ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Levi Johnston says his relations with Bristol Palin and her family are improving.

The 19-year-old Johnston tells GQ magazine in a story posted on its website Thursday the Palins aren't lying when they say that things are better. Johnston fathered a child with Bristol, the 18-year-old daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate.

But since the couple broke off their engagement, he has complained in national interviews that the Palins were limiting his access to his son Tripp, born Dec. 27.

Johnston also claims in the GQ article Sarah Palin's husband, Todd Palin, offered to buy Bristol a new car if she broke off the relationship.

An email sent to a Palin family spokeswoman was not returned Thursday.

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