Bristol Palin, of Dancing With the Stars and teenage motherhood fame, has decided to move away from the cameras and back to Wasilla, Alaska. Completing the switch from reality TV star to working mom Bristol now has a job as a dermatologist’s assistant.
Bristol isn’t just back in Alaska to escape the Hollywood scene, she also thought the move would be good for her three-year-old Tripp, pointing out, “He’s going to be starting preschool soon, so we needed to settle into a routine.”
Bristol’s decision to get out of the spotlight as much as possible for the sake of her son seems brave and smart. The Teen Mom girls might be wise to follow Bristol’s lead and get themselves and their kids away from the cameras and tabloids, though as Amber Portwood’s attempts to break away have illuminated, it might not be as easy as a move and a career change for them.
Bristol’s mom is also supportive of her move, saying, “She makes good decisions, and she’s always thinking long-term about her and Tripp’s future.” Bristol’s currently living in an apartment under Sarah Palin’s TV studio. If nothing else, a move back home means she’ll have a lot more family to help babysit.