John McCain's running mate on the Republican presidential ticket. She had said in December that her daughter and Johnston "are committed to accomplish what millions of other young parents have accomplished, to provide a loving and secure environment for their child." In an interview that aired on Fox News last month, Bristol Palin said her fiance saw the baby every day and described him as a "hands-on" dad.

Johnston and Palin had said they were considering a summer wedding.

"We both love each other," he told the AP in October. "We both want to marry each other. And that's what we are going to do." ------ Associated Press writer Anne Sutton in Juneau contributed to this report.