Bristol, Levi 'Split Weeks Ago'

Johnston confirms split; Palin slams tabloid report
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2009 5:43 AM CDT
Bristol Palin walks with her then-boyfriend Levi Johnston at the Minneapolis airport , Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, to attend the Republican National Convention.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston broke off their engagement weeks ago, sources tell People. Johnston, who has a 2-month old son with the Alaska governor's daughter, confirmed to the AP that the pair parted ways "a while ago," but says some of the tabloid rumors swirling around the split are untrue.

Bristol Palin—in a statement released through her mother's political action committee—said she was devastated by a report Johnston's sister said that she was making it "nearly impossible" for her ex to see his son, Tripp. "Unfortunately, my family has seen many people say and do many things to 'cash in' on the Palin name," she said. "Sometimes that greed clouds good judgment and the truth."