There was a collective groan when it was reported that Levi Johnston is expecting a baby with his new girlfriend, but one person in particular was genuinely hurt: the mother of his first child, Bristol Palin. Although the exes have not been a couple since August 2010, the news was no less stinging for the reality star. In an exclusive interview with In Touch, Palin, 21, reveals she first heard about Johnston's new baby with girlfriend Sunny Oglesby when a friend texted her. "I said, 'No way, shut up!'" she tells the magazine, adding that her emotions are a mix of sadness, anger, and disgust. "I think it's a little bit of everything, and a lot of confusion. I'm upset about it."
Perhaps that's why just days after Johnston gushed about starting a family with Oglesby since Palin never lets him see Tripp, 3, Palin told TMZ that he owes her $38,500 in unpaid child support. According to Palin's lawyer, unemployed Johnston hasn't forked over a cent to help raise Tripp in nearly two years. And he hasn't done much to physically raise the child either. "He's seen Tripp twice in the past four months," Palin also tells In Touch. "He once went an entire year without seeing him at all."
Although Johnston, 21, has maintained that the entire Palin family has made it nearly impossible for him to see his son, the former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant says otherwise. "I wish Levi would be like, 'Hey Bristol, can I have Tripp for the weekend?'" she says. "I would be so willing and glad to do that. He continues to lie." As for her son's future little brother or sister, Palin adds that she worries Johnston's irresponsibility will only come back to haunt Tripp years from now. "I don't want him to go to elementary school with 10 half-siblings," she tells the magazine. "That would really affect him. I hope that this child is raised with two parents. He needs to step up to the plate and be there. I thought he had learned his lesson the first time."
More Celebrity Features on Yahoo!:
- Sarah Palin Helps 'Today' Repel the Couric Challenge
- Tony Romo, Candice Crawford's Son Hawkins: New Details!
- Devastated Sherri Shepherd Skips Interviews After 'DWTS' Ouster