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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  • http://EileenS Eileen Steller

    I have never viewed any other reality shows so I may not be the best critic of yours, sorry. I loved the scenes of Alaska. So far, it is the most beautiful state I have visited. As for the house, it seemed more like a museum and not something one would feel comfortable in. Willow was too young to go to California with you and be so far away from Mom,Dad, and her friends. I am sure that she loves you and Tripp but at 17, life should be fun and not revolve around baby sitting especially if it was all day. You both showed exactly how you feel which is a good thing. I will watch again as long as Greta doesn’t have the former govenor of Alaska on her show!!

    • RefudiateObama2012

      You can always DVR it or see it “On Demand”. :-)

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  • lisa
    • RefudiateObama2012

      Idiot alert! Why don’t you get lost? Why don’t you ask why that with all the shows on TV, that idiot took time to review a show of a member of a family that the media keeps painting as irrelevant?

      • aloha43

        What a fool….you don’t even make sense in your rambling.

  • blackbird

    Bristol I have never watched a reality show, ever, but I will take a look at “Life’s a Tripp”, oh and tell your Dad to take it easy on his trainer on the “Stars Earn Stripes”.

  • Maleena

    Love the show Bristol!

  • Alan McCarthy

    Worst example of narcissist partisan boring self- indulgent tripe that America has yet to see on television

    • otlset

      Lol! Yeah I know, Obama’s last speech was a doozy all right! They’re all full of narcissistic BS, but the one with the phony styrofoam Greek columns behind him comes close though, among many.

      • Diggertoo

        Funny…I thought Bristol herself wanted to distance her persona from her mothers political world. All you fans want to keep pulling her back in….isn’t the whole point of Bristol’s “reality” show to prove she is not her mother?

        • otlset

          You’re the one “pulling her back in” here. I was only responding to Alan’s perceptive observation.

      • aloha43

        And why on earth do Palin fans always compare them to President Obama?

        There is no comparison. Palins are stupid grifters, Obama is a gifted professor.

        Yea….keep trying and someday you may believe yourself….LOL

        • otlset

          His post descriptors “narcissist, partisan, boring, self-indulgent, tripe” to knowledgeable people can only refer to the inept, prevaricating, in-over-his-head boob that you and all the rest of the gullible fools who were suckered into voting for him foisted on us to our country’s detriment. We’re going to show him the door come November.

          • Patriot

            I Wouldn’t be so sure about that otlset. And even if Obama loses its not like your side wins with president mittens . Lol.

          • otlset

            Heh, well we might have done better than Romney in my opinion, but you know, lesser of two evils and all that. First things first. Put the fire out first, then start the clean up and rebuilding.

    • aloha43

      I agree with you completely.

  • bellagrazi

    I EFFING LOVE THIS REALITY SERIES, BRISTOL!!! I love your family, I love you, I love Tripp, I love Gino, I love Alaska. (I can see why you’re so smitten with Gino, Bristol! He’s so adorable!) Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your life. I’ll definitely be tuning in every week.

  • http://gawker.com/5691856/willow-palins-homophobic-facebook-freakout notafan

    they should of kept Kyle Massey on the show bc its so boring listening to BP complain about being a single mother… yawn yawn yawn… who is the mysterious family friend that owns the house??? could it be Hannity or greta’s house??

  • g

    Every word you write in this post is a lie, including “and” and “the.”

    • otlset

      I checked out “of” though, and it’s on the level. So therefore sir, I demand you retract your charge!

  • Kim Castro

    Loved the first show! Looking forward to the rest of the series and “On Second Thought”. Praying it’ll be a blessing to many and an eye opener for others….as far as the haters maybe it’ll change their minds.


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