Bristol Palin lost her seven-year custody battle with her ex-fiancé, Levi Johnston.
Johnston announced the news in a Facebook post on Wednesday, saying the $100,000 in legal fees was worth it to have joint custody of his 7-year-old son, Tripp, with Bristol Palin.
“I’m so happy to have my son in my life, and to put all this back in (sic) forth in the courts behind me,” Johnston wrote in the post.
Bristol, 25, and the Palin family reportedly made it very difficult for Johnston to see his son following his widely publicized break-up with the former Alaska governor’s daughter in 2010, ending a tumultuous on-again-off-again young romance.
In 2009, Johnston announced he would sue Palin for custody and in 2010 the estranged pair came to an agreement that would allow Johnston to see Tripp for several hours on Saturdays and Wednesdays, according to EOnline.
The agreement was never finalized by the courts so in 2013, Johnston filed a petition for at least equal custody of Tripp.
Johnston has two other children, Breeze Johnston, 3, and Indy Johnston, with his wife, Sunny Oglesby.