Bristol Palin confides that telling her mom she was having a baby was the toughest thing she’s ever done!
Discovering she was going to be a teenage mom was a pretty big problem for Bristol Palin – but even more difficult was breaking the news to her mom, former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin.
“I knew I was strong enough to do this by myself and to be a parent, and I knew that with my religious background, so it was no adoption or abortion for me. There was no decision. I wanted that baby,” she said of son Tripp, now 1 ½ years old.
Another difficult task in the single mom’s life? Learning to act! Bristol, who is guest starring on the July 5 episode of The Secret Life of an American Teenager, says of her role, “I was definitely nervous [shooting my scenes]. This is intimidating. I had a great time. But I wasn’t that prepared because I started practicing the lines the morning of the shoot. I don’t think I want to do more acting. I don’t think acting is my niche. I don’t want to be an actress.”
To be fair, Bristol isn’t really ACTING in her role on the ABC Family show: her storyline involves a pregnant 17-year-old! “I just thought it was a good fit,” she said.