Palin's daughter Bristol splits from fiance: report

Levi Johnston talks with his girlfriend Bristol Palin in the VIP box on the floor of the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 3, 2008. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Bristol Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of Alaska’s governor and last year’s Republican vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, has split from her fiance Levi Johnston, celebrity magazine People reported on Wednesday.

The break-up happened “a few weeks ago,” People reported, citing an unnamed source it said was close to the couple.

Bristol, whose pregnancy briefly occupied the headlines during her mother’s vice presidential campaign last year, gave birth to a son named Tripp in December, fathered by Johnston.

The teenage pregnancy was an awkward moment for the vice presidential candidate, whose campaign supported sex education in public schools that encourages abstinence.

A representative from the Alaska governor’s office declined comment on the matter.

Reporting by Yereth Rosen; editing by Mohammad Zargham