If you were waiting for the big wedding this summer, I have bad news. In the least surprising news of the year to date, E! Online reports that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have broken up:
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are both single parents now.
The young couple, who welcomed son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston two months ago, have gone their separate ways.
Rumors had been swirling, and Johnston, 19, finally confirmed Wednesday that they have been broken up for a while.
After being thrust into the national spotlight last summer, Johnston and Palin, the eldest daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, had said they were planning to marry this summer after she finished high school.
They have been broken up for a while? I wonder if the break up date was November 5, 2008, once they no longer needed to stick together for the sake appearances before the election.
Update: Radar on Line has more:
Sarah Palin‘s 18-year-old daughter Bristol has reportedly broken off her engagement with Levi Johnston, the father of her 2-month-old son Tripp. It’s surprising because in an interview just last month with FOX’s Gretta Van Susteren, Bristol said the 19-year-old Levi is a hands-on dad and that they planned on marrying after finishing their education.
But in a new interview with Star Magazine, Levi’s sister Mercede Johnston says Bristol actually broke up with Levi more than a month ago, is not attending school and rarely lets her baby daddy see their young son. Mercede also says Bristol even told him that she hates him and, when she learned she was pregnant, wished the baby wasn’t his.
Mercede told Star: “Bristol’s just crazy. That’s the nicest way I can put it. She and Levi actually broke up a while ago!”
Apparently, Levi is also far from being a hands-on dad. 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 treats him so badly!”
Star Magazine adds:
The worst part, Mercede continues, is that the former vice presidential candidate supports Bristol’s treatment of Levi, 19. “I used to love Sarah,” Mercede says sadly. “But I’ve lost lots of respect for her.”