Jo Koy Talks ‘Next Chapter’ With Chelsea Handler

jo koy he is embracing his friendship with his ex girlfriend chelsea manager.

While attending the carpet for his new movie. Easter SundayKoy, 51, shared where he and Handler, 47, are standing after their breakup last month.

“We are great friends and will always be,” Koy said. entertainment tonight. “I will always defend for her and she will always defend for me, and we are going to win, everyone wins.”

The comedian also added that being friends again feels “great.” He explained to the outlet, “It’s always been like this, so it’s the next chapter.”

This is not the first time that the actor has spoken about the renewed friendship of the former couple. Just after last month’s break, Koy spoke with TMZ about how they were.

“It’s all good. We’re taking a break,” Koy said. “We are great friends, we have always been great friends. The love is still there.”

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When asked if the two exes are still in touch, Koy said, “Yeah…but all love.” That’s it.” She then refrained from revealing who pulled the plug on the relationship, calling it a “private” matter.

Koy was also asked if he was ready to “jump back into the dating pool.” To that, Koy laughed and said that he was “just going to focus on this movie thing right now.”

Jo Koy and Chelsea Handler.
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Manipulator announced the separation of the couple on Instagram on July 18, sharing a video which was intended to be published on its first anniversary.

“It is with a heavy heart that we have decided together that it is in our best interest to take a break from our relationship at this time,” the ex said. chelsea the host wrote. “I know many of you were committed to 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 of us. This man opened my heart with love and thanks to him, My life experience has changed forever.”

She continued, “Being loved and adored by @jokoy has been one of the greatest gifts of my life. It renewed my faith in men, in love, in being 100% who I am, and I have never been more optimistic for the future.”

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The best-selling author said Koy “opened up my creativity, my desire to work hard again, to be back on the road.” Handler also credited Koy with “remembering who he was and always have been.”

“This is not an end. It is another beginning, and it is a comfort to know that I am still loved and I love this man as the sun loves the moon and the moon loves the sun. YOUR PERSON IS COMING,” she concluded. “So please continue to cheer us both on because you never know what life will bring and let’s start first by all going to the movies on August 5th to buy tickets for Jo’s new movie.” Easter Sunday and Filipino PRIDE! Let’s go!”

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In your own breakup postKoy said the former couple “will always remain a great friend and will always have love for each other.”

“I am his biggest fan and I can’t wait for all of you to see what he has in store for the future,” he added. “Keep killing him Chelsea! Mahal kita!”

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A mutual friend introduced Handler and Koy over 20 years ago. From then on, Koy would make frequent appearances on the E! night series chelsea latelywhich aired from 2007 to 2014.

The pair sparked dating rumors in September 2021 after they were seen getting cozy at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. Handler confirmed their relationship later that month, sharing a photo of the two kissing On Instagram. her later called Koy “the best boyfriend” she ever had.

Handler has since he called the couple’s breakup “painful.”

“I feel, you know, optimistic about the future now,” he said on the We can do hard things with Glennon Doyle last month’s podcast “I have changed so much and my love was so great that it just flung me open. And as painful as the end of something like this is, I am well versed in therapy and understand that every door that closes is a new one.” principle and I believe it.”

Easter Sunday opens on friday.

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