Levi Johnston to Attend RNC; Not Forced Into Marriage

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Levi Johnston, the boyfriend / baby-daddy of Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin's 17-year-old pregnant daughter Bristol Palin, is going to join the family at the Republican National Convention, according to his mother.

He left Alaska to fly to St. Paul, Minn., where Sarah will speak tonight.

Bristol: Dancer With the Stars

GOP vice presidential candidate Palin announced Monday that her daughter is five months pregnant and plans to marry Levi Johston, 18.

To answer some of the comments on this site from yesterday, you have to be two years older than the minor for it to be considered statutory rape. He isn't. Doesn't anyone read Casey Aldridge and Jamie Lynn Spears news?

Asked to respond to reports that the young couple had been pressured to marry, mom Sherry Johnston replied, "Absolutely not."

She said that Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin had made plans to get maried even before found out learned that Bristol was pregnant.

Like Bristol, Johnston was raised in Wasilla, Alaska, where he was a star forward for his high school hockey team, the Wasilla Warriors.

According to Levi Johnston’s MySpace page (no longer accessible on the site), he likes to ride dirt bikes and enjoys camping and fishing.

An Alaskan newspaper reported that Johnston and three friends narrowly escaped harm in a mountain avalanche while snowboarding last winter.

A Palin relative said the couple's romance and pregnancy was more of an open secret than anything closely guarded among family members in Wasilla.

"They kind of let everyone know [last May] and word traveled quick," the relative says. "We were surprised, but everyone is positive."

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Bristol Palin Biography

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Bristol Palin Quotes

Teenagers need to prevent pregnancy to begin with -- this isn't ideal. But I'm fortunate to have a supportive family, which is dealing with this together.

Bristol Palin

Tripp is so perfectly precious; we love him with all our hearts. I can't imagine life without him now.

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