Levi Johnston's refusal to take ex-girlfriend Bristol Palin's calls or meet with her in person was recently played out on Palin's new Lifetime show, "Life's A Tripp." But according to his new girlfriend, Johnston had good reason to be so elusive.

According to Sunny Oglesby, who's currently pregnant with Johnston's second child, Johnston refused to answer Palin's calls in order to avoid becoming big a focus of her reality show, RumorFix reports. Oglesby said Johnston's manager warned him not to answer when Palin called, because "she just wants to argue and fight on camera for her reality show."

Johnston and Palin have had a tumultuous relationship since breaking up in July 2010. At that time, Palin slammed Johnston, claiming he was "obsessed with the limelight." Johnston fired back in 2011 with In The Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs, a tell-all book that depicted a dysfunctional Palin family and portayed Bristol as desperate to get pregnant.

Palin's reality show has struggled since it debuted June 19. After just two weeks' of airtime, the show was bumped from its 10 p.m. slot on Lifetime to be replaced by reruns of "Dance Moms."

Palin's mother, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, had much better luck in the reality TV realm. The debut of her 2010 show "Sarah Palin's Alaska" drew 5 million viewers on TLC.

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  • July 2004 With Mom Sarah And Sisters Piper & Willow

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  • September 2008 In St. Louis, Mo.

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  • September 2008 At The Republican National Convention

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  • September 2008 With Levi Johnston In Minneapolis

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  • August 2008 At Ohio Campaign Rally

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  • May 2009 At Candie's Foundation Event

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  • May 2010 With Drew Pinksy At 'Teen Mom Tell All' Conference

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  • May 2010 At Candie's Foundation Event

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  • July 2010 With Levi Johnston And Son Tripp

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  • September 2010 At 'Dancing With The Stars' Premiere

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  • September 2010 In Workout Gear

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  • October 2010 With Mario Lopez

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  • November 2010 At 200th Episode Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

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  • November 2010 Leaving 'Good Morning America'

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  • December 2010 On ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars"'

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  • February 2011 At Reagan Ranch Center

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  • April 2011 With Aunt Molly McCann

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  • April 2011 At MSNBC After-Party

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  • May 2011 At Candie's Foundation Event

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  • July 2011 With Colbie Caillat

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