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Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston say they’re engaged

By Associated Press
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:30 EDT
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Update: Palin family responds to Levi, Bristol engagement news

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd released the following statement, as noted by CNN:

“Bristol, at 19, is now a young adult. As parents we obviously want what is best for our children, but Bristol is ultimately in charge of determining what is best for her and her beautiful son.

Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.

We pray that, as a couple, Bristol and Levi’s relationship matures into one that will allow Tripp to grow up graced with two loving parents in his life.”

- The Palin family

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston say they’re engaged — and they haven’t told her parents yet.

Palin, the daughter of 2008 vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is featured on the cover of Us Weekly with Johnston, holding their son, 18-month-old Tripp.

Bristol Palin tells the magazine that she finds the idea of telling her mother “intimidating and scary.” Us Weekly editor Caroline Schaefer said on NBC’S “Today” show Tuesday that Palin approached the magazine looking for a platform to explain why she got engaged.

Palin and Johnston say they reconnected while working out a custody plan and became engaged two weeks ago. Schaefer says they hope to get married within six weeks in a small ceremony in Alaska.

Representatives for Sarah Palin did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Source: AP News

 
 
 
 
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