False Alarm: Levi Johnston Not the Father of Ex's Baby

The engagement between Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston seems slightly less in jeopardy now

If you're rooting for those crazy kids Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin to make it to the altar, you can breathe a little easier today: contrary to earlier reports, Johnston is not the father of his pregnant ex-girlfriend's baby. On Friday, RadarOnline reported that Lanesia Garcia, 20, was expecting a baby, and that Johnston, 19, was one of three possible fathers. But when Us Weekly talked to Garcia on Saturday morning, she said there's no way that Bristol's fiance is her baby daddy. Furthermore, they haven't been a couple since ninth grade.

"We haven't hung out at all since eighth or ninth grade when we broke up," says Garcia. "I don't know where people are getting this. It's not true at all. Levi is not the father of my baby... Levi and I haven't talked or hung out in years."

Johnston's ex-girlfriend says she knows who the father of her baby is, and he's "really mad" about the RadarOnline story: "He's upset that this whole thing is going on. It's just dumb. We're supposed to be getting ready and be excited; there's no reason for this."

Garcia, who has spoken to the tabloids about Johnston before, also denies being the source of the rumor. "I'm nine months pregnant," she says. "If I wanted people to think that, I would have said something like that when I first found out. I would not say something like that now that I'm getting ready to have my baby. That doesn't make sense."

The rumor was that Palin was reconsidering her wedding plans after learning about Garcia's pregnancy. But Garcia says that she'd have cleared everything up, if only she could get Bristol on the phone. "I wanted to talk to her, but I know she won't talk to me," she explains. "If I could say anything to her, I would love to tell Bristol that it's not true, and that I'm sorry she has had to even deal with all these lies." The last time Garcia talked to the press in 2008, she told News of the World that Palin (her former best friend) had stolen Johnston (her first boyfriend) away from her.

Has this momentary breach of trust put Levi and Bristol's wedding plans in jeopardy? Sounds like Johnston didn't do anything wrong, but this kind of scandalous rumor won't help the happy couple get Sarah Palin's blessing.

Do you think Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin will actually get married? Chime in below!

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