Sarah Palin Issues Statement On The Engagement Of Bristol Palin And Levi Johnston
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston say they’ll get married in six weeks, which is quite shocking considering they most recently have been fighting about child support and about Johnston’s critical comments about Bristol’s family.
Earlier this month, Johnston, 20, acknowledged telling lies about the Palin family after he and Bristol broke up last year. He says he’s apologized.
After the young couple broke up in late 2008, shortly after the birth of their son, Johnston gave a series of interviews criticizing the Palin family, maligning Sarah Palin’s parenting skills and saying she wanted to adopt his child so people wouldn’t know her daughter was pregnant.
He also posed on the February cover of Playgirl magazine sporting nothing but a sultry gaze.
Johnston told People magazine he was “unhappy and a little angry” after breaking up with his former fiancee. He said that against his better judgment, he said things about the Palins that “were not completely true.”
Sarah Palin has issued this statement:
“Bristol, at 19, is now a young adult. As parents we obviously want what is best for our children, but Bristol is ultimately in charge of determining what is best for her and her beautiful son.
Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.
We pray that, as a couple, Bristol and Levi’s relationship matures into one that will allow Tripp to grow up graced with two loving parents in his life”
– The Palin Family