Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston Broke Off Engagement

Posted on March 11, 2009

Bristol Palin and her fiance Levi Johnston have broken up.
The split happened "a few weeks ago," according to a source close to the couple, but it's unclear what precipitated it. "It was a mutual thing," adds the source. Bristol, the 18-year-old daughter of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, spoke with FOX News in February and told Greta Van Susteren that she and Levi who are parents to 2-month-old son, Tripp expected to get married after they completed high school.

"It kind of just happened," says the source, referring to the split. "I thought they would stick it out. But I think they can work together to raise Tripp." "I'm not sure what caused [them to break up] it's common knowledge," says another source who knows the family. Despite the breakup, Levi still sees the couple's son. Levi's dad, Keith Johnston, told PEOPLE recently that his son is a devoted and "proud father."
Other sources say Levi isn't being allowed to see Trip and things are anything but amicable. Bristol's mom, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, is in Juneau with Piper and baby Trig during the legislative session.