updated 01/24/2011 AT 4:05 PM ET
•originally published 01/24/2011 AT 4:15 PM ET
Bristol Palin is managing to be both excited and coy about reports she’s dating a new guy.
When asked on KWHL’s The Bob & Mark Show Friday if she and a 20-year-old Alaska pipeline worker are an item as rumored, she replied, “Are you guys getting personal with me, really?”
But the hosts on the Anchorage-based show pushed her to just admit she has a new boyfriend, helpfully suggesting that she say, “Yeah, you know what, I’m seeing a guy and he’s really great and Tripp loves him and we’re having a really good time and we’re really good friends.”
Palin, 20, responded with a chuckle, “Yeah, we can go with that. I’m thrilled. I love the town that I live in. I love my house. Tripp’s happy; he’s healthy.”