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America's most famous teen mom, Bristol Palin, and baby daddy Levi Johnston are getting married -- and this time around, they're reportedly going to wait until the wedding night. According to TMZ, the reunited couple has decided not to have sex before they exchange vows, so that Bristol can stay true to her abstinence pledge. Now that's devotion!
Palin declared her intentions to be celibate when she became a paid spokesperson for teen abstinence in May 2009 -- four months after her son Tripp was born, and two months after her first break-up with Johnston. Keeping that pledge has been a good career move for Palin, who reportedly gets paid between $15,000 and $30,000 for giving pro-abstinence speeches. And at this point in her life, between finishing her education, supporting herself and caring for a one-year-old, Palin probably hasn't had many opportunities to be tempted.
But her pledge has invited some skepticism: Oprah Winfrey, of all people, told Bristol in January that "It's nobody's business when you choose to have sex" and gave her a chance to retract her pledge on the Oprah show. The teenager, seated next to mother Sarah, refused to budge, saying abstinence was "a realistic goal." Bristol has since recorded a pro-abstinence PSA and spoken about the consequences of teen pregnancy on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Johnston, on the other hand, has taken no such pledge: he spent the months after the break-up milking his good looks and incidental fame with cheeky public appearances as a faux-date for comic Kathy Griffin -- and most famously, in a racy photo shoot for Playgirl. But it's nice to think that, after he tasted stardom, he ran right back to his smalltown girl in Wasilla, Alaska, and the baby he left behind. Even if being celibate is part of the deal.
Of course, the wait won't last forever; it won't even last two months, if Bristol has her way. The couple is hoping to tie the knot in the next six weeks. We don't know if the bride plans on wearing white -- but the groom reportedly plans on wearing camouflage.
Do you think it's a good idea for Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston to wait until they're married to have sex (again)? Chime in below!
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