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Jo Koy says he has 'nothing but the best love' for Chelsea Handler one year after their split

By Melanie Uson Published Jul 24, 2023 11:47 am Updated Jul 24, 2023 1:24 pm

Filipino-American comedian Jo Koy expressed his love and support for his ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler one year after their split.  

In an interview with Page Six during the Here Lies Love opening night, Jo Koy said he has “nothing but best love” for the TV personality, stressing that there are no hard feelings between them after their breakup in July last year. 

"She's a beautiful person, and, you know, we're still friends," he said, referring to their nearly one-year romance as "a beautiful time."

“She's doing beautiful things right now. She's crushing it right now, so I have nothing but the best love for her,” he added. 

Jo Koy and Chelsea dated for 11 months. They went Instagram official in September 2021 and announced their breakup in July 2022 with a pre-recorded video of them for their supposed first anniversary. 

This man blew my heart open with love and because of him, my life experience has changed forever,” she said.

“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,” she added. 

Chelsea opened up about their split in December 2022, saying that she thought Jo Koy was “the one” for her. 

"I really believed that this was my guy. I thought, 'Oh my god, I won.' Like I got everything. I have my career, I have respect, I have my family, I have so many friends, I have all of these things. And then I thought this was gonna be the person I spend my life with," she said in her guesting on Brooke Shields’ Now What? podcast. 

Without getting into much detail, Chelsea revealed they did not agree on “some behaviors.”

"Towards the end of the relationship, it just became clear that this was not my person," she said. 

"There were just some behaviors 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."

The former couple underwent therapy in an attempt to solve things, but later realized it was going nowhere.

"I was in a lot of pain, but it was unacceptable. I said this can't happen. Our relationship just devolved, and we both could not agree on a situation or several situations, and I thought therapy could help—it did not—and I exhausted any avenue I could think of, and then I just realized this is futile," Chelsea mused.