bristol tripp Sarah Palin supports Bristol emotionally, not financiallyLast month, teen mother Bristol Palin was featured in a PSA advising teens to “pause before you play.” “What if I didn’t come from a famous family?” she asks in the clip. “What
if I didn’t have all their support? What if I couldn’t finish my
education? What if I didn’t have all these opportunities?”

Now, Bristol tells People that the support she receives from mother Sarah Palin and the rest of her family is emotional support, not financial. Bristol’s 16-month-old son with Levi Johnston, Tripp, spends his days with a babysitter while Bristol works. “[My parents] are there for support when I need it emotionally, but I’m
on my own financially. I work an 8 to 5 job, five days a week,” Bristol says.

]]>estimates, but Bristol is learning to provide for her son on her own. “My parents help out, but they’re not at my disposal. I think that’s a huge misconception. Financially, it’s very difficult. I’d say the majority of any paycheck I ever receive is going to Tripp. Child care is very expensive, formula is expensive, diapers are expensive — and you don’t think about that as a kid, at all.” Bristol describes her lifestyle as “just repetitive work constantly,” and though she says her last semester of college was “nearly impossible,” she’s not giving up. “I want to beat that statistic of teen moms not graduating from college.”

Posted by:Carina MacKenzie