The reason for Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy’s breakup was not revealed, but the two maintain that they will continue to be friends.
There is a widespread notion that a relationship founded on friendship has better chances of lasting than one that is immediately romantic.
Unfortunately for comedian and host, Chelsea Handler, this is not the case, as she recently announced that her and Jo Koy had an amicable break up, just prior to their one-year anniversary.
When did Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy start dating?
Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy were confirmed to be dating in September 2021. Before the confirmation of their relationship, the two were long-term friends as they met in 2007 when Koy was one of the writers on Handler’s show, Chelsea Lately. Handler reportedly liked Koy, even during this time, but she suppressed her feelings.
Why did Chelsea and Jo break up?
Chelsea Handler took to Instagram on Monday, 18 July 2022, to share a video that she and Jo Koy shot prematurely to celebrate what would have been their one-year anniversary in September 2022.
In the caption of the post, she confirmed that she and Koy broke up, writing, “…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.”
While she did not mention the reason for the breakup, she affirmed that the two will remain friends by adding, “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.”
Handler showered Koy with compliments in the caption, echoing the sentiments that having been loved by Koy has made her a better person.
A sentiment she previously echoed as part of the reason she was initially tentative of going into a relationship with him.
Jo Koy echoes Chelsea Handler’s sentiments
In a post on his Instagram, Jo Koy wrote a caption that read, “Just want everyone to know that Chelsea and I will always remain great friends and will always have love for one another.”
How long were Chelsea and Jo dating?
Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy were dating for 10 months before their breakup announcement in July 2022, after dating since September 2021.