Comedy lovers! Chelsea HandlerShe knew her boyfriend. Jo Koy, for nearly 20 years before they started dating — but their romance happened right on time.
During an October 2021 episode of her “Dear Chelsea” podcast, Handler admitted that she may have had feelings for Koy when he was a regular guest on her late-night talk show, Chelsea LatelyE! from 2007 to 2014, but she “suppressed” them.
“By the way, who gives a s–t?” the Vodka, Are You There? It’s Me, Chelsea author said. “Look where we are now. I would’ve ruined it if I had those feelings earlier, probably.”
They spent their time working together. Chelsea LatelyKoy was often the host’s antagonist. She now believes that it was her inability to express how she felt about the standup comedian.
“In retrospect that was my version of flirting,” Handler told E! News on the red carpet of the People’s Choice Awards in December 2021. “I think I was so out of touch with my own emotions that that was my currency.”
She added, “He keeps telling me that I’ve been in love this whole time and didn’t know it so I’m just choosing to believe that.”
The New Jersey native also believes that the only reason she’s been able to make things work with the Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American ComboBecause she chose to be first about herself, writer.
“I think you have to be healthy to get healthy, so I had to really dig deep and get my stuff sorted out and then all of a sudden I saw him through a completely different lens,” she said in December 2021. “I was like, ‘Wait a second — that’s my guy, I think.’”
Koy fell in love and they were married. My Horizontal Life author believe that it’s possible to find “The One” — and she wants her fans to believe it too.
“For everyone who is still looking for their person, do not adjust who you are or make yourself smaller to find them. Be patient and never settle for anything less than you deserve,” the Girls behaving badlyIn November 2021, an alum posted via Instagram. “Your person is coming and sometimes — they’ve been standing in front of you the whole time.”
Handler was previously a TV executive Ted HarbertFrom 2006 to 2010, before moving on to hotelier André Balazs2011 They split two years later. She was also linked with rapper 50 Cents2010. Koy shares Joseph Herbert Jr. with his ex-wife Angie King.
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