In Touch has a new interview and photospread with Bristol Palin and her son, Tripp, featuring photos from Tripp’s third birthday. Her kid is really adorable and Bristol comes across, for the most part, as down to earth and normal. She tells In Touch that she’s moved back to Alaska and is happy to work her at her old job again as a receptionist at a dermatologists’ office in Anchorage. (She had this position prior to her DWTS gig, and I’ve theorized in the past that this job is how she ended up with a new face.) Bristol was previously living in Arizona and we heard that she planned on going to the University of Arizona to study broadcasting. She told E! news that she had a boyfriend back in Alaska at the time, and I bet that’s how her college plans fell by the wayside. Maybe her college plans were just a rumor anyway.
The last we heard about Bristol was a story in the Enquirer that she was hoping for a reality show with her sister. While she denies in this interview that she’s looking for fame, she does leave the door open for some kind of show and says she would welcome the money. She also claims to be celibate and not to be having sex with her boyfriend.
The turning point, Bristol says, came last September, when – in a much-reported episode – seh was accosted at the Saddle Ranch in LA by a man who hurled nasty insults at her about her famous family. After footage of the altercation went viral, Bristol, 21, realized she was done with showbiz – and that she’d never felt totally at home in the lower 48. “I wasn’t really into the Hollywood thing,” she tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. “After that, I just realized that I was over it. I was ready to come home.”
Of course there was another big reason 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 explains. So, Bristol and Tripp headed back to Wasilla and temporarily moved into the apartment under her mom’s TV studio on their property…
Though Bristol has the full support of her family, she’s still getting zero help from Tripp’s father, Levi Johnston, who she often sees driving around town in his truck. “He’s not using his visitation and he’s not paying his child support,” Bristol reports.
Without Levi’s help, and to make ends meet, Bristol is back behind the reception desk at a dermatologist’s office in Anchorage, which can be a three-hour community in bad weather…
“This is what’s normal for me,” she says. “I’m lucky to have a great boss, and I feel really blessed that they were willing to rehire me…”
She says her days as a motivational speaker and TV star are temporarily on hold, though she still has to finish shooting the reality series she’s co-starring in with DWTS pal Kyle Massey. “I think they’re going to come up here and film in January,” she reveals, “but I don’t know the title or the network. Truthfully, I’m not interested in those type of projects, but if it’s going to mean financial security for Tripp, I’ll do it…”
Bristol’s been dating a local pipe-fitter named Giancinto “Gino” Paoletti, 21, on and off for three years. “He’s awesome with Tripp,” she says. “It’s nice to have someone who’s happy to help with him.” Though the two are smitten, Bristol still insists she won’t have sex again until she’s married. “People don’t believe me but it’s true. I’ve gone through hell with guys, so it’s pretty easy.”
[From In Touch, print edition, January 19, 2012]
If Bristol is celibate that’s her business and I don’t want to hear about it. The fact that she’s so vocal about it makes me wonder if it’s true. Remember how she tried to claim that she was blackout drunk when she lost her virginity to Levi? Then when people tried to call her out on still sleeping with him afterwards she couldn’t explain it.
Either way, what’s the point of claiming to not sleep with her boyfriend? I get that Bristol’s family is super conservative and that there’s a portion of the population that believes sex should be saved for marriage. She’s probably hoping to land some more paid speaking gigs talking about celibacy.
Bristol is shown on 4/30/11 at the White House Correspondents dinner, credit: Barcroft/Fame Pictures. She’s also shown out in LA on 8/18/11. Credit: PCNPhotos.
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