After weathering scrutiny as a pregnant teenager during her mother’s vice-presidential campaign, Bristol Palin is now creating her own path as an independent single mother. Harper’s Bazaar captures an intimate family scene with Bristol and her 1-year-old son Tripp in a charming tea party-themed fashion spread. The 19-year-old single mom talks about her ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston and how she supports herself and her young son.
On being pregnant during her mother’s 2008 presidential campaign: “It’s not like we all sat down and were like, ‘Alright, here’s the birds and the bees.’ Truly, my parents just assumed that I wasn’t doing anything. And it was a shock for us all. It was kind of humiliating. . .Great, I’m 17 years old, I’m 40 pounds overweight with a big belly on me, all my friends are at school watching this on the news. This kind of sucks.”
On ex Levi Johnston: “I just ignore it. He is a stranger to me. I don’t want to get into it. It’s just dirty laundry.”
On supporting herself and Tripp: “I’m on my own. I’m really proud of it. I’m a hard worker. I don’t have time for friends or anything like that. It’s just like, Right, crap, there is a hockey game tonight that I want to go to but I can’t. Or, I do have to go to work today, because I’ve got bills to pay.”View Slideshow »»