Bristol Palin's life is heating up, and not just because she bought a house in Arizona.
The 20-year-old mom admitted in a radio interview this morning that she has a new man in her life (and Sarah Palin probably approves, because he's a good ole Alaskan).
"Are you guys getting personal with me, really?" Bristol replied, when the hosts of the Anchorage-based Bob &Mark show on KWHL-FM inquired about her rumored pipeline-worker beau.
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The hosts helpfully suggested she says something like, "'Yeah, you know what, I'm seeing a guy and he's really great and Tripp loves him and we're having a really good time and we're really good friends.'"
To which Bristol laughed, and said, "Yeah, we can go with that. I'm thrilled. I love the town that I live in. I love my house. Tripp's happy. He's healthy."
Not true, she reiterated, was the story about her agreeing to release baby daddy Levi Johnston from his child-support obligations in exchange for changing Tripp's last name to Palin.
She said she discussed changing their son's last name about two years ago, but the little one is still a Johnston, she explained.
"Yeah, I've asked Levi to do it many different times, just get it out of the way, just sign over his parental rights, but I don't know if he will or if he wants to right now," Bristol said.
"Since Dancing With the Stars, he's seen [Tripp], at the most, three times," she added. "It's like, four hours, I think. It's unfortunate for Tripp."
Well, perhaps Mr. Pipeline will pick up some of the slack.