Sarah Palin a Bit Heartbroken by Levi's "Aspiring Porn" Career

Levi Johnston has an open invitation to Thanksgiving dinner, but his former future mother-in-law doesn't think he's in a "healthy place"

By Natalie Finn Nov 17, 2009 2:55 AMTags

How dare Levi Johnston say Sarah Palin never went to a hockey game!

As Oprah Winfrey ticked off a list of unflattering things that Johnston has said about the Palin family since splitting up with baby mama Bristol, it appeared to be the attack on her hockey-mom status that stuck with the former governor of Alaska during her recent sit-down on Oprah, which aired today.

"So many of the inconsistencies...That's Levi's gig right now. And I really don't want to comment on that because he's on a road that's not a healthy place to be. He's a teenager."

When Winfrey first mentioned the 19-year-old father of Palin's grandson, Tripp, the Going Rogue: An American Life author kinda grimaced, but pressed on despite her distaste for "some of the things he's doing."

"I don't think a national television show is the place to discuss some of the things he's doing and saying," she said of the recent Playgirl poser.

"And by the way, I don't know if you call him Levi. I hear he goes by the name 'Ricky Hollywood' now," she joked. "If that's the case, we don't want to mess up the gig he's got going. Kind of this aspiring porn...It's a bit heartbreaking to see the road that he is on right now."

So Palin is "continuing to hope for the best and pray" for her onetime future son-in-law.

But, Winfrey pressed, she "must have been a little pissed" when Levi went around saying things like Sarah Palin isn't a good parent, that Bristol practically raised her sister, Piper, and that Sarah and Todd Palin don't get along.

"I was disappointed in those who were handling him and sending him onto these stages to discuss things that aren't true," Palin insisted. "The whole premise of Levi having lived with Bristol is false and from there, though, you take that foundational untruth and you can kind of measure all the other things that he's saying."

Before extending Levi an open invitation to "Aunt Katie's house for Thanksgiving dinner in Washington," Palin insisted that things weren't as broken between her family and Kathy Griffin's favorite piece of arm candy as they seem.

"This can all work out for good," she said confidently. "It really can. We don't have to keep going down this road of controversy and drama all the time. We're not really into the drama. We don't really like that…We have other things to think about."

Of course, she wouldn't admit whether or not those "other things" included a possible run for the presidency in 2012.


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