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Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston: Romance Rekindled or Just 'Co-Parents'?

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The age-old story of unbridled teen angst and lust leading to a baby out of wedlock was never more pronounced than in the saga of Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston, and their love child, Tripp Johnston.

But more than a year after Palin and Johnston publicly broke off their engagement, and after a series of nastygrams sent back and forth between Johnston and Grandma Palin, there is a new twist in the made-for-television drama: Palin and Johnston might be back together!

"Levi and me are co-parents of Tripp and we are actively working on being good parents together," Palin told yesterday. (Ed. Note: "Levi and I," Bristol, "Levi and I!")

"Co-parents" may be a bit of an understatement in this case, as an unnamed source close to Palin, 19, told Us Weekly that they are "still very close" and "Levi even stays overnight. I even think they are back together."

Now that Palin even has her own condo in Anchorage, the source implied she was free to spend more time with her ex.

But lest imaginations run rampant at the thought of a Palin/Johnston sleepover, fear not: Palin told Oprah Winfrey that she would not have sex ever, ever, again (until she's married) and was featured on a public service announcement promoting teen abstinence. Meanwhile, Johnston posed naked for Playgirl.

The revelation that the estranged couple may have made amends comes only a month after Palin claimed in a Harper's Bazaar article that Johnston was "a stranger" to her and saying she didn't want to get into what was "just dirty laundry."

Recently, the tone has changed.

"Levi and I are turning a new page here as co-parents to this wonderful boy and putting aside the past because doing so is in Tripp's best interest," Palin told ABC's Good Morning America.
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I'm with Nicole and Harvey. I'm really tired of hearing about this.

June 17 2010 at 12:44 AM Report abuse +10 rate up rate down Reply

From what I have seen of this Levi Johnson guy, I wouldn't want him around me, much less my child. Sad how the mostly liberal media has to write about a child of Sarah Palin just because they hate SArah Palin so much, you don't see stories about Joe Biden's 28 year old daughter being filmed snorting cocaine,do you ?

June 16 2010 at 11:23 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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WD Simmons

What was written in the article that was so awful about Bristol Palin. The liberal media does not hate Srah Plain any more than the conservative media hate Barack Obama.

June 16 2010 at 11:51 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply

Is anyone else sick of hearing about these people? I know I am. This sort of thing happens to plenty of couples who are unmarried and have children, yet I don't see headlines about them. Why is Bristol's case so special? Because her Mommy is a politician? Spare me. Next they'll be giving her a reality show like that repulsive Octomom.

June 16 2010 at 11:16 PM Report abuse +10 rate up rate down Reply

Who really cares? Come on, America! Don't we have more important things to be concerned about....unemployment, healthcare, cost of living, discrimination....than to be so interested in the private lives of people, especially people who claim to be so religious and right-wing in their pratices, but whose lives say otherwise?! Get a grip! Would you appreciate people digging into everything about your private life? After all, there is a reason it is called a "private life".

June 16 2010 at 11:13 PM Report abuse +14 rate up rate down Reply

They were two children doing what they should have waited to do when they grew up. Maybe now they will begin to grow up and live happily ever after. THEY are NONE of OUR business!!!!!

June 16 2010 at 11:03 PM Report abuse +10 rate up rate down Reply
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I agree

June 17 2010 at 12:57 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I can't imagine why anyone would not wish them the best. This handsome couple has always been better off and happier WITH each other than apart, and perhaps with mom spending all her time in the lower 48 they'll have a chance at happiness without being in a "fishbowl".

June 16 2010 at 10:52 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Can't anyone else see a Reality TV show deal here? These people would do anything for a headline and the almighty dollar so why not pretend to be together! Gotcha!!

June 16 2010 at 10:47 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

good for them! regardless of what they're doing. they have to deal with a lot of silly gossip articles because of the politicos vs Palin.

June 16 2010 at 10:33 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Leave them alone........their "15 minutes of fame" are over with.

June 16 2010 at 10:05 PM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply

Good for them, the best to the young couple. Their relationship with their ups and downs is alot healthier than Tiger Woods or other hollywood types so media why don't you leave them alone

June 16 2010 at 9:53 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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