Levi Johnston: Sarah Palin Had a "Cougar Crush" on Me

Celebrity Moms Sep. 23, 2011 AT 3:08PM
Levi Johnston: Sarah Palin Had a "Cougar Crush" on Me Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/VF11/WireImage; ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty

Grizzly mom on the prowl!

Bristol Palin might have been the one who used to date Levi Johnston, but Sarah Palin also had her own "cougar crush" on the teen!

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In an interview with E! News that aired Thursday, the 21-year-old Wasilla, Alaska native discussed the former Vice Presidential candidate's flirtation with him. "When I was growing up, some of my friends were like [Sarah Palin's behavior towards you] seems kinda weird," he said. "They were like, 'I think she likes you.'"

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Johnston said his "ghost writers" for his tell-all book Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs (which came out Tuesday) pointed out the 47-year-old former Governor of Alaska had the hots for him. "[They said] to me, 'Hey! I think she had a cougar crush on you.'"

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"Looking back, and knowing what everybody's been telling me now, I'd say yeah, [she did have a cougar crush on me]," he said. "[But] she never like tried to touch me or anything bad like that." 

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Johnston also talked to E! about Bristol's pregnancy. (The duo welcomed son Tripp in 2008.) "Bristol wanted to have a baby," he said. "It all happened on purpose, and I was dumb enough just to roll with hit."

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