Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin are engaged, according to GMA. In a tabloid-ready twist of events, one of Sarah Palin’s numero uno enemies is now engaged to her daughter. But are Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin engaged for the right reasons?
Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin: The Breakup
When America found out that Sarah Palin’s teen daughter was pregnant, it was definitely a shocker. However, it looked like her boyfriend was going to man up and take on the responsibility of being a father to the grandson of one of the most powerful women in America. Sure Sarah Palin was making headlines for referencing pitbulls wearing lipstick, but Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston were getting almost just as much attention as Grandma Palin for the same reasons everyone fell in love with her: they were cute and kind of controversial. So of course it was big news when the duo broke up, leaving Bristol Palin a single teen mom.
Levi Johnston: Media Darling
It wasn’t long before Levi Johnston became the redneck version of Spencer Pratt, giving interviews and spouting off about Sarah Palin whenever possible. He knew what the media wanted to hear about the Palin family, telling tales about Todd and Sarah’s many tussles, even saying that she stepped down as governor of Alaska due to marital woes. He’s also posed for Playgirl and was at one time shopping around a reality show. However, now that he’s engaged to Bristol Palin, does that mean all the fun Palin family stories and famewhoring are going to stop?
Levi Johnston: Engaged to Bristol Palin for the Right Reasons?
While I sincerely hope Levi Johnston has made an honest woman out of Bristol Palin for the right reasons, namely caring about her and their son, I have a feeling this might not be the case. Levi Johnston’s fifteen minutes is close to being up, while Bristol Palin is getting paid loads of money to give speeches about abstinence and even scoring guest spots on TV shows with zero acting ability. Unfortunately for Levi, it looks like he’s not getting lucrative offers like this. So is he engaged to Bristol Palin for the paycheck? Could this move be for publicity? It is a possibility.
So What’s Next Now that Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin Are Engaged?
Hmmm…now that Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin are engaged, I wonder if he’ll get that reality show he wanted. But this time instead of trying to sell ‘Entourage: Alaska’, I think he needs to start shopping around ‘Newlyweds: Alaska’ (you know people would watch!). Now that ‘The Hills’ is finally over, MTV (does the “M” even stand for “Music” anymore?) will be needing a new reality series. I mean, the network’s shows about teen pregnancy are wildly popular, as was Jessica Simpson’s claim to fame. Combine the format of Jess’ show and one of the most famous former pregnant teens in America, and you’ve got reality show gold.
So here’s to wishing this couple the best, and let’s all pray that this adorable engaged duo get their own reality show; I would just love to see how Sarah Palin would react to that.