Bristol Palin Shackin' Up With Boyfriend

Or, as she and Gino Paoletti call it, getting 'trial married'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 5, 2012 10:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – If you've been holding out hope that star-crossed lovers Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston would find their happily-ever-after, we have bad news for you: Not only is Levi having a kid with another woman, it turns out Bristol is also moving on in quite a significant way. According to that most trustworthy of news sources, the National Enquirer, as cited by the equally trustworthy Daily Mail, Palin is planning to enter into a "trial marriage" with boyfriend Gino Paoletti. Or, as we commoners refer to it, the couple will be shacking up.

Apparently the experiment is part of that Bristol Palin reality show you didn't ask for, which will air on Lifetime. Palin and Paoletti, both 21, have been dating for more than a year and will be living in the Wasilla home Bristol bought last year. Despite the fact that Palin has made her views on premarital sex well-known, a source says the couple has "talked about getting married but they think it’s a good idea to get a feel for living together before making it official." Apparently, Bristol believes her relationship with Levi could have benefited from such an experiment. (Lest you had forgotten, click to read about Paoletti's questionable Facebook postings.)

Bristol Palin listens to her mother Sarah Palin address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, on February 11, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Bristol Palin listens to her mother Sarah Palin address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, on February 11, 2012 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
Bristol Palin signs copies of her book  'Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far' at Barnes & Noble in Phoenix, Arizona Saturday July 9, 2011.
Bristol Palin signs copies of her book 'Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far' at Barnes & Noble in Phoenix, Arizona Saturday July 9, 2011.   (Getty Images)
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