Bristol Palin, 21, had a life-changing experience on Dancing With the Stars, but she quickly realized life in the spotlight wasn’t all glitz and glamor.
The turning point came last September, when she was harassed at the Saddle Ranch in Los Angeles by a man who hurled nasty insults at her about her famous family, In Touch reports. She soon realized she was done with showbiz and living in Tinseltown. “I wasn’t really into the Hollywood thing,” she says. “After that, I just realized that I was over it. I was ready to come home.”
Bristol wanted to move back to Alaska for the sake of her 3-year-old son Tripp. “He’s going to be starting preschool soon, so we needed to settle into a routine,” she says. “When we’re here, Tripp is outside all the time… his cheeks are always bright red!”
Bristol and Tripp headed back to Wasilla and temporarily moved into the apartment under her mom’s TV studio on their property. “It’s great having Bristol here,” Sarah Palin tells the magazine. “She makes good decisions, and she’s always thinking long-term about her and Tripp’s future.”
Though Bristol has the full support of her family, she’s still getting no help from Tripp’s father, former fiancé Levi Johnston, whom she often sees driving around town in his truck. “He’s not using his visitation, and he’s not paying his child support,” Bristol says.