'I said no way, shut up!': Bristol Palin's reaction to friends after learning Levi Johnston is having another baby out of wedlock
20:12 GMT, 11 April 2012
Bristol Palin's first response to news that her former fiance Levi Johnston is expecting another child was, 'No way, shut up!'
She told In Touch when her friends broke the news to her over text messages, she couldn't believe it.
The 21-year-old has a three-year-old son with Mr Johnston, and was confused and hurt to learn he is 'really excited' to be expecting another baby with girlfriend Sunny Oglesby.
Hurt and confused: Bristol Palin said she couldn't believe it when friends told her news that Levi Johnston is expecting another child
She explained: 'I think it's a little bit of everything, and a lot of confusion. I'm upset about it.'
Revealing that the unemployed Mr Johnston is not actively present in their son Tripp's life, Miss Palin disclosed his unwillingness to raise their own child.
'He's seen Tripp twice in the past four months,' she said.
New girlfriend: Miss Palin, who comes from a Christian background said she is glad Miss Oglesby, 20, is keeping her child with Mr Johnston
'He once went an entire year without seeing him at all.'
Denying claims that her mother, and former vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, stops Mr Johnston from seeing Tripp, Miss Palin said, 'I wish Levi would be like “Hey, Bristol, can I have Tripp for the weekend”'
She added: 'I would be so willing and glad to do that. He continues to lie.'
Miss Palin spoke about her wayward former fiance, highlighting her worry regarding his absence from Tripp's childhood.
America's old sweethearts: Miss Palin said she upset and confused at the news her former fiance was having another baby
'Levi is a stranger to Tripp. He doesn't understand that Levi is his dad,' she admitted.
Miss Palin goes on to say she is worried about the effect Mr Johnston's affinity for getting young women pregnant will have on Tripp.
'I don't want him to go to elementary school with 10 half siblings,' she said. 'That would really affect him'.
This comment comes after Miss Palin
claimed Tripp may already have a half brother in her book Not Afraid of
Life: My Journey So Far.
In the memoir she alleges that Mr Johnson cheated on her constantly and they broke up when he got another girl pregnant.
Miss Palin, who comes from a Christian background, her mother a conservative Republican, said she is glad Miss Oglesby, 20, is keeping her child with Mr Johnston, but not before adding, 'I thought he had learned his lesson the first time.'
She continued: 'I hope this child is raised with two parents. He needs to step up to the plate and be there.'