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Chelsea Handler Pens an Ode to Her Ex in a Breakup Post

Breaking up is hard to do, even when you love the guy.
Chelsea Handler Pens an Ode to Her Ex in a Breakup Post
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We’re many years out from the era of “conscious uncoupling,” so it’s nice to know that there are still some decent (all things considered) breakups in the world. Here is Chelsea Handler on her recent split from Jo Koy, fellow comedian and partner of nearly one year: “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 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.”

Addressing the fans, she added, “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. This man blew my heart open with love and because of him, my life experience has changed forever. To be loved and adored by @jokoy has been one of the greatest gifts of my life. He renewed my faith in men, in love, in being 100% who I am, and I’ve never been more optimistic for the future.”

High praise for an old beau. Addressing Koy directly, Handler said, “[Y]ou 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.” 

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“This is not an ending,” she added. “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.”

Both comedians, Handler and Koy first met almost 20 years ago, per People, and fans of E!’s Chelsea Lately will remember him making appearances on her show. But they were first linked romantically in August, after canoodling at a Dodgers game in Los Angeles.

A source, speaking with People, added to the generally gooey feelings of it all, 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.”

Finally! A new standard—does he restore your faith in men?—in the difficult world of breaking up has been set.