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When Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston announced their re-engagement in Us Weekly, they claimed that they hadn't told Sarah Palin yet. Apparently, they didn't tell Levi's family either -- and his mom and sister are still reeling from the news.
"You would think a normal family would call you and say, 'Hey, I just got engaged!,'" Levi's younger sister Mercede Johnston told Inside Edition."But no. We found out through the media, which is a little heartbreaking and I think it's kind of rude."
As for Levi's mother Sherry Johnston -- whose 2008 arrest for selling drugs didn't win her any favor with the Palins -- she's worried about being cut out of her grandson Tripp's life forever. "I would be absolutely devastated if I wasn't invited to the wedding," said Sherry, 43. "They should elope if they can't have the Johnstons and the Palins together. But don't leave us out of it. That would kill me."
While Sherry seems to at least approve of Bristol and Levi's reunion -- "I knew all along that Levi had loved Bristol," she says -- Mercede refuses to give them the benefit of the doubt. Levi's sister has been an outspoken critic of Bristol since the break-up, blogging that Bristol is "controlling" and got pregnant on purpose. And now that Levi and Bristol are suddenly back together, her suspicions have been raised.
"I don't think it's sincere," Mercede theorizes. "I think there's something going on. "Since he and Bristol got together, I haven't heard a word from him... I think there's something more to it than just love. Whether it's shutting Levi up because he has information on the Palins..." Mercede's skepticism has been shared by the media, who've speculated such wedding motives as an unplanned second pregnancy and a future reality show.
As for Bristol, she tells People that she's already planning on giving Tripp "a brother or sister, eventually" because she loves being in a house full of kids. If that's the case, we think she'd better hurry up and reconcile with the Johnstons; she's going to need the babysitting help!
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