Bristol and Levi - Splitting Up?
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Mercede adds that Tripp's grandmother, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, is on board with her daughter's decision to keep Johnston out of Tripp's life. "I used to love Sarah," Mercede says. "But I've lost lots of respect for her."
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Johnston's sister is being a little tough on Sarah Palin; Bristol's family has publicly pledged to stand by her, but that doesn't necessarily mean they will stand by Levi Johnston or his relatives. Parents put their own kids first, honestly, and Sarah Palin may be supporting Bristol's choice to end things with Levi because she agrees that this is best for her daughter and grandson. And in light of Sherry Johnston's recent arrest for drug dealing, she may have a point.
Bristol's views may be changing as well -- she recently told Greta Van Susteren that abstinence is "not realistic at all," which is a far cry from her mother's abstinence-only beliefs. Maybe now she's decided that she and the baby would be better off with her family, or maybe, at 18, she's just not in love with Johnston any more. Who knows?
The bottom line is this: A new baby can strain a relationship under the best of circumstances; for young, unmarried parents, this stress can be even harder to manage. We hope, for baby Tripp's sake, that Bristol and Levi can have a healthy relationship.
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