Chelsea Handler is certain that everyone has a soulmate after falling in love with new lover Jo Koy.
“If I fell in love at the age of 46, I believe there is hope for everyone on this planet,” she said on Monday’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The comedian revealed that she had begun to lose faith prior to dating Koy, stating, “Males have been really discouraging over the last couple of years, particularly straight white men, and I was like, ‘Oh, God, who am I going to end up with?'”
However, Handler discovered love when she realized she had deep feelings for Koy, with whom she had previously collaborated on her old program “Chelsea Lately.”
“Then I had my buddy Jo Koy, who was in my life for an extremely long period of time,” she explained, adding that he never failed to show up and be there for her. “And then I glanced at him one day and thought, ‘Oh, that’s my man!’ Thus, he serves as my best friend, and I also get to have sex with him. … Have a good time!”
Handler told the crowd that you never know whether the love of your life was standing right in front of you the entire time.
“So anyone, if you have a buddy that you believe you’re not into or attracted to, just remember my story and have an open mind,” she suggested.
Additionally, Hander addressed participating in a 30-day alcohol detox in solidarity with one of her podcast listeners. On Instagram, she joked about her love for Koy, adding, “Is it love or is it three weeks without alcohol?” Tonight, see this radiance on @fallontonight.”
Handler recently discussed how she transformed their friendship into romance, telling Koy, 40, on her show, “I was just out of touch with myself to comprehend.” I knew I like conversing with you and having you in my life because you are energetic and optimistic.
“It’s contagious, and I adored it all. However, I did not exclaim, ‘Oh, my God!’ This yearning for anything to occur, for something to occur, is not at all.”
She said that he reassured her by reminding her of her late brother, Chet, who died when she was a youngster.
“You share a lot of characteristics with my brother,” she said Koy. “In many respects, I feel perfectly secure. And I feel as though I’m saying, ‘Oh, this is family.’ As I’ve always felt about you, as if you were family.”
In September, Page Six revealed the pair were dating. A week later, Handler confirmed their romance by making their love Instagram-official.
They have since been photographed displaying PDA while walking around Tribeca.