Bristol Palin hasn’t seen Levi’s Playgirl spread: “that’s Levi’s old life”

NEW YORK - MAY 05: Bristol Palin attends The Candie's Foundation Event To Prevent at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 5, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
It was all of seven months ago that Levi Johnston’s pathetic shoot for Playgirl came out. He didn’t show the full monty, and instead revealed the depths to which he’d sunk in pursuit of a level of fame he was in no way talented, witty, attractive or intelligent enough to deserve. So he resorted to talking smack about the Palin family, and that earned him some talkshow coverage for a while. Now he’s back with the mother of his child, Bristol Palin, with a semi-shocking US Weekly cover announcing their engagement. How did Bristol forgive the man who tried to make a living out of posing naked and waging a public feud with her mother, you ask? Well, she just forgot all about it and pushed it aside as something Levi did in his long forgotten past less than a year ago.

Yesterday we covered some advance details from Bristol and Levi’s US Weekly interview. I had the chance to read the full piece and the details were correct: Bristol and Levi want to get married soon (the 4-6 week timeline was an added detail from US Weekly’s editor and only given on the Today Show) but they swear they’re not having sex yet and that it won’t be a shotgun wedding. Only in the interview, Bristol’s assurances that she’s not pregnant don’t sound that convincing.

We’ve also heard that mom Sarah Palin did not know about Bristol and Levi’s engagement while they were busy selling their story of rekindled love to US Weekly. Bristol tells the magazine that she really hopes her mom will see it in her heart to attend the wedding. I can understand why Sarah wouldn’t be quick to sign off on Bristol and Levi’s reconciliation. Unlike Bristol, she probably doesn’t consider seven months ago to be a lifetime. Here’s more from the interview, including the detail that Levi pronounced his love for Bristol right after she got a condo in Anchorage, and that they’ve been keeping their relationship secret for three months:

On how they rekindled their relationship
Bristol: Three months ago, we met to talk about a custody arrangement. It was the first time Levi had seen my new condo. [In Anchorage].
Levi: I thought about being with her all the time, but I really thought we were over. So when I went, I had no hope. I think we both just started talking – and then we took Trip for a walk.
Bristol [to Levi]: Remember, I made fun of you.
Levi: For the whole walk, she made fun of my straight-legged jeans and my hair. It was nice. I don’t think we’d laughed in a year and a half.
Bristol: We’d only seen each other two dozen times, just meeting in a parking lot to drop off Tripp. This time, it was just us. When he left that night, we didn’t hug or kiss, but I was thinking how different it was. He texted me: “I miss you. I love you. I want to be with you again.”
Levi: I really did miss her. I do love her.
Bristol: I was in shock. I was like, “I miss you too.” The next day, we started hanging out and, literally, we have hung out every day since.

On whether they’re abstinent before marriage
Bristol: Yeah. It’s something Levi is going to have to understand. We are not having sex and I don’t want to live together until we are married, so he has that hard commute from Wasilla to Anchorage. [45 minutes by car]

Q: So you’re not pregnant?
Bristol: No. I’m sure people will take a picture of me with my stomach out and say we have to rush into marriage because I’m pregnant. That has nothing to do with this.

On how she forgave him
Bristol: Just with all his apologizing. I do think we’ll see a marriage counselor. But at some point, I just have to trust him.
Levi: That part of my life is over. I’m never going to say anything bad about her or her family. And I will never leave her.

On whether she’s seen Levi’s Playgirl shoot
Bristol: No, I don’t want to. That’s Levi’s old life. I don’t want anything to do with that.
Levi: I’m almost out of the limelight, and I don’t want to do anything like that again. I want to get my GED and be an electrician. I love my old life. Now I have my beautiful fiance and son back.

On telling Bristol’s mom, Sarah Palin
Bristol: I love my mom more than anything. I pray she’ll attend our wedding. When she accepts this, it’ll be awesome. Till then, we are on our own.

[From US Magazine, print edition, July 26, 2010]

Overall Bristol sounds incredibly naive. All Levi had to do was send her a sweet text message and show up a few times after not being around to help with the baby for over a year and she completely forgave him. (She confirms in the article that “[Levi] saw Tripp every few months” after their breakup.) He’s also shown his character with multiple interviews trashing her mother, but supposedly he’s a changed man now and it sounds like he’s been promising her the moon. I remember my first love well and I understand how it’s wonderful and all-encompassing, but that’s why you’re supposed to wait to commit your life to someone. Those feelings fade and you’re left with hard work to do together. Levi is in no way mature enough to be a husband at this point, and Bristol’s mom knows this. Bristol is foolish to marry the guy and while I really don’t care for her, I hope she gets a prenup.

Oh and I just want to mention that People Magazine is also touting an “exclusive” interview with Bristol Palin this month. She assures them that she’s responsible, not dumb, and pays her own way. They include the detail that she works as an office manager for a dermatologist (Is it the same one who does her mom’s Botox?) and that Tripp goes to a sitter during the day. She really fudges the truth with People and doesn’t even admit that she’s back with Levi, saying “We’re not totally back together, but I’m not ruling it out.” Maybe if People would have ponied up the cash and offered Bristol and Levi the cover they would have squeezed the full story out of her.

NEW YORK - MAY 05: Bristol Palin attends' The Harsh Truth: Teen Moms Tell All' Town Hall Meeting sponsored by The Candie's Foundation at Lighthouse International Conference Center on May 5, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11:  Levi Johnston   speaks at the 2009 Fleshbot Awards at The Box on November 11, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 18:  Levi Johnston attends the GQ 'Men Of The Year' party held at Chateau Marmont on November 18, 2009 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for GQ)

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  1. GatsbyGal says:

    Oh, you KNOW she’s totally seen it. There’s just no way on earth.

    Then again, it does seem like she has a habit of pushing away unsavory information and living in complete and utter denial, soooo…

  2. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I LOLed really hard at “I want to get my GED and be a electrician.” IDK why, it hadn’t occurred to me he hadn’t graduated from high school. I don’t really know to much about their relationship, I don’t know how long they dated before hand but Bristol was sooo happy in that video with Levi. They looked so happy together. I really hope they can make their relationship work. I always feel bad for kids who are born into broken relationships. It would be good for their son. Levi seems to come from a crazy life with his mom and sister, I get the feeling Bristol was what helped him get through the hard times. I just hope they make it. Young love…so cute.

  3. Sumodo1 says:

    Bristol has that “head-in-the-sand and proud of it!” attitude from her mother. You betcha!

  4. lmae says:

    Has he seen her on the crappy ABC Family show? Because she may be a zombie (BRAAAIIIINS!).

  5. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Being an electrician is a much more honest occupation that what his mother-in-law does for a living.

  6. Cirque28 says:

    “But at some point, I just have to trust him.”

    Yeah, but why NOW, instead of after a year or two of him actually being trustworthy?

    “That’s Levi’s old life.”

    Sure it is, honey. He’s a whole new man.

  7. LindyLou says:

    I would bet money that she is pregnant. I don’t care how much she is denying it. Bun in the oven!! 🙂

  8. andrea says:

    ok, im taking bets on:

    1. the date they file for divorce
    2. the amount they each get for their “exculsive” post-marriage interviews, hers all sanctimonious and his all sellout famewhorey

  9. lucy2 says:

    “I’m almost out of the limelight, and I don’t want to do anything like that again”…he says in an exclusive with US Weekly.

    I’m starting to feel sorry for her, because she’s clearly very naive and way too trusting. He tried to be famous and failed, so he went crawling back, and she bought it, and now he’ll probably sponge off of whatever she’s got going on for herself.

  10. bellaluna says:

    She is so going to have one of those full-term premature babies after about 7 months of marriage.

    She’s probably going to end up being the one who works while he “goes to school”; that, or she’ll quit whatever it is (I hate to use the word “work” for fame-whores) she’s doing to stay home with the kids.

  11. a says:

    how old do you have to be in old to have an “old” life and current one?

  12. Ron says:

    I know what she’s saying, I am totally over my old life of 6 MONTHS AGO. At least the Palin’s are consistent, they’re all really stupid.

  13. mimi says:

    I feel sorry for Bristol. She comes across as a really naive, trusting girl. I’ve also sensed there’s tension between her and her mother in interviews. For her to take Levi back so soon after all he’s done “in his old life” shows how lonely and desperate she feels. I hope I’m wrong, but I see major heartbreak in this girl’s future.

  14. original kate says:

    these two are dumber than a bag of hammers. dang.

  15. Kim says:

    She’s really porked up, hasn’t she? Fat little face now.

  16. denise says:

    Levi’s old life??? Was’nt that just a few months ago?

    And she is turning into quite the little porker.

  17. Cinderella says:

    Ex sex three months ago?

    I bet that EPT plus sign was glowing in the dark.

  18. denise says:

    @ Sumodo


  19. El Predicto says:

    TMZ is reporting that these two famehounds are shopping a “reality series” to multiple networks…

    Death by cable dumbness!

  20. jen says:

    He should had stayed with his LOVER miss Kathy Griffin!

  21. annaloo says:

    Girl, you are as dumb as your mama…

  22. daisyfly says:

    Oh, she’s pregnant all right. And that baby’s gonna be named Trap.

  23. Mistral says:

    Well, I believe that people can change (for better and for worse). Nothing wrong with forgiving someone you love. So, good luck to these two kids. I hope it works out for them and their little family— and that they can fade into blissful obscurity and lead normal lives.

  24. Raven says:

    Oh, rats! I misread and thought she was the one who was going to get a GED and become an electrician.

  25. Jacqueline says:

    Im going to say it. I used to hear reports of him barely making chld support payments so I think he’s only marrying her to stay afloat.

  26. lucy2 says:

    I know, Jacqueline – part of me thinks that now that she’s making money and has a nice place, suddenly he’s interested again. Plus together they can get a lot more attention than he can on his own, so…
    For the record, and for their kid’s sake, I hope that’s not the case, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

  27. Wresa says:

    “Overall Bristol sounds incredibly naive.”

    Omg, SERIOUSLY. The silly girl could do so much better (think of her mom’s connections)-and Levi knows that. Too bad she doesn’t take her son and move to D.C. It might do her good to see life beyond the small town. I’ll bet Levi is the biggest catch in Anchorage–and that isn’t saying much.

    That said, I do think they could be a cute family, if all of this was genuine! But even if this was a personal friend, I would tell her “something in the milk ain’t clean”

  28. Jillian says:

    @ Daisyfly- LMAO. Trap- that’s a good one!

  29. missmilly says:

    I love when you are so young that like 6 months ago is “when I was little, when I was younger, that was in the past”…um…all I can say is life is tough and I hope they make it…sigh