It was an evening of two major firsts.
The same night “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin got drunk for the first time, she also lost her virginity.
According to the Associated Press, the reality television star reveals in her new memoir, “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far,” that she slept with ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston during a camping excursion. The 20-year-old, who now has a little boy named Tripp, claims to have woken up all by herself in the tent with no memory of what had happened.
Palin, a Candies Foundation abstinence spokesperson, says former squeeze Johnston “talked with his friends on the other side of the canvas” while she tried to figure out what had gone on. When she asked Johnston about having intercourse, he said they wouldn’t do the deed again until they tied the knot.
Things didn’t work out this way, as Palin says she and her man became intimate again soon after the camping trip. Palin, who had been on contraceptive pills to treat bad cramps, finally realized she was pregnant in 2008 after taking eight pregnancy tests. (Levi Johnston to write memoir.)
When she told Johnston that they’d be having a child, Palin writes that he responded, “Better be a (expletive) boy.”
Johnston, who has a book, “Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs,” coming out this summer, got his wish for a son. In her book, Palin describes Johnston as a “gnat” who is “constantly spreading false accusations against our family.” Palin also dubs her former beau an egotistic bum “who cheated on me about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates.”
Soon after giving birth at the end of 2008, Palin says she discovered a text message on Johnston’s cell phone that revealed he had been fooling around on her. He admitted to being unfaithful and left the house.
A year and a half later, they made amends and become a couple again. Johnston gave her a ring and they shared the news with Us Weekly magazine, which published a front page feature on their engagement. By the time the story went to print, they were officially over. Johnston said he’d impregnated yet another woman.
“I’d just made a complete fool of myself and given my family the middle finger,” Palin wrote of Johnston.
Palin has signed on with BIO Channel for a new reality show, which is slated to air later this year. Her memoir hits bookstores Tuesday.