A former Playgirl model, Johnston accused the Palin family, including Bristol's mother, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, of keeping his son from him, ever since his bitter 2010 split from Bristol. "That's a family," Johnston told The Insider's Brook Anderson earlier this year when discussing the "big role" he believes the politician played in her daughter's decision-making. "I know I listen to my family, so I'm sure [Sarah] does have some part in [keeping Tripp away]."
Calling off his engagement to Bristol in 2010 -- two years after Tripp was born -- Johnston has said he never intended to become a second-time dad so soon with new love Oglesby. "There was a time we went to the cabin and forgot the birth control pills, and a month later we found out we were having a baby," he told Inside Edition of Oglesby, who also resides in Wasilla.
Of Palin, Johnston sniped to E! News in 2011: "[She] wanted to have a baby. It all happened on purpose, and I was dumb enough just to roll with it."