Sarah Palin’s future son-in-law Levi Johnston told the AP today that he’s NOT being forced into a shotgun marriage with her daughter Bristol. Levi says he’s loved Bristol for a long time, and that they’ve dated since his freshman year in high school.

“None of that’s true. We both love each other. We both want to marry each other. And that’s what we are going to do. We were planning on getting married a long time ago with or without the kid. That was the plan from the start.”

Levi and Bristol are planning to get married this summer, and their baby is due December 18th. Levi hints that the baby’s a boy, and that he is looking forward to teaching him how to hunt and fish. Levi says “he’ll be everywhere with me.” Levi also says that his infamous Myspace page, which said he was a “redneck who didn’t want kids”, was a joke created by his friends a few years ago.

The 18-year-old hottie has dropped out of high school to take a job on Alaska’s North Slope oil fields as an apprentice electrician. “It’s going to be a lot of hard work, but we can handle it. We’re up for it. I’m excited to have my first kid!” Snark Food says good for Levi and Bristol for not taking the easy way out. We wish them ALL the best!

Levi says he doesn’t know much about Barack Obama, but that he “seems like a nice guy.” He’s rooting hard for Sarah Palin and John McCain, of course. “I just hope she wins,” he told the AP. “She’s my future mother-in-law. She better win.”



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