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10/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Levi Johnston: Palin Wanted To Keep Pregnancy Secret

Levi Johnston has spilled more secrets from the Palin household in yet another interview. The father of Bristol Palin's child told Vanity Fair that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin initially wanted to keep her daughter's pregnancy a secret.

Sarah told me she had a great idea: we would keep it a secret--nobody would know that Bristol was pregnant. She told me that once Bristol had the baby she and Todd would adopt him. That way, she said, Bristol and I didn't have to worry about anything. Sarah kept mentioning this plan. She was nagging--she wouldn't give up. She would say, "So, are you gonna let me adopt him?" We both kept telling her we were definitely not going to let her adopt the baby. I think Sarah wanted to make Bristol look good, and she didn't want people to know that her 17-year-old daughter was going to have a kid.

According to Johnston, Palin also rarely attended her son Track's hockey games, and she often complained about her job as governor, saying it was "too hard." She frequently fought with her husband, Todd, who slept in a separate room during the Republican National Convention. And, says Johnston, "there was a lot of talk of divorce in that house ... times when Sarah and Todd would mention it and sound pretty serious."

Johnston said that Sarah Palin repeatedly talked about how much more money she could make writing a book or doing television. (In past interviews, he has said that money was behind her decision to resign.) Palin is currently working on a book.

The full article is available on newsstands nationwide September 8th. Go here for video of the VF photo shoot.

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