America’s Most Famous Teen Mom is featured on the pages of the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. Bristol Palin, now 19, says despite her messy and public breakup with beefcake baby daddy Levi Johnston, she’s confident she’ll one day find a man who will love her and embrace her son Tripp, 1.
Things are certainly looking up for the oldest daughter of GOP cheerleader Sarah Palin. Bristol recently inked a deal with Single Source Speakers and will command up to $30,000 for speaking engagements. In addition, Bristol also works as a medical assistant and serves as an ambassador for The Candie’s Foundation to fully support herself and her baby.
Harper’s Bazaar captures an intimate family scene with Bristol and Tripp in a tea party-themed fashion spread, snapped by celebrity photog Danielle Levitt and featuring gowns by Carolina Herrera, Lanvin, Isaac Mizrahi, and Michael Kors.
Take a look at Bristol’s life as a single mom in the latest edition of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands June 1.
Bristol On Getting Pregnant At 17: “It’s not like we all sat down and were like, ‘Alright, here’s the birds and the bees.’ Truly, my parents just assumed that I wasn’t doing anything. And it was a shock for us all. It was kind of humiliating. . .Great, I’m 17 years old, I’m 40 pounds overweight with a big belly on me, all my friends are at school watching this on the news. This kind of sucks.”
On Being A Working Single Mother: “I’m on my own. I’m really proud of it. I’m a hard worker.” “I don’t have time for friends or anything like that. It’s just like, Right, crap, there is a hockey game tonight that I want to go to but I can’t. Or, I do have to go to work today, because I’ve got bills to pay.”
On Levi Johnston: “He is a stranger to me. It’s just dirty laundry.”
On Dating: “I’m in no rush. One day I’ll find a nice guy.”
On her son Tripp: “I thought I would be somewhere warm at college with my friends, but that was definitely not possible with having Tripp. I love my baby more than anything. He’s like a Gerber baby. He’s the cutest baby in the whole world…I just want Tripp to be happy and healthy.”