Bristol Palin Struggles as Single Mother on Show
By ROBERT PACE
June 11, 2012
Bristol Palin's life dramatically changed when her mother, Sarah, was chosen as the Republican nominee for Vice President in the 2008 presidential race and the spotlight was pointed on her family. In the sneak peek for Bristol's new reality show, we see how difficult it can be for her to raise her son, Tripp, on her own.
In the featured clips above, we first see a candid side to the Palin family as Bristol and her sister, Willow, are embarrassed by their mother when she gives them advice for their move to California with Tripp. However, it's not all smiles for Bristol when she makes the trek to California.
Although she and her sister are fortunate enough to stay in their mother's friend's lavish home until they find an apartment, Bristol's move to California doesn't turn out exactly as she had planned when her sister decides to leave her and the baby behind.
Feeling abandoned by her sister, who is very nonchalant about leaving her alone, Bristol breaks down in tears at the fact that her son will have nobody there for him but her if Willow leaves.
Bristol then begs her sister to stay with her in California and help her raise Tripp, who she has been raising as a single mother since 2010.
Check out the full sneak peek of Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp, which premieres June 19 at 10 p.m. on Lifetime.