It is finished. Jo Koy and Chelsea Handler have broken up after almost fifteen years of friendship and less than a year of dating.
With a video that the comedian had planned to share for the couple’s upcoming one-year anniversary, Handler, 47, said on Instagram on Monday, July 18, “It is with a sad heart that I notify you that we’ve decided it’s best for us to end our relationship at this time.”
“I know many of you were engaged in our love, and I wanted to explain how much it meant to both of us,” the Chelsea host concluded. how much meaning it still has. And how strongly I now think that everyone is loved.
The native of New Jersey wrote Koy, 45, an open letter in which she detailed how their connection had altered her. She raved about her ex-boyfriend, saying, “You blew my creativity open, my love for working hard again, being on the road, and you reminded me who I was and always have, and my feet have never been more firmly planted on the ground. The Washington native transformed my life forever.”
The TV personality asked viewers to continue to “root for the both of us” as she closed her heartfelt ode, adding, “This is not an ending but another beginning. Knowing that I still adore this man in the same manner that the sun adores the moon and the moon adores the sun gives me peace.
In September 2021, Handler and Koy started dating, fifteen years after their initial encounter.
In an episode of her “Dear Chelsea” podcast from October 2021, Handler acknowledged that she had feelings for Koy in 2007 when they both appeared on her late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, but she “suppressed” them.
Because Handler was unable to articulate how she truly felt about the comedy writer, the two became hostile while working together, according to Handler.
“I urge anyone still looking for a romantic relationship not to compromise who they are or lower themselves to find them. Be patient, and never accept anything less than what you deserve, Handler advised on Instagram. Your person is approaching, and occasionally they have been in front of you the entire time.
Before dating Koy, Handler dated TV executive Ted Harbert for four years, from 2006 to 2010. In 2011, she went on with André Balazs, but the couple split up two years later. In 2010, Handler and the rapper 50 Cent were additionally connected. Koy, on the other hand, is the father of Joseph Herbert Jr. through his ex-wife Angie King.