The former vice-presidential candidate and governor of Alaska has issued an official statement about the birth of her first grandchild, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. Daughter Bristol Palin, 18, and Bristol's fiancé, Levi Johnston, welcomed a son on Dec. 27.
"We are over the moon with the arrival of this healthy, beautiful baby," says Palin. "The road ahead for this young couple will not be easy, but nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Bristol and Levi are committed to accomplish what millions of other young parents have accomplished, to provide a loving and secure environment for their child."
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The governor went on to say, "When Bristol and Levi first told us the shocking news that she was pregnant, to be honest, we all at first looked at the situation with some fear and a bit of despair. Isn't it just like God to turn those circumstances into such an amazing, joyful blessing when you ask Him to help you through?"
The official statement also includes a quote from new mom Bristol, who "obviously" doesn't support teen pregnancy: "Teenagers need to prevent pregnancy to begin with—this isn't ideal. But I'm fortunate to have a supportive family which is dealing with this together. Tripp is so perfectly precious; we love him with all our hearts. I can't imagine life without him now."
In addition to parenting, the statement mentions that Bristol is finishing up her senior year in high school and "looks forward to continuing her record of good grades and high achievement." Levi, meanwhile, is getting his high school degree online and working as an apprentice to an electrician in Alaska.