June 28, 2022


  • Chelsea Handler stated that throughout the pandemic, she discovered herself lacking Jo Koy greater than she thought she would 
  • She shared that attraction “wasn’t there to start with” however developed over time between them
  • Handler admitted that she would not have been open to relationship Koy if she hadn’t undergone remedy

Chelsea Handler is sharing how her romance together with her boyfriend Jo Koy started.

In an interview for E! Information’ digital cowl story, the 47-year-old former “Chelsea” host revealed that she had been completely effective being single earlier than she unexpectedly fell in love with certainly one of her closest buddies.

Throughout the pandemic, she discovered herself lacking Koy, who had been a panelist on her present “Chelsea Currently,” greater than she thought she would, based on Handler.

“When he was leaving, I used to be like, ‘That is a bummer,'” she recalled. “Or if I did not hear from him for a few days, I used to be like, ‘The place’s Jo Koy? He is often up my a–.’ After which I began to appreciate, ‘Oh, he is not annoying me.'”

Handler and Koy have been buddies for years earlier than they began relationship. Initially, she did not imagine within the thought of “friends-to-forever,” however issues modified after she and the comic began their relationship.

“Everybody stated, ‘You’ll be able to fall in love with your folks.’ And I used to be like, ‘No you may’t,'” Handler stated. “Like both the attraction is there or it is not. And guess what? It wasn’t there to start with, and it developed over time after which I fell head over heels in love with him and I am nonetheless in love with him.”

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The “My Horizontal Life” creator additionally mentioned how her romance with Koy differs from her previous relationships.

“Nicely, I am an grownup now, , for probably the most half,” stated Handler. “I had gone a very long time with out ever sitting all the way down to ponder or mirror. And remedy modified that. It offers you the reward of self-awareness. I’d by no means have been open to relationship Jo Koy until I had had remedy.”

She continued, “So what’s totally different about it’s, I am in a distinct place. He is in a distinct place. He is a person and I am a girl, whereas earlier than I used to be a lady and he was a boy. It has been an incredible love story. I did not actually assume I’d get this.”

Handler additionally acknowledged the general public’s “candy” response to her relationship with Koy, saying that girls have advised her she’s given them “hope” in relationships.

“I believe that is true, and I need individuals to know that it is attainable,” she added.

Handler made her relationship with Koy Instagram official in September 2021. Since then, she has been sharing candy pictures of them on social media.

In a single put up, Handler wrote that Koy “renewed my religion in males” and inspired her followers to not quit on discovering love.

In December final yr, Handler revealed throughout E!’s 2021 Folks’s Selection Awards pre-show how she and Koy have been in a position to transition from buddies to lovers.

“I needed to make the strikes,” she shared. “He is too well mannered and he is a gentleman. Lastly, I stated, ‘Jo, what is the deal? Do you’ve gotten a crush on me or do not you?’ After which I moved in on him.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 03: (L-R) Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy attend the sixty fourth Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Backyard Area on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

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