Just last summer, Kathy Griffin and Levi Johnston hit the town together at the Teen Choice Awards. The duo were all smiles as they walked down the carpet arm in arm. Cut to one year later and Johnston has left the comedienne heartbroken with the news that he's re-engaged to former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol Palin. Suffice to say, Griffin isn't holding up too well.
"You're talking to me at a very emotionally difficult time because my lover, who I thought was my fiance, Levi Johnston, dumped me," she joked at the 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards in L.A.
Of course, Griffin is managing to smile through the pain. She made a video spoofing how she handled the news of Johnston's engagement. In it, with Celine Dion's "All By Myself" playing in the background, Griffin tears apart his Playgirl spread and teases that she may soon set her sights on Taylor Lautner, thanks to his dreamy GQ cover.
"And I've done a YouTube about it and I'm very raw about my feelings of being dumped," she said. "And I think any woman or gay man worth his salt will identify with my raw pain that is very, very serious."
So, Griffin is hoping that fans will stand by her in her pain now that she's got a bunch of projects on the horizon. "It's weird because through the pain, you also see me promoting my show, my Twitter, my books," she teased.
Recently Johnston and Palin spoke to US Weekly about their engagement, explaining that they reconnected three months ago while working on a custody plan for their son Tripp and unexpectedly rekindled their romance. "I really thought we were over," Johnston said. "So when I went, I had no hope. I think we both just started talking — and then we took Tripp for a walk."
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