Chelsea Handler, Jo Koy breakup ahead of one-year anniversary: Revisit their sweetest moments
Comedians Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy are reinventing the way to announce a celebrity breakup.
Handler, 47, shared an Instagram video Monday night of the now ex-couple celebrating their first anniversary together early, while simultaneously breaking the news of their amicable split in the caption.
"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," Handler wrote.
"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."
Handler, 51, continued to gush about Koy, writing that he "blew my heart open with love and because of him, my life experience has changed forever."
"He renewed my faith in men, in love, in being 100% who I am, and I’ve never been more optimistic for the future," the former "Chelsea Lately" host added.
Koy addressed the split on his Instagram page with a photo of the two holding their dogs.
"Just want everyone to know that Chelsea and I will always remain great friends and will always have love for one another," Koy wrote.
"I’m her biggest fan and I can’t wait for you all to see what she has in store for the future. Keep killing it Chelsea! Mahal kita!"
Before the two started dating, Handler and Koy knew each other for nearly 20 years, Handler said in an October 2021 episode of her "Dear Chelsea" podcast."
Handler teased she may have had feelings for him when he regularly appeared as a guest on her late-night talk show, "Chelsea Lately."