updated 07/13/2010 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/14/2010 AT 8:30 AM ET
It’s been a tumultuous couple of years for Bristol Palin and her ex-fiancé Levi Johnston – but she says the two are looking to change all that, and possibly in a very big way.
Following Johnston’s recent public apology, in which he admits he “said things about the Palins that were not completely true,” Bristol, 19, tells PEOPLE in its new issue, “I forgive him for what he did. He was young, mad, misguided. We’re moving on.”
Amid reports that the two are planning to tie the knot – a move they reputedly have yet to run by her parents – Bristol, who did not wear an engagement ring during her conversation with PEOPLE, replied to the question of if they would marry: “Yeah. I mean, I don’t really want to get into detail about what’s in store for our future, because who knows? But all I’d like to say about it is, hopefully we will be a family.”