Alaska’s pride of teen abstinence Bristol Palin and her family have a reason to celebrate just a little bit harder than they usually would this weekend, and it has nothing to do with Sarah Palin’s extra-hard Memorial Day Loose Moose Punch.
TMZ says that Bristol and Levi Johnston, the father of her 7-year-old son Tripp, were recently in court again. The last time they went to court, Levi was granted joint custody after years of Bristol and her family allegedly making it a pain in the ass for him to get in some regular daddy visits. This time it was Bristol’s turn to do the Wasilla victory dance (which I imagine is just drunk-grinding against a truck bumper). Bristol was looking for $61,915.20 worth of unpaid child support from Levi, and a judge gave it to her.
Bristol and Levi are reportedly playing nice for now, and the unpaid child support was the last thing they had to clean up before they could move on. I really want to make a joke about how there’s no way a dude who had to move in with his mother will pay back several thousands of dollars, but a source tells TMZ that he’s actually trying. He’s been making regular child support payments and is starting to chip away at that $62,000 he owes Bristol.
I don’t know how I feel about this. On the one hand, I’m all for getting money that is owed to you. Especially when it’s in the $62,000 range. I’m also on Team Parents Getting Along. But something about this feels weird. It’s a real “If a tree falls in the forest” situation. Like, if Bristol Palin isn’t publicly fighting with one of her baby daddies, does she even exist at all? I can’t say for sure, but there definitely feels like there might be a disturbance in the trashy mommy force.