The Situation and Bristol Palin have made a sex tape. Well, not really – it’s a PSA about abstinence for the Candie’s Foundation, which Bristol Palin is already …
Teenage pregnancy is a very real concern, and it’s a dicey subject for a celeb to focus on. I get the feeling that Bristol Palin would dearly love to be the “spokesceleb” on this subject judging by her work for the Candie’s Foundation, her role on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and statements she’s made to the media.
However, there’s actually a more legit celebrity who has shown true class in this very complex situation, keeping a low profile as she’s raised her daughter in a small southern town without glamorizing her situation. Instead, she has shown grace under pressure as she walked away from a blossoming career and made the child she gave birth to when she could have been out partying—or cashing in on her celebucause—her true focus.
Jamie Lynn Spears is walking the walk, not just talking the talk.
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In the wake of rumors of a reconciliation between Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin, Johnston is making a public and, ahem, heartfelt apology to the Palin family, particularly Sarah. Whether this public self-flagellation will mean anything to the Palins remains to be seen, but it’s big of him to make the effort. I guess. Or maybe just the politically savvy thing to do, all things considered.
“Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry. Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true,” he tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize.”
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News of Bristol Palin’s impending motherhood at 17 sparked across the media when her mother became a national celebrity as John McCain’s 2008 running mate. She took an exceptional amount of heat for her situation considering her mother’s rather vehement views on abstinence-only sex education and the importance of traditional family values (which presumably means not saying, “I will” before saying “I do”).
Bristol has been a busy girl lately between her work for the Candie’s Foundation, continuing her education, guest-starring on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and, of course, being a mother to her 18-month-old son, Tripp. She recently spoke with Pop Tarts (the entertainment piece of Fox News) about everything from her TV role to how hard breaking the news of her pregnancy to her parents was:
… But breaking the news to her parents was painful for the soon-to-be teen mom.
“It was extremely difficult; I’ll always compare it to labor. I thought it was harder than labor,” she said. “I was just thinking they’d be disappointed, then realizing I’d have to grow up so fast. It was all extremely difficult. Going from a teen to an adult so quickly has been the most challenging part of motherhood.”
I can completely relate to Bristol on this one. Telling my parents I was pregnant at 17 was significantly harder than labor, and it’s funny that I never thought of that analogy myself. I wrote my mom a letter and went and stayed with my best friend for awhile. Bristol, who told her parents face to face, clearly has more guts than I did at 17.