Are you at all surprised Levi is such a deadbeat?
Bristol Palin is taking her baby daddy Levi Johnston to court — and she’s got her eye on the estimated $105,000 he acquired in 2009 from his Playgirl shoot and his many ridiculous media appearances, TMZ is reporting. Bristol, 19, is demanding that Levi, 19, fork over $1,750 a month in back child support for their son, one-year-old baby Tripp. “I have received limited and sporadic financial assistance from Levi,” Bristol says in a statement, adding that Levi has only paid child support twice since Tripp’s birth, $3,000 on Sept. 9, 2009 and $1,400 on Dec. 19, 2009. Come on, Levi — step up and be a man!
It’s always a shame to see parents at odds, but what makes this whole situation even harder is that these two are still just 19 years old! Teenagers aren’t really equipped to be handling the pressures of parenthood and all the financial obligations that come with it. Of course that doesn’t excuse Levi’s lazy parenting, but at least we can hope he’ll mature over time.
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