Bristol Palin sends Levi Johnston's new baby flowers 'from Tripp'
"I don't talk to him much, but I just sent him some flowers from Tripp because that is Tripp's little half-sibling and I just want the best for them," Palin told Access Hollywood.
Palin and Johnston's son Tripp turns four in December, and he remains her top priority: "I want [Tripp] to have a relationship with anyone who's going to be a good, positive influence on his life," she says.
She's rehearsing for the new season of "Dancing" in Phoenix instead of Los Angeles, partly to be in a more "family-friendly environment" for Tripp. And Palin remains conscious of spending as much time with him as she can. "[Rehearsal] doesn't take that much time away from him -- just three, four hours a day. I don't think it's a lot," she says. "And he's usually doing activities anyways, and in hockey and stuff like that, so he's busy himself. So I think it's a good little break away from him."
Palin is psyched to get back to dancing, and maybe win over some of the critics from her first stint. "I think I'm in a lot better shape than last time and hopefully that will give me more confidence," she says. "I gained a lot of confidence through the show and I'm not a 19-year-old kid anymore, and I think that'll help us this time."
"Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" premieres Sept. 24 on ABC. Will you be watching?