Levi Johnston Says Breakup Was Mutual

03/12/2009 at 08:30 AM EDT

Levi Johnston Says Breakup Was Mutual
Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin
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Levi Johnston doesn't want you to believe everything you read.

Standing outside his family home in Wasilla, Alaska, Wednesday, the 19-year-old confirmed that the end of his engagement to Bristol Palin was mutual and decided "a while ago." But, he also told the Associated Press that the rumors on the Internet of why and how were inaccurate.

Meanwhile, Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of Gov. Sarah Palin, issued a statement through her mother's political action committee, saying, "Unfortunately, my family has seen many people say and do many things to 'cash in' on the Palin name. Sometimes that greed clouds good judgment and the truth."

The teenagers' infant son, Tripp, was born Dec. 27.

Representatives for Gov. Palin have not returned calls for comment.
– Kristin Boehm

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