bristol levi Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin to marry, Sarah Palin just finding out

We’d be lying if we said we saw this coming. Despite Levi Johnston‘s recent backpedaling on his year-long publicity tour of of Palin-panning, reconciliation with his Northern baby mama never seemed likely.

Now the latest issue of Us Weekly reports that Johnston and Bristol Palin have not only reconciled, they’re getting married. These kids have even made the classy decision to break the news to Bristol’s mother former vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, at the same time as the story’s release. (You know, unless this was actually all orchestrated by her.)

The couple maintained a curt relationship following the January 2009 dissolution of their first engagement, on the heels of baby Tripp’s birth, but recently reconnected three months ago during custody talks about their now 18-month-old son.

]]>UPDATE: Sarah’s sticking to Bristol’s claim that she was not in the loop. Early July 14, she shared a statement on “Today,” saying, “Bristol at 19 is now a young adult. We obviously want what’s best for our children. Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.” Follow Zap2it and MikeyLikesTV on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Us Weekly