March 16th, 2009
02:02 PM ET
5 years ago

Johnston says he and Bristol broke up after 'fight'

 Levi Johnston said he and Bristol could get back together again.
Levi Johnston said he and Bristol could get back together again.

(CNN) - Could one of America's most famous ex-couples get back together again?

In an interview with ABC News, Levi Johnston - Bristol Palin's former boyfriend and father of her newborn baby Tripp - said it's possible the couple that made a splash at the Republican National Convention last summer could once again be an item.

"We'll see, we'll see how it is," The 19 year-old said in an interview on "Good Morning America" airing Monday. "We'll just remain friends for now. We're both cool with that decision, and we'll see."

The two were thrust into the spotlight last September when Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Bristol’s mother, was chosen to be the Republican vice presidential candidate. During the GOP's national convention in Minneapolis, Palin revealed then-17 year-old Bristol was pregnant with Johnston's baby and the two had plans to marry.

The former vice presidential candidate later indicated the wedding would occur this summer. But news surfaced last week the two had split.

In the interview with ABC, Johnston said the breakup occurred after a fight.

"We were just, we were in a fight," he said. "And trying to see if we can make things work. But this is what it kind of ended up turning into. But we'll see what happens.

"It's just us not, me not being mature enough, or something, and having a kid and thinking ... it could be better - better for us to separate for a while," he added.

But regardless if the two ever get back together, Johnston said he plans to play an important role in his young son's life.

"I'd give anything for, to be with him," he said. "[There are] a lot of changes when you're a father, when you hold him for the first time, you know. I don't do a lot of things I used to anymore, I'll tell you that."

"[I'm] growing up a lot," he added. "So, it's fun. It's good times."

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin told People magazine over the weekend daughter Bristol is "doing just great."


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  1. Pete Caloger

    Most of us do not care about this piffle. To those who do – check your local listings for the Jerry Springer and Maury Povich shows, they are more your ilk.

    March 16, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Bob Pepe

    They are 2 kids with a child. Isn't that tough enough?

    Leave them alone.

    March 16, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  3. Random Observer

    Why is a private non elected citizen's personal life showing up in CNN's political section?

    March 16, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  4. Mark

    Pelosi and obama are bankrupting the country and this is what the media talks about.

    March 16, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  5. Little too late????

    CNN....here you go, again....QUIT the senseless stories you call news! THIS is far from newsworthy.

    IF this is your high-quality news standard, I expect to see more from CNN on 19-yr old single moms!!

    CNN...get out of the gutter and start taking the high road again. This is tabloid material.

    March 16, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  6. 2pacolypse Now

    And now for real news. I forgot, CNN is no longer a place where No Bias, No Bull exists. Just Campbell Brown's rhetoric, Lou Dobbs whining, and D.L. Hughley's variety comedy show full of an abundance of commericals with no show.

    March 16, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. PAULO CARDOMAN

    This is an example (happens all families/every day) of why people under 21 should not have legal rights. They simply aren't mature enough to make right decisions, and this includes children of politicians - all politicians. US needs to change the right to vote/consume alcohol back to at least 21 years old.

    March 16, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. PAULO CARDOMAN

    This is an example (happens all families/every day) of why people under 21 should not have legal rights. They simply aren't mature enough to make right decisions, and this includes children of politicians - all politicians. US needs to change the right to vote/consume alcohol back to at least 21 years old.

    March 16, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
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