Why I Did a Reality TV Show

Welcome new “Life’s a Tripp” fans!

I’m so happy that my new Lifetime reality show called “Life’s a Tripp” has finally debuted!  I hope everyone enjoyed it.  What did you think?

I’ve heard many of you ask a similar question: why did I decide to do a reality television show?  Well, in many ways, I’m just like everyone else.  I’m a young woman trying to make my way in this sometimes complicated world.  I’m a single mom, I work at a dermatology office, and I’m trying to fix up a house I bought near my parents’ house.

You know my parents?  Yes, that’s what makes my life interesting to people. I’m a part of one of America’s most famous – and sometimes controversial – families.

When Lifetime approached me about doing a show, I was a little hesitant.  After all, what could possibly be entertaining about my life taking Tripp to and from hockey lessons?  Of course, life always contains unexpected twists and turns.  And the Lifetime cameras – which I never got used to! – caught a lot of little adventures on film.  You’ve probably seen the so-called “bar fight” I got into after some guy called my mom a name?  Well, the series will also introduce you to a charity I worked for in Los Angeles, will show you some of my good friends, and let you see how I really responded to Levi’s book.

It was fun experience, and I’m excited about seeing it all unfold with you viewers at home.  But I’ve already seen some of the footage, and I’ve learned one thing.

It’s crazy to see your own life revealed on a screen.  While watching it, I realized that sometimes I didn’t respond quite right to situations.  Sometimes I reacted too strongly, and sometimes not strongly enough.

That’s why I’m going to do a weekly blog post every week called “On Second Thought.” These posts are where I will go over the episodes as I process the issues presented… and my thoughts on them now that I’ve seen them aired.  Expect the first one tomorrow!

I hope you’ll join me for these weekly posts – which will undoubtedly be part-confession, part-explanation, and part-celebration of my life right now!

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  • Becky

    I liked it a lot.

  • Beth Laurel

    Bristol, I admire the way you stood up for your mother when the bar patron was really bad mouthing her. That took tremendous courage and you showed him you were the bigger person. I will definitely keep watching and reading your blogs.

  • R Lauk

    I saw your show on Lifetime last night. I thought it was great and wish you and your family the best. I liked the way you handled that idiot in the bar who was saying mean and horrible things about you and your mom. Try and remember that there are some mean, jealous and very little people in the world who are not worth your time getting upset over. I know it is hard, but it will help in the long run to not let them affect you and your son. And your son is a doll. Good luck with the terrible 2′s and 3′s. Eventually it gets better. I am recording the series so I don’t miss any episodes. :)

  • Ben

    Thanks Bristol. I enjoyed the show a great deal. Your strength in the face of such difficult things is inspirational. I’d love to have some of that strength myself most days. I’ll be enjoying each episode of your show.

    Continue being an inspiration of strength, and karma will undoubtedly reward you!

    Many Blessings! ~ Ben

  • https://www.facebook.com/#!/mrextremist Terrance A.

    The show was a little intellectual to me. However. that rudeful guy ruined the show for me just as he ruined your night during that scene.

  • Patsy Carlisle

    Loved the show. Tripp is a doll and I can tell he has his mother’s heart. Enjoy, these terrible 2′s will fly by and he will be going off to college before you know it. I think you did the right thing in defending your mother. The guy was a terrible jerk. God Bless

  • Sue Lynn

    I loved your show. I’m proud of you Bristol. I’m hooked can’t wait to see the rest!!!!

  • http://facebook Peggy

    I really enjoyed your show , I have a daughter a few months older then you who is a single Mom as well with no help from the deadbeat dad who is on the run cause he doesnt want to pay childsupport so I feel for ya !!! I see how much my daughter struggles trying to make ends meat it isnt easy being a single Mom but like you she has her family to help her out. Our family is very much like yours except we aren’t famous.

    • Allison

      Does your daughter have a millionaire mother and make hundreds of thousands of dollars herself? I don’t think it’s the same. Not your typical “teen mom” I’d say. Don’t think Bristol is missing Levi’s measly pennies. Tripp earns his own keep, don’t you think? His name is in the title, and his life is turned upside down. He definitely deserves a cut.

      • RefudiateObama2012

        Allison, you must lead a miserable life. Why else would you show up here for the sole purpose of dissing Bristol? Keep in mind that visiting someone’s blog is almost like visiting someone’s home. People with class behave themselves and show their host respect.

  • http://AOL Wanda

    I enjoyed your show. I disliked the man at the bar who made comments about you and your mom. I love your mom and wishes she would run for president. Can’t wait to see your next show.. I don’t want to miss any episodes. You seem to be a wonderful mom so pay no attention to what negative people say. Those kind of people are just haters of everything. As long as you know you are doing what’s right, don’t worry about what people think. You are a beautiful lady with a beautiful son..

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