Bristol Palin Confirms She Has A New Boyfriend And Says She's 'Thrilled'!

Mon, January 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT by 3 Comments

Bristol finally goes public with her new man as she tries to convince Levi Johnston to give up his parental rights

Bristol Palin has been starting a new life for herself in Arizona with her baby Tripp and their big new house. Until now, she’s stayed completely mum on boyfriend Gino Paoletti, a 20-year-old Alaskan pipeline worker. But on Jan. 21 she spilled the beans on her new relationship!

Bristol talked to KWHL’s The Bob & Mark Show last Friday and when they first about her rumored new beau, she got upset. “Are you guys getting personal with me, really?” she asked. But then they suggested she say something along the lines of “Yeah, you know what, I’m seeing a guy and he’s really great and Tripp loves him and we’re having a really good time and we’re really good friends.”

Bristol cheered up a little and responded, “Yeah, we can go with that. I’m thrilled. I love the town that I live in. I love my house. Tripp’s happy; he’s healthy.”

And although she’s happy with her new man, and new life in Arizona, she’s still trying to get Levi to give her full parental rights to Tripp. “Yeah, I’ve asked Levi to do it many different times, just get it out of the way, just sign over his parental rights, but I don’t know if he will or if he wants to right now,” confessed Bristol, who added Levi’s only seen Tripp three or four times since her Dancing with the Stars stint ended.

What do you guys think of Bristol starting to open up about her relationship? Should she speak more about Gino or just keep her personal life private? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

–Lorena O’Neil