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Bristol Palin Could Lose Custody Of Her Son Over Reality Television Show

August 06, 2012 09:00 AM by Lisa Princ

As Bristol Palin gears up for the All Star season of Dancing with the Stars, mastering the dance moves could be the least of her worries in the coming months. Instead of enjoying her stint on the show, Bristol could be faced with the possibility of losing custody of her son. Uh Oh, what did Bristol do this time?

Dancing With The Stars contestants are gearing up to do battle on the show next month, but Bristol Palin may have another battle on her hands: a custody battle with her ex, Levi Johnston. According to TMZ, Levi is planning on filing for full custody of Tripp, the son he and Bristol Palin share, and the star of Lifetime’s reality show, Life’s A Tripp.

In fact, the reality show is the reason that Levi is taking action! If you have ever seen the show, Bristol and Levi’s son does what any normal toddler does spends his time cursing and disrespecting his elders. In fact, in a more recent episode, we have seen Tripp drop the F-bomb at his Aunt Willow, and in that same episode, Bristol revealed: “I’m doing a terrible job disciplining Tripp.” For once I have to agree with you, Bristol!

That is just what it took for Levi Johnston to realize that his son deserves better, labeling Bristol as a “terrible parent.” TMZ caught up with Johnston, who told them: “I love my son more than anything…and I will do whatever it takes to make sure he is raised the right way.” Levi feels that his son is on a downward spiral and “deserves a better family” than the Palins are giving him. So he picked up all the paperwork and is ready to file for full custody of Tripp.

What do you think of a custody battle between Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston? Is Levi correct in trying to get Tripp away from the Palin family? Sound off below by commenting and sharing your thoughts!

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10 Responses to “Bristol Palin Could Lose Custody Of Her Son Over Reality Television Show”

  1. Foxxie Says:
    August 7th, 2012 at 5:25 am

    I have found it disturbing that Bristol Palin spends so little time with her son unless the cameras are there. She is more interested in being a celebrity wannabee and making money off of him than guarding his privacy and offering him a normal childhood. The entire Life’s a Tripp was in poor taste–it showed the Palin ego and how they all couldn’t get in front of the camera for attention fast enough and only Gino had any common sense about raising a child. From the way Bristol and Willow treated Gino, any viewer wanted him to run away from this unbalanced fame whore and her family and take Tripp with him. If Levi is sincere in his claim about wanting what is best for Tripp, a change in custody would be the best thing for the little boy. However, if the two parents are going to play tug of war and child custody is an on-going battle for everyone to see, then neither parent has the maturity to raise this child. It is doubtful that Sarah or Willow or even Bristol will change and suddenly develop good parenting skills–everything is always focused on getting them media attention and blaming someone else for their problems–and this family is so dysfunctional and has no core family values, that Bristol is the way she is because she never had a nurturing example to show her how to raise a child. Levi also saw his relationship with the Palins and with Tripp as a money making chance. Sunny seems to have common sense–but we do not know whether she will have enough energy to raise an out of control, spoiled three year old at the same time as having a new born and an unemployed husband. If Sunny has the maturity and support that Track’s wife seems to–and she is like Track and his wife and can set definite limits that the children are not born to be meal tickets or to become part of the Palin media circus–then Levi and his wife should be given a chance to see if they can do better than the Palin family has. It was disgusting to hear Bristol and Willow try to poison little Tripp against his own father–but it was also equally alarming to see that Sarah had complete control over what scenes were shown and she did nothing to limit some of their nastiness and immaturity. This shows that she did not disapprove of it–and saw nothing wrong with exploiting this little child. Someone needs to stand up and tell Bristol and her family that this is child abuse–and while you are so busy trying to blame everyone else for the problems in our country, you are creating all these problems with your own behavior at home. Focus on what is truly important–getting your name in the news and making a lot of money and appearing on TV shows is not as important as correcting the harm that you are causing this little child. You say that you are a Christian but nothing that you do or say is reflective of your core values. Shame on you!

  2. Colleen Says:
    August 7th, 2012 at 5:34 am

    No. Levi hasn’t been in Tripp’s life since they called off their engagement. Bristol is doing all she can as a “single” parent. I have a friend who is a single parent and I see for myslef that she is trying her hardest but is a great parent to provide for her child. Where’s the child support, Levi. Why don’t you spend time with Tripp. Bristol has given you MANY opportunities to see him. You have to remember you DON’T see everything on a reality show.

  3. Lily Says:
    August 7th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    As a mother, I would not like my child to grow up in reality shows. Bristol seems to enjoy it and I think something is wrong there.
    I tend to agree that Levi might be a better choice for the little boy. Or at the very least shared custody . I also wonder why the child protection services were not disturbed by the child’s presence in such a reality show.It is very obvious to me that the child is bored and not involved in activities suitable to his age.

  4. Louis Says:
    August 7th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I agree with Foxxie. Perhaps the dysfunction of this family started when Sarah found out that making millions is far more important than keeping your promised values to fellow Alaskans. A taste of the national spotlight is all that was needed to feed the enormous ego that is Sarah Palin. Now it’s being fed to Bristol and the rest of the family. Todd will go along with whatever brings in the money. DENIALS, LIES, and ATTACKS have become part of their “normal” everyday life. Maybe they adhere to the belief that if you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth, at least in your own mind. Then again, maybe Levi is not the best answer for young Tripp. I hope this is not an example of the Christian way of life we are all suppose live by.

  5. Irene Says:
    August 7th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    It would be nice if Levi would like to pay for raising his son instead of spending money for lawyers. Bristol so far has been raising Tripp by herself. Levi has no high school diploma and he has no job either and he will have another baby to support on the way.How can he support Tripp and the other baby? I have no respect for him. Levi is supposed to support Tripp and Bristol so Bristol will have time to take care of his kid and she will not need to go for Dancing with the Stars to make money for Tripp and herself. Hell with Palins. Bristol is an adult and she is not dependent on her family.

  6. Mary R. Says:
    August 7th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Neither are good examples of proper parents. What does anyone say or do, except – I just do not care. How many couples would give anything to have him. Many good parents out there. They’re just not two of them.

  7. Dominick Says:
    August 7th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    This is why some people shouldn’t procreate. Bristol is as dumb as a box of rocks and is only doing reality tv to please her mom. Plus lets face it the Palins want to be the Kardashians (ain’t going to happen) and Levi is a deadbeat dad who is also a dumb dumb. I say give the kid to a scientologist or Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt.

  8. mwallek Says:
    August 8th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    If the kid can’t work, how is ma going to generate capital?

  9. Hannah Says:
    August 8th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Why now all of a sudden does Levi want to have anything to do with his son? In the show Bristol calls him multiple times asking if wants time with Tripp and he never answers or replys.

    Toddlers shouldn’t be cussing but what toddler doesn’t misbehave and throw a tantrum?

  10. Beverly Says:
    August 21st, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Neither have been great role models. I don’t think a reality show necessarily has to be a bad thing for a child or family. Look at the Duggars. However, I don’t condone having kids until God closes your womb. How many miscarriages and premature births has this woman had? The older you get the more risk of Downs and other health problems for a lifetime to an innocent child. Levi has never paid his child support on time and is supposidly a year or more behind. He has posed for play girl and done Porn. He got another girlfriend Pregnant out of wedlock. His new girlfriend is no better. What morales does she have getting pregnant before marraige? Dating a guy who has this kind of lifestyle in the first place was a poor decision on her part. He doesn’t have a job? Maybe he sees this is an opportunity to get money from Bristol. Poor kid he should have been put up for adoption if this is the way those around him chose to act. How dumb to think it was smart to go on tv and show your kid at his worst and then make comments that you are doing a bad job raising him. Hello well don’t just state the obvious DO SOMETHING!!!! They are all making bad choices and a judge one will look at the fact that she is the mother first of all second of all she has a way to support the child without Levi and has been doing so and three she hasn’t gotten pregnant again. I do believe Sarah and Todd don’t leave him out he is supposed to be the HEAD of the household in this christian family need to step in as grandparents and start doing a better job with correcting their own kids behaviors. I don’t know why a guy would want to date either of the girls the way they act and treat guys. It’s horrible.


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