Sarah Palin's girl Bristol to wed controversial ex-fiancé

Thursday July 15, 2010

In a surprise announcement, Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter, Bristol, has confirmed her engagement to ex-fiancé and father of her baby, Levi Johnston.

The couple split in 2008 two weeks after their son, Tripp, was born.

After the break-up, Levi sparked controversy by posing for Playgirl magazine and publicly criticising the former Alaskan governer and her family.

A war of words followed between Sarah and the former high school hockey player with public jabs and accusations becoming commonplace.

Bristol and Levi reunited while arranging a custody agreement for their son.

They became engaged shortly afterwards and say they want to get married as soon as possible.

The announcement in a US magazine was the first Sarah had heard about the reconciliation.

"We obviously want what's best for our children," said the politician.

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

Asked about her mother’s approval, 19-year-old Bristol said: “Hopefully she will jump on board”.

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