But in no way did I want to send the message that teenage pregnancy was something to endorse, much less glamorize." Bristol gave birth to her son, Tripp Palin, on December 27, 2008.Although Bristol and Johnston were briefly engaged, they separated in March 2009.Outside of school, Palin worked at a local coffee shop for .25 an hour and dreamed of one day opening her own cafe with one of her cousins.
I was like, ' Mom, Mom.' I was bawling my eyes out. ' And I was like, ' I'm pregnant.' And she was like, ' Oh my God.
She was a diligent and hardworking student who is described by her friends as fun and free-spirited.
In 2006, when Sarah Palin was elected governor of Alaska and began splitting her time between Wasilla and Juneau, the state capital, the family had to adjust to life in the public eye.
Holy crap.' But once that part was over with and Tripp was here, it was just like, this baby is a blessing." Sarah Palin wrote about her and her husband's reaction to their daughter's pregnancy in her memoir: "We were not giddy happy that our unwed teenage daughter was pregnant, as the press release suggested.
Todd and I were proud of Bristol's selfless decision to have her baby and her determination to deal with difficult circumstances by taking responsibility for her actions.