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Levi Johnston

Political Relative

Born: 3 May 1990
Birthplace: Alaska
Best known as:

The off-again, on-again fiancee of Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol

Levi Johnston is the Alaskan youngster who was abruptly introduced to the world in 2008 as the boyfriend of Gov. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter, Bristol. Levi Johnston was, at the time, between his junior and senior years at Wasilla High School, and Bristol was pregnant with their child. When Sarah Palin was nominated as John McCain's running mate on the Republican national ticket, she announced Bristol's pregnancy and said that her daughter was engaged to marry Johnston. The story was heavily covered, with Levi Johnston called a "superhunky bad-boy ice hockey player from cold country" by the NY Daily News. Johnston dropped out of school to became an electrician's apprentice. His child with Bristol, a son named Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, was born on 28 December 2008. Johnston and Bristol Palin split up without marrying early in 2009, with Bristol keeping primary custody of the baby. Johnston then made a series of appearances on The Tyra Banks Show, in Vanity Fair magazine, and elsewhere, making statements that were not always complimentary of the Palin family. However, in July of 2010, Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin announced that they were once again engaged.

Extra credit:

Levi Johnston's mother, Sherry Johnston, was arrested in December 2008 for buying and selling the painkiller Oxycontin; in August 2009 she pled guilty to the class A felony and agreed to a plea deal of five years in prison with two years suspended... Sarah Palin and McCain lost the 2008 election to Barack Obama and Joe Biden; she resigned as governor of Alaska in July 2009... Who2 found Levi Johnston's birth date of 3 May 1990 in Alaska state court records for case #3PA-07-08238MO, when Johnston pled no contest to "5AAC75.022(c): Attempt To Snag Or Fail To Release Snagged Fish - Freshwater." The case was closed on 26 July 2007 after a "No Contest Plea by Mail or at Counter."

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  • Bristol Palin - Biography of Bristol Palin, The oldest daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
  • Sarah Palin - Biography of Sarah Palin, John McCain's vice-presidential candidate in 2008
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