Palin, Johnston, and Tripp in 2010. (US Weekly/Getty Images)
Perhaps that's why just days after Johnston gushed about starting a family with Oglesby since Palin never lets him see Tripp, 3, Palin told TMZ that he owes her $38,500 in unpaid child support. According to Palin's lawyer, unemployed Johnston hasn't forked over a cent to help raise Tripp in nearly two years. And he hasn't done much to physically raise the child either. "He's seen Tripp twice in the past four months," Palin also tells In Touch. "He once went an entire year without seeing him at all."
Although Johnston, 21, has maintained that the entire Palin family has made it nearly impossible for him to see his son, the former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant says otherwise. "I wish Levi would be like, 'Hey Bristol, can I have Tripp for the weekend?'" she says. "I would be so willing and glad to do that. He continues to lie." As for her son's future little brother or sister, Palin adds that she worries Johnston's irresponsibility will only come back to haunt Tripp years from now. "I don't want him to go to elementary school with 10 half-siblings," she tells the magazine. "That would really affect him. I hope that this child is raised with two parents. He needs to step up to the plate and be there. I thought he had learned his lesson the first time."
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