Bristol and Levi: The Engagement's Off!carolyncastiglia
Heads up, Kathy Griffin! Your wannabe boyfriend is back on the market.
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are taking some time away from their on-again, off-again romance. E! reports that Bristol got upset about an interview with Johnston’s ex, Briana Plum, in which Plum shared some dicey things about her relationship with Levi. Plum also apparently posted a picture of herself with Levi on Facebook, the online tool of choice for cheaters. All of this came on the heels of rumors that Levi had fathered a child with another ex, Lanesia Garcia, who vehemently denies a relationship with Levi, saying the pair haven’t talked since they broke up in 8th grade.
I think it’s safe to assume that all plans for a reality show based on the couple’s lives have been halted, but what does the split mean for their son, 19-month-old Tripp?
Life seems to be moving along normally for 19-year-old Bristol and her baby boy. TMZ made its way to Wasilla, Alaska just to snap some shots of the duo heading into Target. As a conservative, Bristol should have no qualms with spending money at the store, despite the recent to-do over their $150,000 donation to Minnesota Forward, a political group funding Republican Tom Emmer’s run for governor. (Emmer is associated with an anti-gay agenda.)
Johnston told US Weekly, who first broke the news of the engagement, that he was looking forward to spending more time with his son and being a real family. He said, “As a father, I can’t explain. I’ve missed out on a lot of his life, and I can’t get that back. But more important, I’m here now, and I’m going to make it right.” Does this sudden break-up mean that Levi will once again disappear from Tripp’s life? It’s time for Levi to discern who he wants to be as a father, regardless of whether or not he marries Bristol. A parent who moves in and out of a child’s life causes so much heartbreak. Let’s hope the couple will be able to log off Facebook long enough to devise a custody and routine visitation plan that benefits their infant son.