July 14th, 2010
04:18 PM ET

Let's a play a game of, 'Remember when Levi said...'

Finally, a wedding is in the works for America's favorite Alaskan family.

According to Us Weekly, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have secretly been engaged for two weeks. Bristol told the magazine they are hoping their parents will "jump on board."

But given the couple's rocky past with both families hurling accusations, it's probably wise that the lovebirds try to head down the aisle quickly. So, in honor of the wedding that hopefully won't get canceled this time, we're going to recap the verbal ping-pong that led to Levi putting a ring on it.

Let's begin in mid-2009, when we met Levi's sister and mom Sherry Johnston (who was facing drug charges at the time) on CNN’s “Larry King Live.” Levi displayed a smidge of sadness and remorse about his relationship with the Palin's which had grown frosty. He was, he insisted, the unfortunate victim of political scandal.

We were also treated to a close up of the quintessential relationship faux pax: the tattoo of "Bristol" on his ring finger. Whoops!

Six months later, absence hadn't made the heart grow fonder. Levi said he was "over it” and claimed he had dirt on Governor Palin that could - if he wanted to – damage her image. (Even more so than her Katie Couric interview, we think he meant.)

But Sarah Palin seemed ready to bury the hatchet in November - inviting Levi to Thanksgiving dinner during an appearance on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.” Yet Levi was still basking in his seemingly extended 15 minutes of fame. Who needed the Palin family when you're all set with your own reality TV show? And girls...lots of girls.

Flash forward and - wait, what? An apology?

Well, the apology all makes sense now that - after several intimate text messages according to their story– Bristol and Levi are back together. And what better way to break the news to mom than to reveal it in Us Weekly?

In a statement from the Palin family on the engagement of Bristol and Levi, her mom and dad said, "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.”

Ahhh, young love!

soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. alquiler vallas publicitarias

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    April 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. snowman

    NO Bristol!!!! Dont go back to that clown, your hot and I wont treat you like dirt, just saying... haha

    July 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ellen

    That baby already looks like a redneck.

    July 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kuuipo

    Congratulations to Bristol and Levi! I wish them a lifetime of happiness. I think their son has the same face shape, nose and lips as his father, with his mother's eyes.

    July 15, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    did any of them 2 ever finish High-school or get a GED? or are they just living off their "fame". What's next?
    reality show like the Kardashians? They are prettier at least but the Palin's make more money with the stupidity of the people.
    Looking at these families, Mitt Romney, please tell me again why Americans are the best people in the world?
    These folks show stupidity and ignorance at best.

    July 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |

    Everyone is soooo right. It is pure nonsense to even be worrying ourselves with this young couple. I am pretty sure they are not the first young couple to make a mistake. And to the poster who wondered "who would name their child Tripp" is an ignorant statement.

    July 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Shirley

    Who cares! Come on CNN move on, this little family needs a lot of prayer. Forgiveness has a BIG meaning and this little boy needs a family who can come together, to forgive and to love.

    July 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jackie Oh!

    I simply LOVE this – it is pure entertainment! Keep it coming, Bristol, Levi and Sarah... It can only get better from here.

    July 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Geri Webb

    The sun will still come up tomorrow regardless of what Bristol and Levi are or are not doing. The story will go on and on. They should look at their lives .... I can't imagine they have any change of making it together.... Divorce will be next... accept a mistake was make and move on..... don't make the situation any worse than it already is.... so you had a baby out of wedlock... its not the end of the world... do something with your life.... its not to late.... THINK!

    July 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jangocat

    Haha camo at a wedding? Why don't they just get redneck loser tatooed on their foreheads? Their fashion sense is as bizarre as the goofy names everyone in their family has. I mean who names their kid Tripp? Their ignorance is somewhat entertaining but it's long past time their 15 minutes of fame was over.

    July 15, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. robert collins

    Bristol made her comments to a magazine because she knew her mother wouldn't read it. She doesn't read lol

    July 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jimbo

    I think he's hot!

    July 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joy B

    And now we hear they are going to wear camouflage clothing for the ceremony. Can this get any more red necked than it already is? All that is missing is a trailer and Bristol hanging out the window in a red tube top yelling at the cops, "Lock his ass up! No--wait....I LUV him!" God get these people onto an ice floe and shove them out in the ocean.

    July 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Isabel

    Did anyone saw him on the video that he gives her a kiss and looks right away at the camera? Is it SO obvious he is looking for attention....ah Bristol! You are just sooooo blind, girl...I'm starting to think that she wants the attention too...more attention and camera time...

    July 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      They are unemployable and cashing in on vanishing fame. Would you hire either one? How about in ten years? Me neither, so I don't blame them for trying to get those Fox bucks while they last.

      July 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Isabel

      Won't hire them even with all the PHd's and Masters in the world! LOL
      But maybe they should go to school or something, I'm sure someone will give them something to do....
      Can't wait for those babies of famous and think-Im-famous people star talking...like "Mom, what are you thinking putting me on that cover? And how come you were on a bikini (not the case on this one, but is relevant)

      July 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Steve

    Why is this even news? Daughter of someone that had a failed presidential election run and some guy I never even heard of and to my knowledge has done nothing but get said daughter pregnant are getting married. Must be a slow news day.

    July 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Melodious One

    We're already the laughing stock of the world....thank you Obama?! Surely, you mean thank you politicians.

    July 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mike S.

    Thank you, John McCain, for giving us the Wasilla Hillbillies forever. Your incredibly poor judgment now speaks for itself.

    July 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.Crobuzon

      What a narrow escape we had from old grampa McCain! What's he doing these days anyway, yelling at kids to get off the lawn of one of his houses?

      July 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Erik

    Those morons deserve each other. What a bunch of yokels...

    July 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Ashley

    The Levi / Bristol 15 minutes are up. Let's let Sarah focus on the economy and getting people back to work. Not sure how she will do that, she doesn't have a job either!

    July 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Memphis Slim

    Please, please, make it all go away.

    July 15, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Leah (TXanimal)

    Sarah didn't know. Right. How is she supposed to run for president on the Republican ticket with an unwed single mother for a daughter? What a crock. Sarah, your 15 minutes are over. GO AWAY!

    July 15, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  22. Artemis

    This storyline is as good as any soap opera storyline in history! The Palin and Johnston tribes all CRAVE fame, at any cost...even if they all look like idiots and air their dirty laundry. I agree with the notion that she could be pregnant again.

    July 15, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  23. Sue

    It's a train wreck. I really don't care and don't see how this is news, yet I am drawn to read it! Get out of my head! Sarah Palin et al, please go away!

    July 15, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  24. mominator

    We are already the laughing stock of the world... Thank you Obama...

    July 15, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      I was wondering how long it would take one of you to blame President Obama for this......thank god he was elected President by such a majority so all the rest of you have someone to blame for your pathetic lives. You ask for goverment accountability, where is YOUR accountabilty to doing and SAYING what is right. GO BACK TO ALASKA

      July 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • The other George

      Don't fool yourself, you aren't the laughing stock of the world because of Obama. You're the laughing stock because you elected George W. twice and some of you continue to think that the tin soldier and the alaskan hillbillies would do a better job. Ha! Ha! Ha!

      July 15, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Laughing stock? Get real. The world wonders why it took us eight years to get rid of President Cheney and his chimp.

      July 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Pistol Balin

    What is the surprise? These idiots continue to do idiot things. Wear camo vests or whatever.

    July 15, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  26. anobody

    Gee they should go on tour and charge people to come and hear them talk about their tumultuous journey write a book and then do a book signing tour... NOT! I said it before and I will say it again, she is pregnant and is going to have another baby.

    July 15, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  27. Nunya

    Thankfully this has been classified as "entertainment". This is all a wider PR campaign from her mother's handlers, trying to improve their family image before she tries to get a nomination for president.

    What's even more amazing, is that so many people who are blinded by conservative politics, will ignore the fact that the Palin's family values have nothing to do with conservative family values.

    July 15, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Ashley

      Nunya-you're so right. This family is NOT a model for family values, regardless of the political affiliation. Sarah Palin is not raising her children, someone else is. I know it is a hard balance to be a working mom and be a mother, too, but Sarah has never seemed to do anything that put her family first. In my opinion, nothing is as important as putting your family first-she simply uses them to pretend to be a soccer (or was it hockey?) mom.

      I just hope that all of the other Republicans out there are smart enough to realize that while Sarah might make good entertainment, she is not Presidential material. For goodness sakes, she didn't even serve her term in Alaska. We'd be the laughing stock of the world!

      July 15, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah Palin

      If I say it's conservative and family-oriented, then it is. Even if it isn't. Remember, I read NEWSPAPERS!

      July 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Lolly

    I love it. In your face Sarah!!!! I hope they make it, doubt it, but hope they make it.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  29. darlene d

    This is another "show" that will never end!! He wants back in the spotlight and Sarah wants to be President....lol

    July 15, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  30. Karen

    Must we take yet another trip To Petticoat Junction?

    July 15, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  31. Spanish Inquisition

    Could Joe the Plumber be the dad of a kid ? Go figure !

    July 15, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  32. oele

    I wouldn't trust him for a minute. He's after the money.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  33. Daniel Troppy

    Dreadful just dreadful and why anyone cares about these high school drop outs is beyond me.

    July 15, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  34. billy

    The Alaska Hillbillies saga continues.

    July 15, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  35. Mike

    Oooppssss Sara is at it again

    July 15, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  36. lisa

    I really hope they are happy. I would hate to read the headlines 5-10 years from now about the big divorce. And hearing Madam's Palin's voice saying " I told you so."

    July 15, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
    • NewWicca

      OMG! I hope we are still not hearing about the Palin MESS in 5-10 years!!!

      July 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  37. JG

    LEAVE THEM ALONE! Give them a break for now and if, maybe it does not work out then you can make comments, until then it is not our business, so back off and move on.

    July 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mel

      So... why would it be our business THEN, if it's not now? Your comment makes little sense. Let's just not comment on these kids/family ever! Yay 🙂

      July 15, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Allie

      Sorry JG, we would "leave them alone" but they chose to make the announcement on the cover of US Weekly, therefore they obviously WANT people to talk about this. The whole family and Levi are just fame-mongers. Shame on us, however, for playing along with their pathetic games and actually caring about what they do with their lives.

      July 15, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • TLB

      If they didn't want it to BE our business, they wouldn't be talking to tabloids and putting all their personal business out there for everyone TO rip apart.

      July 15, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginger Devotion

      ... You're right... it wasn't our business... UNTIL they decided they needed a whole COVER PAGE dedicated to them... then they made it our business. If they could keep their traps shut we wouldn't even have to know and we'd probably be better off not knowing..at least we wouldn't be wasting brain cells on unimportant people like them.

      July 15, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      Not our business? Good lord, this clown wants to run for president and move into the White House with her freakshow; it better be our business. Snap out of it.

      July 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Perri

    Levi wants back in the spotlight now that he is no longer in demand. Mel Gibson and his girlfriend will probably also get back together after he finishes alcohol rehab. They will apoligize to each other, he will forgive her for the tapes which she will say she leaked only to help him. He will give benefits for the Jews, blacks, Hispanics he has vilified and all will be forgiven. Levi wants some more of the Palin notoriety and can't stand being ignored when he had no more garbage to spew. These lovebirds are rather predictible.

    July 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      It's complicated. Would you hire this fellow, knowing what you know? Have him bring unwanted publicity to your business, maybe even your family? All he can do now is crawl back to where the money is and get back on Palin welfare while she's raking in the cash.

      July 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Degrassifan

    Maybe this is another pointer to Palin 2012?

    July 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Back2Basics

    Say it ain't so. Come on.....Really Bristol. We all know that Levi has no integrity, all he wants is attention from the ladies, and knows that now is the time to grab the brass ring and get into the Palin family. Of course he says he's sorry.....but Bristol, you're lowering yourself to live with a liar with no scruples. I was hoping you would be a strong lady and do this by yourself (with the love of your family). You're not a good role model for girls at all anymore. And I feel sorry that there will be another divorce with you paying him alimony.........Think about this for awhile.

    July 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheila Comish

      When exactly was she ever a good role model for anyone??? She is an unwed teenage mother. Sorry not exactly the role model I'm looking for for my 15 year old daughter.

      July 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ashley

      She was never a good roll model! What are you talking about!?

      July 15, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • NewWicca

      I guess the first 19 years of her life living with a "liar with no scruples" doesn't count?

      July 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Choconet

      Wow! Do you even hear yourself. Who would have ever considered this girl a role model. Considering she is a teen unwed mother, marring her baby daddy is the best thing she can do for herself and her son. Don’t go harping on single motherhood, it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be even when you have some family support. I raised my daughter alone for the last 7 years. I’m not going to lie or pretend, it was not easy! You ever think he did and said all those mean things because he did love her. I wish them well for their sake but most importantly their son's sake.

      July 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. IV

    This family is so phoney

    July 14, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  42. jurby

    can anybody say "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" just waiting to happen?...

    July 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Donna

    I hope this circus doesn't come to my town.

    July 14, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Lina

    OY<VEY !!!

    July 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Star

    She has another baby on the way. Their son doesn't look like them is levi even the dad?

    July 14, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |

      All children do not look like their parents. some look like a great grand parent, cousin, uncle, aunt etc.

      July 15, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Choconet

      They have only been engaged and back together for a few weeks. If the baby isn't his why would he marry her? From all the things he said about her in the past he would never marry her to cover up another man's child. Your accusation is ridiculous.

      July 15, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darth Vader

      "All children do not look like their parents. some look like a great grand parent, cousin, uncle, aunt etc."

      The mailman...

      July 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      I bet she is pregnant again. within 6 months we can see them on the Springer-Show or Maury.
      BTW, my 4 children all look like daddy. I know, poor children.

      July 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Merin

      The child looks like his mother. It happens.

      July 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |

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