Levi Johnston Files For Equal Custody of Son Tripp, 4, With Bristol Palin

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Levi Johnston requests in the court filing to have as much time with his son as Tripp's mother does. Steven Lawton/FilmMagic; Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Sounds like there's a new fight brewing between Bristol Palin and her ex. A new court filing unveiled by the Associated Press on Thursday, Nov. 7, reveals that Levi Johnston recently filed a petition seeking equal custody of his son with Bristol Palin.

Johnston, 23, requests in the court filing to have as much time with his son, Tripp, as the 4-year-old's mother does. The 23-year-old mom and star of Lifetime reality series Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp, however, fired back through her lawyer, who told the AP that Johnston owes a whopping $66,000 in child support as of Oct. 15.

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Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston and their son Tripp in 2010. US Weekly/Getty Images

Johnston and Bristol first made waves leading up to the 2008 presidential election when vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced that her teenage daughter was expecting a baby with her fiance Johnston. The couple continued their rocky relationship — breaking off their engagement weeks after welcoming Tripp in Dec. 2008 and getting re-engaged in July 2010 — and splitting for good in Aug. 2010.

Johnston, who posed for Playgirl in 2010, went on to marry Sunny Oglesby in Oct. 2012 — just one month after his daughter Breeze Beretta Johnston (now 12-months-old), was born. They now live in Wasilla, Ak.

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