Levi Johnston , the boyfriend of Governor Sarah Palin’s pregnant 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, will reportedly attend the Republican National Convention in St.Paul, Minnesota, according to The Associated Press.
The 18-year-old’s mother, Sherry Johnston, said that Levi left Alaska on Tuesday morning to join the Palin family at the convention, where the first-term governor will be speaking Wednesday night (September 3) as the vice-presidential running mate of Senator John McCain.
Johnston admitted that she is nervous about the pressure the media scrutiny will put on her son, as planning to be a teenage father is difficult enough without the whole world watching. She added, however, that the couple had been planning to get married before they discovered Bristol was pregnant . “This is just a bonus,” she said.
Johnston confirmed that Levi, a former high school hockey player, is no a longer student, but she wouldn’t confirm any more details about her son.
“This is out of my league,” Sherry said. “I’m just a country gal, and I want to keep it that way.”
Meanwhile, a Palin relative spoke to People magazine about Bristol and Levi. “He’s a good guy,” the source said. “They’ll be good together.”
The relative added that the pregnancy had not been a secret to those closest to the couple. “They kind of let everyone know [last May], and word traveled quick,” the relative said. “We were surprised, but everyone is positive.”
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