Bristol Palin confirms she's dating a new man
Bristol Palin has confirmed she has a new boyfriend, months after her split from Levi Johnston, the father of her 2-year-old son, Tripp.
In November, the 20-year-old, who is a "Dancing With the Stars" finalist and the daughter of Republican former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, purchased a five-bedroom house in Maricopa, Arizona for $172,000.
"I love the town that I live in," Bristol Palin said. "I love my house. Tripp's happy. He's healthy."
Bristol Palin has been a tabloid favorite ever since her mother's 2008 vice presidential campaign. At the time, Bristol Palin was pregnant with her son Tripp out of wedlock. She has since become a teenage pregnancy prevention advocate and has appeared in PSAs for the cause as well as on the ABC Family show "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," which deals with the issue.
Her "Dancing With the Stars" paycheck has not been disclosed but contestants on the ABC ballroom dancing contest series are often paid tens of thousands of dollars to appear on the show.
Bristol Palin was engaged to Johnston, 20, in 2008 and gave birth to Tripp that December at age 18. The two called then off their engagement, became engaged again in July 2010 and broke up weeks later.