"It's over. I broke up with him." - Bristol Palin on Levi Johnston
After shocking most observers, her own family included, by getting back together with the father of her 19-month-old son, the daughter of former GOP V.P. candidate Sarah Palin confirms that she's broken it off with the dude again.
They are now 0-for-2 at the whole engagement thing.
Bristol Palin says that the relationship soured on July 14, the very same day they announced their marriage intentions to the world via Us Weekly.
As luck would have it, that was the day she learned:
- That he might have fathered a baby with Lanesia Garcia (he didn't)
- That Levi may also have been putting it to Briana Plum (unclear)
BRIEFLY HAPPY TIMES: Failed engagements of 2010 and 2008, respectively.
In any case, Palin tearfully told People about feeling heartbroken, humiliated and trapped while Levi acted cool. "There was no remorse," she says.
"The final straw was him flying to Hollywood for what he told me was to see some hunting show but come to find out it was that music video mocking my family," she says. "He's just obsessed with the limelight and I got played."
That will do it every time. Bristol Palin has already moved back into her parents' home in Alaska. For her part, Sarah Palin said in a statement:
"I wish for Bristol to be able to move forward in life with her same forgiving, gracious, optimistic spirit, but from henceforth she'll know to trust but verify. Bristol is strong, she is independent, and she knows what is right for her son."
Bristol says she's not giving up hope of two-parent home for Tripp ... but this is most likely the last chance she'll give that jackass Levi."I have faith that I'll find it. I know I need a man who's going to be completely honest with me, someone who loves me and Tripp and wants to be with him all the time. I also want someone who has religious beliefs and a good family."
Ouch, that's gotta hurt if you're the son of a drug dealer.
Levi may still be in denial over the whole thing, according to reports. TMZ claims Levi thinks the whole thing is nothing but a big "misunderstanding."
According to Levi's manager, Tank Jones, Bristol doesn't have her story straight and Levi believes that the two simply broke up over "misinformation."
Jones says Levi is definitely not the father of an illegitimate baby (well, a second one) and that he did not shoot a music video "mocking" the Palins.
As for their 19-month-old son Tripp, Tank says that Levi Johnston will continue to co-parent with Bristol and "take care" of his financial obligations.
Tank also notes that Levi is "not happy" about the split and tells us he wouldn't be surprised if the two eventually got back together in the future.
Don't hold your breath, dog.