Bristol Palin has caught a lot of flak over the years for her personal choices. She became pregnant as a teen (right in the middle of mom Sarah‘s bid for vice-president) and became a spokesperson for teen abstinence, a move some called hypocritical. She’s been criticized for making a career out of her fame via her appearance on Dancing With the Stars and her reality show, Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp.
But her most recent act will undoubtedly earn her some praise from even her toughest critics. Yesterday, Levi Johnston – her ex and the dad of her son, Tripp – became a second-time dad with the birth of his daughter, Breeze Beretta. The mom is his new girlfriend, Sunny Oglesby.
Bristol would have had every reason either to make a snide comment at the news or else ignore it completely. After all, she and Levi have been sniping at each other off and on for the last few years, and he reportedly hasn’t paid child support for Tripp in ages.
Instead, she chose to be the bigger person and focus on the important thing: the birth of a new life. Bristol sent an email to E! News saying, “Sent them some flowers today when I heard the news! Wish them the best, Tripp will be excited to hold her! ”Is this the beginning of a lasting truce between the couple? Maybe – and maybe not. Last month, Levi was so horrified over an episode of Life’s a Tripp that he announced plans to file for sole custody of his son. If he follows through, Bristol won’t be so conciliatory.
Bristol’s timing is also rather neat. As she prepares to compete on the All-Stars version of DWTS, a little good publicity couldn’t hurt.
But her act was still a generous one – and in these contentious times, maybe we should just be grateful for any and all little kindnesses we see every day.
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