Comedian Kathy Griffin brought Levi Johnston, the 19-year-old father of Bristol Palin's baby, as her date to Sunday's Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif.
Griffin, 48, joked that the two have been dating for some time.
"Long-distance relationships are not easy, especially when he's in his igloo and I'm in my Hollywood tower," she said.
Johnston was visiting from Alaska for a “Vanity Fair” photo shoot.
"I just, you know, look at her, shut up and do what I'm told," Johnston said when asked about being Griffin’s date.
He also told “E! News” that 7-month-old son Tripp is "doing really good."