Bristol Palin will enter a "trial marriage" — an undertaking known to most of us as "move in with" — with her boyfriend Giacinto "Gino" Paoletti, a 21-year-old pipeline worker with a known proclivity for racist Facebook posts. Naturally, the experience will be filmed as part of Bristol's new Lifetime reality TV show, Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.
"Bristol and Gino are crazy about each other," a source told the National Enquirer. "They've talked about getting married but they think it's a good idea to get a feel for living together before making it official'. Apparently, Bristol thinks her relationship with ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston, the father of her child, might have survived if they had moved in with each other. The source failed to mention whether Bristol also thought broadcasting the experience to millions of Americans would have helped strengthen their connection.
Bristol, of course, steadfastly opposes premarital sex. Will she be able to uphold her vows behind closed (well, sorta-closed) doors? Will Gino stop mocking people with Down Syndrome and his girlfriend's mother's reality TV show (yep, he really did that) on his Facebook page? These might sound like rhetorical questions, but we'll probably find out the answers when the show airs, because OUR COUNTRY IS CRAZY.