Sarah Palin: Do not roll your eyes. Think about it: You and Todd as the Palin parents have been battling and belittling the Johnston family virtually since you found out that your daughter was pregnant at the age of 17.
Yes, you made a good show of welcoming Levi into your family when you had to make the shocking announcement that your daughter was not able to live up to your chastity standards, and you were running for vice president. You spent some of your $150,000 wardrobe allowance on dressing Levi up for the campaign trail. But once you lost the election and were back to living day to day life in the governer’s mansion. You clearly were not happy to be associated with the son of an accused and now convicted drug dealer, who is currently serving three years in an Alaska jail for possession with intent to deliver the painkiller OxyContin.
In a modern day version of the Montagues and Capulets, the mudslinging and more began.
After the birth of baby Tripp, now 18 months, both Levi’s mother Sherry and sister Mercede appeared on the Tyra Banks Show complaining that they were only allowed to see the baby once a month and claimed their relationship with the Palins was a “nightmare.”
The Palins swiped back in a public statement that, “We’re dissapointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distorting of their relationship.”
Not surprisingly for teen lovers, as in Romeo and Juliet, Levi and Bristolwere split apart and went their separate ways: Levi into the arms of Playgirl where he posed nude, and Vanity Fair where he accused Sarah of trying to keep Bristol’s pregnancy quiet by trying to “adopt” their baby and “pretend it was her own.” He claimed Sarah and Todd didn’t sleep together and planned to divorce, and that Sarah neglected her younger daughters, Willow, now age 13 and Piper, now age 9, leaving Bristol in charge of helping them with their homework while Levi cooked for them.
Nasty stuff, but at least he didn’t haul off and kill any of her cousins like misguided Romeo did.
Well, well. True love CANNOT be destroyed and true lovers CAN’T be kept apart. Romeo and Juliet may have had to resort to mutual suicide to stay together. But luckily Bristol, now 19, and Levi, now 20, have only had to sneak around her condo in Anchorage since they got back together romantically about three months ago.
Watch Bonnie talk about the lovebirds!
Apparently, Levi realized he missed Bristol, loved her, and re-asked Bristol to marry him and presented her with a ring. They pair have been living together, say their neighbors, according to RadarOnline, and like the Capulets, Sarah and Todd Palin were the last to learn.
“They have been on high alert in case Sarah stops by to see Tripp,” a neighbor told Radar. “As soon as they hear her car, Levi escapes out the back door and waits for a text from Bristol to tell him the coast is clear.”
Not only that, Sarah and Todd only found out about their daughter’s engagement when she and Levi appeared July 14, on the cover of Us Weekly announcing it.
A little dysfunctional or what? So is Bristol afraid of her mom, angry at her for splitting her and Levi up, or making a statement that she IS her OWN woman? What’s up with that?
“She’s doing what she wants to do and she doesn’t like to answer to her mom,” says Atoosa Rubenstein, the former editor in chief of Seventeen magazine. “Bristol will stand next to her mother and smile, then stab her in the back!”
Well, if Sarah and Todd want to NOT be the last to know when Bristol and Levi finally tie the knot, they better do better than their icy statement today: “We pray that, as a couple, Bristol and Levi’s relationship matures …”
Jeez, they better take a hard-learned lesson from the Capulets and let their Romeo and Juliet live happily ever after!
Watch Bristol and Levi’s Cute Interview!