Caption: Bristol Palin is happy to be back in Alaska with son Tripp. Credit: In Touch
It seemed Bristol Palin had definitely gone Hollywood after finishing third on Season 11 of "Dancing With the Stars" and then signing on to appear in a reality show along with her friend and fellow "DWTS" contestant Kyle Massey. Though they began filming last fall, the series ended up getting scrapped and the 21-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin quickly realized that there's no place like home, which is why she packed up her bags and moved back to Alaska.
In a new interview with In Touch Weekly, the 21-year-old mom reveals that she decided it was time to leave the Lower 48 in September 2011, when, while riding a mechanical bull at the Saddle Ranch bar in L.A., she was confronted by a man who took issue with her mother's politics.
"I wasn't really into the Hollywood thing," she says. "After that, I just realized that I was over it. I was ready to come home." She also wanted to raise her 3-year-old son, Tripp, in her hometown of Wasilla. "When we're here, Tripp is outside all the time ... his cheeks are always bright red!"
Bristol -- who is currently working as a receptionist at a dermatologist's office in Anchorage -- and her little boy reside on the Palin family's property in an apartment under Sarah's TV studio. "It's great having Bristol here," the former governor of Alaska tells In Touch. "She makes good decisions, and she's always thinking long-term about her and Tripp's future."
As for Tripp's daddy, Levi Johnston, that's another story. "He's not using his visitation, and he's not paying his child support," Bristol sighs.