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Bristol Palin 'Ignores' Levi Johnston

Bristol Palin 'Ignores' Levi Johnston

Teen mom Bristol Palin poses in a new photo shoot with her son, Tripp, in the June 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar (with Katherine Heigl on the cover). Here’s what the 19-year-old shared:

On being pregnant during the 2008 presidential campaign: “It’s not like we all sat down and were like, ‘Alright, here’s the birds and the bees.’ Truly, my parents just assumed that I wasn’t doing anything. And it was a shock for us all… It was kind of humiliating… Great, I’m 17 years old, I’m 40 pounds overweight with a big belly on me, all my friends are at school watching this on the news. This kind of sucks.”

On ex Levi Johnston (and the father of her child): “I just ignore it. He is a stranger to me. I don’t want to get into it. It’s just dirty laundry.”

On taking responsibility as a working single mother (Bristol works as a medical assistant, serves as an ambassador for Candie’s foundation, and fully supports herself and her baby): “I’m on my own. I’m really proud of it. I’m a hard worker… I don’t have time for friends or anything like that. It’s just like, Right, crap, there is a hockey game tonight that I want to go to but I can’t. Or, I do have to go to work today, because I’ve got bills to pay.”

Sarah Palin on her daughter Bristol: “We’re very proud of her for taking responsibility. It’s not an easy road, but it’s the right road. Decisions were made, and we can’t unwind those decisions. Consequences are being dealt with. I’m sincerely proud of her.”

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