When Bristol Palin, 21, heard from texting friends that the father of her son and former fiancé, Levi Johnston, is expecting another child out of wedlock with a new girlfriend, she was initially stunned.
“I said, ‘No way, shut up!’” Bristol tells In Touch. But as the young mother realized the truth, her feelings soon changed. “I think it’s a little bit of everything, and a lot of confusion,” she adds. “I’m upset about it.”
It’s understandable that the doting mother of 3-year-old Tripp would be so upset — especially since Levi, who says he’s “really excited” to be expecting a baby with girlfriend Sunny Oglesby, and he’s barely involved with his first child.
He’s seen Tripp twice in the past four months,” Bristol reveals. “He once went an entire year without seeing him at all.”
And despite Levi’s claims that the Palin family — including Bristol’s mother, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin — hinders him from visiting his son, Bristol says that her ex has always been free to see Tripp.
I wish Levi would be like, ‘Hey Bristol, can I have Tripp for the weekend?’” Bristol says. “I would be so willing and glad to do that. He continues to lie.”
But above all, Bristol’s main fear is that Tripp will be humiliated at school. “I don’t want him to go to elementary school with 10 half-siblings,” she adds. “That would really affect him. I hope that this child is raised with two parents. He needs to step up to the plate and be there,” she sighs. “I thought he had learned his lesson the first time.”