Levi Johnston Apologizes to the Palin Family

Finally, the nightmarish rift between Levi Johnston and the family of his baby mama, Bristol Palin, may be over!

A mountain of unpleasant sentiments have been publicly expressed between Johnston and the family of former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin since Johnston split with Sarah’s daughter shortly after the birth of their son Tripp in late 2008. Johnston, who at one point was shopping a tell-all book on the former First Family of Alaska, accused Sarah and husband Todd of ogre-like parenting. Sarah, meanwhile, had some not-so-kind words about Johnston’s decision to pose in Playgirl.

But Johnston has extended an olive branch via—what else?—the media, offering a public apology through People magazine:

“Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry. Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true…I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize.”

Wow; if this divide can be bridged, perhaps there’s hope for eventual peace in the Middle East after all. And who knows; maybe Johnston’s mea culpa means that he and Bristol really have rekindled their romance.

Now if only Bristol will publicly apologize to the rest of us for deciding to get into the acting game.