Bristol Palin Confesses: Why I'm Friends With 'Teen Mom' Maci Bookout!

Mon, February 7, 2011 9:05pm EST by 8 Comments

Bristol Palin gave an exclusive interview and tour of her new Arizona house to E News! And we have all the details!

Bristol Palin — formerly of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and a new Maricopa, Arizona resident — spoke to E! News Feb. 7, and she pretty much hit all of the recent talking points in her public life. One of the biggest things she touched upon is her recent friendship with MTV’s Teen Mom, Maci Bookout!

Bristol, 20, told host Giuliana Rancic, “When you are having babies at my age, you can’t really connect with the same friends you had. But I do have a friend that had a baby a few months after I had Tripp. So we’ve become really close friends because of that. Yes, it’s Maci! She’s become a really good friend.”

Bristol also opened up about her new boyfriend, Gino Paoletti. “We’ve been friends for a really long time, he is just a good guy, he is Christan, we have a lot in common,” she said.

But don’t worry, the couple isn’t moving as fast as she did with her ex, Levi Johnston. After all, Bristol’s new home is in Arizona, and Gino is keeping residence in Alaska. She explained, “We are taking it really slow, we are not in a rush, where i was with Levi.”

And the Levi talk, of course, didn’t end there. Bristol revealed when her son, Tripp, wants to see daddy, she will take him home to Alaska. “I would love Levi to be part of his life, but I know with Levi’s lifestyle right now its pretty hard for him to see Trip right now,” she said.

Over all, we though Bristol seemed poised and mature during the house tour. We can’t believe how far she’s come in the last couple  years!

Jessica Finn