According to a new report, the real reason Levi Johnston is an absentee father is that baby mother Bristol Palin denied him access as punishment for turning down a paid cameo on her new reality show, Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp.
Johnston’s fiancee Sunny Oglesby, with whom he’s expecting a girl named after his favourite gun, tells Star Magazine that Palin is the reason Tripp, 3, has no father in his life at the moment: “Levi saw Tripp twice in January and, shortly after that, Bristol’s people offered him about $10,000 to appear on one episode. It’s clear they thought it would boost the ratings, but Levi wants nothing to do with her show. Bristol got so angry after he refused that she hasn’t let Levi see or talk to Tripp since. She’s ignored Levi’s pleas to see his son. It got to the point where she simply changed her number.”
Oglesby also says Johnston is working to pay $20,000 in back child support for his son. Although a recent report suggests Johnston is broke living with his mother.
Despite the sunny title of her new Lifetime reality show, Life’s a Tripp, Bristol Palin tells In Touch in the new issue that life as a teen mom is anything but a walk in the park.
So hard, in fact, that Bristol, now 21, is determined to walk down the aisle before even contemplating having another child. “Gino and I are going to wait until marriage,” she tells In Touch of her pipeline worker boyfriend, Giacinto “Gino” Paoletti, also 21. “I’m doing what’s best for me. It’s between me and God, and I know it’s right.”
“My sister Willow is 17, and when I was her age, I was eight months pregnant, and I look at her and I think, ‘Holy cow, I was just a baby!’ I don’t care what your background is, it’s so hard.”
Though Bristol’s quick to point out that she wouldn’t trade her son, Tripp, now 3, for all the wildlife in Wasilla, “I have the cutest kid in the world,” she beams.
She’s determined to use her fame to inspire other teens to make different choices. “Since I have this platform, I want to use it for good,” [she] tells In Touch. “I want to let girls know that this isn’t ideal, this isn’t fun, this isn’t easy.” – via In Touch Weekly Magazine.