Chelsea Handler Announces Split From Jo Koy Before Her 1st Birthday: ‘It’s Best We Take a Break’
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Chelsea Handler revealed the end of her relationship with comedian boyfriend Jo Koy on Monday in a video shared on Instagram, which was filmed before they decided to break up.
“In anticipation of celebrating our first year together, Jo and I recorded this video early, but as many of you have noticed, it is with heavy hearts to announce that we have decided together that it is best for us to take a break from our relationship right now,” she shared with her four million followers.
“I know many of you have been invested in our love, and I wanted to express to you how much that meant to both of us. How much that still means. And how much I now believe in love for each of us. .”
Handler wrote that Koy “opened my heart with love” and credited him with changing his life experience “forever”.
CHELSEA HANDLER SAYS BOYFRIEND JO KOY ‘RENEWED MY FAITH IN MEN’
The pair first met through mutual friends over 20 years ago, then worked together on their former E! late night show, “Chelsea Lately”.
“Being loved and adored by @jokoy has been one of the greatest gifts of my life,” she continued. “He renewed my faith in men, in love, in being 100% who I am, and I’ve never been more optimistic about the future.
“Jo- you opened my creativity, my desire to work hard again, to be on the road again, and you reminded me of who I was and always have been, and my feet have never been so firmly rooted in the ground.”
Handler and Koy were rumored to be an item after they were spotted at a Los Angeles Dodgers game in August 2021, only to have their relationship go Instagram official later that month.
CHELSEA HANDLER GUSHES ON MY BOYFRIEND JO KOY: “I FELL IN LOVE AT THE AGE OF 46”
“It’s not the end,” she continued in her post. “It’s another start, and it’s a comfort to know that I’m still loved and I love this man like the sun loves the moon and the moon loves the sun. YOUR PERSON IS COMING.
“So please keep cheering us both on because you never know what life has in store for you and let’s first start by all going to the theater on August 5th to buy tickets for the new movie of Jo EASTER SUNDAY and Filipino PRIDE! Let’s go!”
Koy shared a photo with Handler on his own Instagram on Monday and wrote, “I just want everyone to know Chelsea and I will always be great friends and always have love for each other. other.
“I’m her biggest fan and I can’t wait for you all to see what she has in store for us in the future. Keep killing Chelsea! Mahal kita!”
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A source told People magazine that their entourage is crossing their fingers for a reconciliation.
“Their friends are hoping they can still pull through,” the insider revealed. “But if anything, it’s clear their relationship has changed them both for the better.”
In October, Handler said she “fell in love at the age of 46” during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
“Then I had my friend Jo Koy, who was in my life for a really long time,” she explained. “And then one day I just looked at him and thought, ‘Oh, that’s my guy!’ So it’s like my best friend, and then me too, you know, I can sleep with him. It’s a good time!”
Handler told the public if she could find love in her 40s, so can others.
“So anyone, if you have a friend in your life that you don’t like or aren’t attracted to, just remember my story and be open-minded,” she advised.
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