'It's another beginning': Chelsea Handler announces split from Jo Koy after one year of dating
TV host Chelsea Handler, known for her late-night talk show 'Chelsea Lately', has announced her split with comedian Jo Koy via Instagram. The couple had been dating for almost a year.
Handler posted a video on Instagram that the couple had initially intended to share on their one-year anniversary. She captioned the video, "It is with a heavy heart to announce that we have decided together that it is best for us to take a break from our relationship right now." "I know many of you were invested in our love, and I wanted to express to you how much that meant to both of us. How much it still means. And how much I now believe in love for each one of us," she further wrote.
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In the heartfelt Instagram post, Handler wrote that Koy had "blew my heart open with love," adding, "He renewed my faith in men, in love, in being 100% who I am, and I’ve never been more optimistic for the future. Jo- you blew my creativity open, my lust for working hard again, being on the road again, and you reminded me who I was and always have been, and my feet have never been more firmly planted in the ground."
Looking toward an optimistic future, Handler mentioned in the post, "This is not an ending. It’s another beginning, and it’s a comfort to know that I am still loved and love this man the way the sun loves the moon and the moon loves the sun. YOUR PERSON IS COMING." She asked fans to "please continue to root for both of us, because you never know what life will bring."
Handler even gave a shoutout to Koy's upcoming movie 'Easter Sunday' which releases on August 5, 2022, and urged everyone to see it. Meanwhile, Koy also took to Instagram and posted a picture with Handler. He assured fans that he and the former late-night show host will always "remain great friends and will always have love for one another." He vowed to be her biggest fan and wrote, "I can’t wait for you all to see what she has in store for the future. Keep killing it Chelsea! Mahal kita!"
According to sources, the former couple's circle of friends and family believes that this is a temporary situation. PEOPLE quoted the source as saying, "Their friends are hoping they can still work it out. But if anything, it's clear their relationship has changed them both for the better."
How did Chelsea Handler meet Jo Koy?
Handler first met Koy almost 20 years ago through a mutual friend. Later, Koy made several appearances on Chelsea's former E! show 'Chelsea Lately', which ran from 2007 to 2014.
When did Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy begin dating?
Handler and Koy first sparked dating rumors in September 2021 when they were spotted looking cozy at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. Later, Handler made the couple's relationship official on Instagram.
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Previously, Chelsea has dated TV executive Ted Harbert and hotelier André Balazs. She was also linked to rapper 50 Cent in 2010. Meanwhile, Koy has a son named Joseph Herbert Jr with his ex-wife Angie King.