Amidst rumors of a rekindled romance between teenage parents Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin comes a public statement of apology from baby daddy to momma's family... a Sorry-Mrs-Jackson moment by way of Wasilla, Alaska. Bristol, Levi And Tripp: One Big Happy Family?
"Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry," he begins in his statement to People magazine.
"Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true."
Things... What things, Levi? Do tell.
Was it the rumor you started that Sarah Palin and former First Dude Todd's marriage was on the skids? That the former Alaskan governor was looking to trade her seat for "triple the money" via book and TV deals? Or, was it the fan favorite "where's my retarded baby?" comment? Is that want you need to apologize for? [Chuckle] Palin Wanted Daughter's Pregnancy To Stay Hush
Who knows? As Gawker points out, Levi doesn't name specifics, so there's still room to dream.
Nevertheless, it's still a step in the right direction for the new father. A step that Bristol quickly embraced in her own statement shortly after, which read "Part of co-parenting is creating healthy and honest relationships between the parents. Tripp one day needs to know the truth and needs to know that even if a mistake is made the honorable thing to do is to own up to it." Levi Johnston Hides His Moose Nugget In Playgirl
And so he sort of is, but why? To win back the hand of Bristol? To keep his name in the news? Because it's the right thing to do?
Here, he addresses that too:
"I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize.
"So to the Palin family in general and to Sarah Palin in particular, please accept my regrets and forgive my youthful indiscretion. I hope one day to restore your trust."
Think he'll be invited to Thanksgiving dinner this year?