In July of last year, Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy announced their separation. The comedian recently opened up about their breakup, among other things, in an interview.
The longtime friends who started dating in 2021 and split up earlier this year, Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy, were longtime friends. The ex-couple announced their split in July 2022, and the comedian recently discussed the circumstances of their breakup in an interview. Handler recently discussed the state of their friendship following their breakup.
Chelsea clarified where she and Jo stand now that their relationship is over on Brooke Shields’ podcast Now What? When discussing the same, she stated, “You understand how I mean? There needs to be some accountability. Like, from him regarding what transpired, as it was absurd. We can’t possibly be friends, in my opinion.”
While fans were left heartbroken after hearing about Handler and Koy’s split, the comedian has now revealed details about what led to their relationship breakdown. Speaking on Brooke Shields’ podcast, she detailed the reason why their relationship devolved within eleven months of dating and said, “There was just some behaviours that we couldn’t agree on. And it felt to me like I would have to abandon myself, which maybe I would have been OK to do if I were 20 or 25. But I wasn’t willing to do that.” She further added, “I was like, ‘I’m not going to change the way that I behave in order to make you feel more comfortable. I’m not doing that.” Chelsea also admitted that she considered it to be a “forever relationship.”
How did Jo Koy and Chelsea Handler first connect?
Lovitz reportedly introduced the pair, and they collaborated frequently on Handler’s late-night programme Chelsea Lately between 2007 and 2014. For a number of the show’s episodes, Jo was a guest. The two appeared to develop a close friendship at the time.
In 2021, Chelsea and Jo sparked dating rumours.
In 2021, Handler and Koy’s social media activity started to fuel dating rumours. Koy’s Instagram videos featured Chelsea frequently, which led some viewers to believe the two were dating. Jo also discussed spending time with her in one of their videos together and referred to it as “absolute chaos.” In order to support the dating rumours, Koy also shared a video of their joint shopping trip.
Jo Koy and Chelsea Handler have declared their love.
The couple discussed their relationship’s beginnings in their interview with The Hollywood Reporter, with Koy revealing that Chelsea initiated contact first. Koy revealed that Handler initiated contact in August 2021. She essentially asked me to kiss her, he said. “I said, ‘I think you have a crush on me, and if you do, you should do something about it and see what happens,” Handler continued.
Jo and Chelsea formally announce their relationship on Instagram.
In September 2021, Chelsea and Jo made their Instagram relationship public. Handler posted two images of the couple, one of them showing them in a cuddly pose with her arm around Koy’s shoulder and the other showing them sharing a tender kiss. “He’s on tour, I’m on tour, and sometimes we tour together,” she wrote in the caption.
Later, Jo and Chelsea talked about their relationship on Chelsea’s podcast. In addition, she said, “I was just out of touch with myself to understand, I knew I liked talking to you and having you in my life because you’re positive and upbeat,” when discussing how they became close. At the People’s Choice Awards in December 2021, the couple also made their red carpet debut. They went to the Grammy Awards together in 2022 as well. In an interview released by the Recording Academy, Handler talked about travelling with Koy and how important it was for her to have him there to celebrate her first Grammy nomination.
Announcement of Chelsea and Jo Koy’s separation
In a long Instagram post published in July of this year, Chelsea Handler revealed that she and Koy had broken up. I want to express to you how much that meant to both of us. I know many of you were invested in our love. how much meaning it still has. And how strongly I now believe that we are all loved. Additionally, Handler wrote,”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. So, please continue to root for both of us.”
Jo revealed that Handler and him were still “great friends” in an interview with Entertainment Tonight in July of this year, following the announcement of their separation. He declared, “I’ll always fight for her, and she’ll always fight for me. We’re going to win, and everybody wins.”