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Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston are engaged again

July 14, 2010 |  8:17 am

Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin in 2008 during the Sarah Palin vice presidential campaign Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are engaged again as of two weeks ago, having come back together while working out a custody plan for their 18-month-old son, Tripp, Us Magazine reports exclusively.

The kicker: The two told Us magazine before telling Bristol's parents. Todd and Sarah Palin responded with a statement read on the "Today" show Wednesday: 

Bristol at 19 is now a young adult. We obviously want what's best for our children. Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.

Levi apologized to Sarah and Todd Palin on July 6 for "not completely true" statements he made in the wake of his and Bristol's breakup. People magazine had that exclusive.

Bristol described her response to a day three months ago that made a difference for her and Levi -- a day that Levi says featured talking and then a walk: "When he left that night, we didn’t ...

... hug or kiss, but I was thinking how different it was. He texted me: 'I miss you. I love you. I want to be with you again' ... I was in shock."

The two called off their engagement shortly after Tripp was born in December 2008, when the spotlight of the presidential election, and the McCain-Palin ticket, had faded.

What a difference a walk makes.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin on Sept. 3, 2008, at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. She was pregnant at the time, and they were engaged to be married. Credit: Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press


Love is in the air, it seems -- click and scroll for lots of recent wedding and engagement news.

Related dispatches from the Ministry of Gossip:

Levi Johnston apologizes to Sarah Palin for 'not completely true' statements [poll]

Levi Johnston fights Bristol Palin to make custody battle public -- and wins

Sarah Palin at that gifting suite: Grabby? Not so much

Party boy Levi Johnston is loving life in Hollywood

For Sarah Palin's 'Rogue' book blitz, a Barbara Walters interview

Levi's rep promises 'full johnson' (Did he mean 'full Johnston'?)

That's just a sampling of items about Levi Johnston and Sarah Palin; for more, click those links and scroll back in time.