Bristol Palin


Bristol Palin (born Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin, 18.10.1990)

Bristol Palin is the daughter of Sarah Palin (the 11th Governor of Alaska) and her husband Todd. After becoming a single, teenage parent, Bristol has become a paid public speaker, advocating abstinence among unmarried teenagers in the USA.

Bristol Palin: Childhood & Life in the Public Eye

Bristol Palin was born and raised in Wasilla, in Alaska. In 2005, she attended Juneau-Douglas High School, then she lived with her aunt and uncle in Anchorage, attending West Anchorage High School, before eventually graduating from Wasilla High School in 2009.

During the 2008 US Presidential Campaign, Bristol Palin's mother, Sarah Palin, was selected as John McCain's vice-presidential running partner. At the time, they were aware of Bristol's pregnancy and McCain's advisers felt that it would become a political liability. The pregnancy was announced on 1st September, along with the statement that Bristol was engaged to the father of the child, Levi Johnston. Britney Spears' younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears sent Bristol some baby clothes as gift. Spears herself was also a teen mother and the press made much of comparing the two cases. Despite suggestions that Johnston had been press-ganged into marrying Bristol, he claims that they had always planned on getting married; with or without the baby.

Levi and Bristol's baby, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, was born in December 2008. Their engagement was broken off in March 2009, amidst rumours that Bristol's decision to keep the baby were influenced by her mother's anti-abortion beliefs.

The couple entered court proceedings in November 2009, for custody and child support. Johnston requested open proceedings, stating that he did not feel protected against Sarah Palin's influence in a closed court. The court sided with Johnston.

For a brief spell, Bristol moved out of the family home and purchased a condo in Anchorage. Whilst living there, she worked in a dermatologist's office and attended business lessons at a local college. However, a few months later, she moved back into her parents' home.

Bristol and Levi were reunited in July 2010 an announced that they were again engaged to be married. However, they ended their engagement less than 3 weeks later.

Bristol Palin worked with the National campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy in 2009, to help educate young people about the consequences of teenage pregnancy. She was also made a Teen Abstinence Ambassador for the Candie's Foundation. However, before undertaking this work, she had previously stated that abstinence was 'not realistic at all', in an interview with Fox News. Palin now works regularly as a speaker on the issue of abstinence and charges between $15,000 and $30,000 for a single appearance. Palin also set up her own lobbying & political consultation firm in 2009, named BSMP.

In July 2010, Bristol Palin appeared as herself in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (which features the actress Molly Ringwald). Later that year, Bristol was selected to be one of the contestants on the popular US TV show, Dancing with the Stars. Her partner is the professional dancer Mark Ballas and other contestants include David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton, Jennifer Grey and Brandy.

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Dancing With The Stars: Sneak Peak At Week 6

29th October 2012 -


For Halloween week Dancing With The Stars has the chance to go full on OTT and get away with it, however the actual result isn't as scary as you may have imagined, with the remaining...

'White Powder' Sent To DWTS For Bristol Palin

20th October 2012 -


After her elimination on last weeks episode, Bristol Palin is still at the centre of the attention for the show after it was revealed that a mysterious packed, described only as a kind of 'white...

Jimmy Kimmel “Not Sorry” For Bristol Palin Mum Jokes

17th October 2012 -


Jimmy Kimmel offered up an empty apology to Bristol Palin after describing her as “bold” for coming on his show after her elimination from Dancing With The Stars.Palin jigged on stage in a fair approximation...

Weight Loss Book: Is Sarah Palin Jealous of Daughter Bristol?

11th October 2012 -


Is Sarah Palin getting jealous of her daughter’s time in the limelight? Or is she simply trying to capitalise on it for her own gain? Either way, Sarah Palin is writing a fitness book. Yes....

‘Stop Being On TV’: Anderson Cooper Not Convinced By Bristol Palin ‘Meltdown’

10th October 2012 -


Anderson Cooper is not convinced by Bristol Palin’s ‘meltdown’ on Dancing With the Stars. Bristol was shown having an argument with her dance partner Mark Ballas, accusing him of not wanting her as his dance...

DWTS Bust-Up: Are Mark Ballas And Bristol Palin REALLY Friends Again?

9th October 2012 -


Have Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas really put their bust-up behind them? Or are the smiles all for show? Mark Ballas has been pretty chivalrous, as he spoke to the press about falling out with...

Mark Ballas on Bristol Palin’s Dancing With The Stars Meltdown

9th October 2012 -


It was a bad week for Bristol Palin on Dancing With the Stars. The 21-year old posted the lowest scores of the night and had a bit of a tantrum. Mark Ballas, who was on...

Note Sent To 'Dancing With The Stars': Remove Bristol Palin, Or Else

8th October 2012 -


The FBI and LAPD have been called in after Dancing With The Stars contestant Bristol Palin - the daughter of Sarah - received a 'suspicious package' at the CBS studio lot in West Hollywood last...

Mysterious Package Sent To Bristol Palin Being Treated Seriously By Officials

8th October 2012 -


Bristol Palin's appearance on Dancing With The Stars took on sinister undertones last week when a parcel was delivered to the daughter of Presidential candidate running mate Sarah Palin containing a mysterious substance and also...

Dancing With The Stars Update: Joey Fatone out!

3rd October 2012 -


Joey Fatone is the latest of the Dancing With The Stars contestants to bite the dust, as the ex-N Sync boy-bander was voted off the show, reports The Washington Post. He didn’t seem too perturbed,...

First ‘9’ On Dancing With The Stars, Courtesy of Sabrina Bryan

2nd October 2012 -


Dancing With The Stars Season 15 had its first ‘9’ score last night (October 1, 2012), courtesy of girl band singer Sabrina Bryan. Her routine, with Louis Van Amstel, had the judges in rapture, especially...

Season 15 Of Dancing With The Star Stars Monday With Special Guest Justin Bieber

22nd September 2012 -


The fifteenth season of Dancing With the Stars will begin on Monday 24th 2012, the first series consisting of 'All Stars' - that is, they are contestants who have appeared on the show before.Among some...

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Robyn L

This women should talk. She has had everything done to her body and still she thinks she looks soooo good she can polk fun of others. Take a good lok in the mirror.Kathy. Maybe you should loose some weight with your tongue.

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