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Levi Johnston

So I Guess Everything’s All Better in the Palin Household

Us Weekly reports that — wait for it, wait for it — Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin are engaged. Again!

Bristol and Levi, 20 — who famously called off their previous engagement two weeks after welcoming son Tripp in December 2008 — tell Us Weekly they reconnected three months ago while working out a custody plan for their 18-month-old son.

“I really thought we were over,” Levi tells Us Weekly. “So when I went, I had no hope. I think we both just started talking — and then we took Tripp for a walk.”

Says Bristol, “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’ … I was in shock.”

And it’s funny, too, since Levi just released a statement as to how “sorry” he was to Sarah Palin and family for his prior indiscretions. Good timing, Lee. Good-assed timing. But not a good-assed reveal, because I’m gathering from the interview that the couple spoke to Us before they let Sarah know:

Says Bristol, “It is intimidating and scary just to think about what her reaction is going to be. Hopefully she will jump on board.”

Oh, snap, Bristol. Looks like you’re gonna be cut out of the political suicide family inheritance this time. No, but really. These two are just kids.  Kids! We can expect that they’ve made mistakes in their past (I’m lookin’ at you Mr. Playgirl Playmate), and I’m sure they’re trying to rectify whatever personal damage was done between the two of them (and Sarah Palin … and the media … and the eyes that saw Levi Johnston’s johnson), so I really think we should back off these guys, give them a little room and see what they can do.  They just better remember that they’re not the only ones at stake, here: there’s an adorable little baby involved, too, and that child doesn’t need the drama that having kids at a very young age can stir up.

What do you guys think? Will this little family be left alone, or do you think that Palin’s supporters are going to try and sabotage this reunion at any cost?

Bristol Palin Has Got, Like, Bills to Pay

photo of bristol palin's photo shoot for harper's bazaar

The teenage-mom-ed Palin sits down with Harper’s Bazaar for their June issue and covers pretty much every topic from being a teenage mom, working full-time to support her two-person family and why, in fact, her two-person family isn’t a three-person family.

On Playgirl posing Levi Johnston and dating other guys:

“I just ignore it. He is a stranger to me,” she says, visibly rattled by the mention of Johnston’s name, though she refrains from saying more. “I don’t want to get into it. It’s just dirty laundry.” She is not seeing anyone at the moment: “I’m in no rush. One day I’ll find a nice guy.”

On her supposed lack of money to do, well … anything:

“I don’t ever have time for friends or anything like that,” she sighs. “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’.”

On finding out she was pregnant:

“It was kind of humiliating,” she sighs as she clears boxes of pizza and bowls of Doritos and Skittles. “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 … I remember sitting on the couch with one of my best friends and Levi, and I just couldn’t spit it out. I was like, ‘Mom, Mom.’ I was bawling my eyes out. She was like, ‘What’s wrong?’ And I was like, ‘I’m pregnant.’ And she was like” — Bristol stops and mimics a gasp — “Oh my God. Holy crap. But once that part was over with and Tripp was here, it was just like, this baby is a blessing.”

On her maternal-ness and domesticity:

“I know I’ll be a hockey mom.”

On her future as a businesswoman:

“I want to pursue the opportunities I have now. I want to do public speaking and cause campaigning. I want to write a book.” (Before interviews, her mother advises, “Just smile, be positive, be confident.”)

And naturally, her non-predilection for President Obama’s administration and how things would be oh-so much better if her mom, Sarah Palin, had been voted in:

“I think he is making more Americans become dependent on government, and he’s acting like government can and should take care of everyone. That is completely contrary to what made America a great nation. We should be expected to take responsibility for ourselves.”

So, now that she’s a big girl and on her own, what do you think of Bristol Palin?