Sarah Palin’s Future Son-in-Law: From the "Start" He Planned to Marry Bristol

AP Photo: In this Sept. 3, 2008 file photo, Levi Johnston, left, is seen with his girlfriend, Bristol Palin

Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin’s child, is disputing any shotgun wedding scenario. This stand-up guy sets the record straight.

We were planning on getting married a long time ago with or without the kid,” he said. “That was the plan from the start

YahooNews refers to Johnston as “a Wasilla heartthrob,” “an avid hunter,” “dark haired, tall and muscular, sports a bit of stubble and drives a red Chevy Silverado truck. He’d be the perfect cover for Field & Stream.”

Johnston has reportedly dropped out of his last year of high school to work in the oil fields as an apprentice electrician.

Bristol Palin’s baby is due December 18th, and the AP reports that a summer wedding is planned.