Bristol Palin continued making serious allegations against Levi Johnston today on Good Morning America. As she writes in her new book, My Life: My Journey So Far, Bristol claimed that Levi, the father of her baby, Tripp, "stole" her virginity from her after a night of underage drinking. In the interview, Bristol maintained that she's not accusing Levi of rape, but she does seem to say he took advantage of her. Watch the clip and weigh in: do you think Bristol is brave to speak up about her past?
Twenty-year-old single mother and abstinence advocate Bristol Palin has a memoir coming out this Friday, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, and in it, she shares some more sad details about her relationship with her baby daddy, Levi Johnston. These revelations include how she lost her virginity to Levi after getting drunk for the first time on a camping trip, and that she was on birth control pills when she got pregnant. But many of the horror stories revolve around Levi, including that he cheated on her "about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates," got another girl pregnant, and said, "Better be a (bleeping) boy," when she told him about the pregnancy.
This Fall, Levi will counter the Palins with his own book, Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs. But do you feel bad for Bristol after hearing more of her story?
Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs is the amusing title of Levi Johnston's new book. Levi has had a notable career as a peanut pitchman, Playgirl pinup, and self-described gay icon, but simply being the 20-year-old baby daddy of Sarah Palin's daughter qualified him for a book deal.
The book will be sold as a coming of age story, but it sounds more like a Palin tell-all. Levi said, "I want to tell the truth about my close relationship with the Palins, my sense of Sarah and my perplexing fall from grace — how I feel and what I've learned."
Levi's already dished on "Me and Mrs. Palin" in a 2009 issue of Vanity Fair, in which he painted Sarah as a bad mother and accused her of wanting to hide Bristol's pregnancy. Does he really have enough new dirt to fill a book? I have a feeling the best thing about Levi's memoir will be the title.
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"He's just obsessed with the limelight and I got played."
— Even though we thought they might be made for each other, Bristol Palin confirms that she called off her engagement to Levi Johnston for the second time. She said the last straw was "him flying to Hollywood for what he told me was to see some hunting show but come to find out it was that music video mocking my family." Does this mean no reality show . . . or sex?
- Rumor that Levi Johnston impregnated ex grows louder — Daily Beast
- Ellen DeGeneres quits American Idol — BuzzSugar
- How healthcare reform will benefit women — Washington Post
- Designers say it's harder to make plus-size clothes — New York Times
- Jennifer Aniston talks sperm banks with Jay Leno — PopSugar
- Now you can see photos of where Chelsea Clinton will hold her wedding — Gawker
- Thoughts on Time's new and graphic magazine cover — Lemondrop
- Russian spy's mug shot proves she is indeed sexy — Daily Intel
- Christina Hendricks makes newscaster speechless — The Frisky
Thankfully, few to none of us will ever boast such high-profile problems, but parents disapprove of their children's intendeds all the time. Would that break the "I do" deal for you?
After a carefully timed apology last week, Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin announced their engagement on the cover of Us Weekly.
Together they've probably spent more time in the spotlight than the reluctant mother-of-the-bride. Now with rumors of a reality show swirling — we can only hope the wedding is immortalized on it — we can look forward to more. But will they stay together? Maybe!
- Not that I'm advocating staying together just for the kids, but it's good to have a common goal.
- Bristol will probably be happier not peddling her single-mom cautionary tale for a living.
- They are a commodity! Surely, Bristol and Levi fetches more for a cover story than either alone — it also makes a story where there was none.
- I don't think they ever really didn't like each other. A look back at Levi's interviews reveals plenty of Sarah bashing but not much else. And Bristol spends most of her time bashing premarital sex.
- They can have sex. Again.
Bristol Palin to marry Levi Johnston? Sarah Palin's daughter's pregnancy garnered almost as much media attention as the former Alaskan governor's run for vice president. After a seemingly perfect (and perhaps staged engagement) and a tumultuous breakup, the young couple, now parents to 17-month-old Tripp are going to make their family official. Some people believe parents should stay together at all costs to benefit their children while others think putting off marriage makes more sense. What is your opinion?
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston look like one happy family on the cover of the new US Weekly — and they'll soon make it official. After more than a year of public back and forth and family feuding, the teen parents of baby Tripp say it feels right to get married.
While Sarah Palin might have thought something was up when Levi apologized to her last week, the couple told the magazine that she didn't know yet. And Bristol, who will soon be able to give up her abstinence pledge, was worried: "It is intimidating and scary just to think about what her reaction is going to be. Hopefully she will jump on board." I hope they told her before she saw the magazine cover! Since the news is out now, Sarah offered her support, I think, saying: "Bristol at 19 is now a young adult. We obviously want what's best for our children."