Levi Johnston, who famously fathered a child with Bristol Palin, is going to welcome baby no. 2.
Johnston’s girlfriend, Sunny Oglesby, is pregnant, Us Weekly reported on Tuesday, April 3, quoting his rep. Oglesby, a blonde, 20-year-old preschool teacher, and Johnston live in Wasilla, Alaska, the hometown of former Alaska governor and Republican star Sarah Palin and her family.
ABC News quoted a a source close to Johnston as saying that Oglesby is “about four or five months” along. They have not spoken publicly about the pregnancy.
Bristol Palin was 18 when she gave birth out of wedlock to Johnston’s son Tripp, who is now 3. Oglesby uses a photo of her, Johnston and a boy who resembles Tripp as her Facebook profile photo. She also posted a public picture of her and Johnston on may 25, writing: “Lol Love my dork!”
Bristol Palin’s teenage pregnancy was seen by many as a controversial issue during Sarah Palin’s vice presidential campaign in 2008. She and Johnston were engaged that year. They called their engagement in 2009, the year Johnston posed for Playgirl magazine. They became engaged again in July 2010 and then broke up for good weeks later. Oglesby announced on her Facebook page that December that she and Johnston were in a relationship.
In 2011, Johnston released a tell-all book about the Palins, saying that his ex-fiance’s pregnancy was not an accident. Bristol Palin called him a “gnat” in her own memoir, in which she also revealed that she lost her virginity to him while drunk on wine coolers.
after she gave birth, Bristol Palin became a teenage pregnancy prevention advocate, earning up to $30,000 to public appearances. She was paid $262,500 in 2009 to advocate against teen pregnancy and talk about sex abstinence on behalf of the Candie’s Foundation.
Bristol Palin, who is now 21, appears to nowadays be concentrating on her entertainment career. She competed on “Dancing With The Stars” in 2010 and recently inked a deal to star in her own reality show with her son. The series, called “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp,” is set to debut on the female-oriented Lifetime Network later this year. Sarah Palin, who once headlined her own Discovery Channel reality series called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” will appear in person on her daughter’s show, a Lifetime spokesperson told OnTheRedcarpet.com.
The politician on Tuesday appeared on NBC’s “Today” show as a guest co-host and commentator to talk about the 2012 presidential election. Her daughter praised her on her blog, saying: “My mom definitely proves you can be in the lamestream media without being of the lamestream media.”
(Pictured above: Levi Johnston arrives at the Teen choice Awards in Universal City, California on Aug. 10, 2010.)