New Bristol Palin Show Explores Life as Single Mom

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    Bristol Palin's new memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, releases June 21, 2011.
By Benge Nsenduluka, CP Reporter
May 24, 2012|9:07 am

Bristol Palin's upcoming reality TV show will debut on the Lifetime network on June 19 with two new half-hours airing weekly.

"Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" will center around the complexities that the 21-year-old faces as a single mother while raising her toddler son Tripp and viewers will also get a glimpse into the relationship that she has with the Palin family, according to the Huffington Post.

Palin, who is the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, made international headlines after it was revealed that she was pregnant with her first child at the tender age of 17 at the opening day of the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Despite her intentions to marry the father of her child, Levi Johnston, the pair eventually split after a bitter feud.

Palin has reportedly now barred Johnston from seeing his son, which is understandably not sitting well with the 21-year-old.

"I love Tripp more than anything and he is my son but I don't feel like a dad to him. Not by choice … hopefully one day I can be," Johnston told "The Insider's" Brook Anderson.

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Johnston, who is expecting a child with new girlfriend Sunny Oglesby, has reportedly not paid child support for Tripp despite earning a reported $1 million, which has likely angered Palin.

"Levi Johnson hasn't paid child support in nearly two years ... And he has little contact with Tripp," a source told US Weekly.

Palin recently made headlines when she slammed President Barack Obama for supporting gay marriage, and openly questioned his parenting skills after he revealed that his two daughters influenced his decision.

"While it's great to listen to your kids' ideas, there's also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would've been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that's not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage," Palin wrote on her blog.

 

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