Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin, the teenage daughter of Governor Sarah Palin, have broken off their engagement, he said on Wednesday, about two-and-a-half months after the couple had a baby.Johnston, 19, told The Associated Press that he and 18-year-old Bristol Palin mutually decided "a while ago" to end their relationship. He declined to elaborate as he stood outside his family's home in Wasilla, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Anchorage.
|This September 3, 2008 file photo shows Bristol Palin, daughter of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and her boyfriend Levi Johnston at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota.|
He also said some details of the breakup, rumors of which had been swirling on the Internet, were inaccurate.
Bristol Palin said in a statement issued through a spokeswoman for her mother's political action committee that she was "devastated."
"Unfortunately, my family has seen many people say and do many things to 'cash in' on the Palin name," she said. "Sometimes that greed clouds good judgment and the truth."
The two teens are the parents of a boy named Tripp, who was born December 27.
Sarah Palin revealed her daughter's pregnancy just days after being named John McCain's running mate on the Republican presidential ticket.
In an interview that aired on Fox News last month, Bristol Palin said her fiance saw the baby every day and described him as a "hands-on" dad.
The two had said they were considering a summer wedding.