Want to know who is a comedian and actor Jo Koy’s ex-girlfriend? Popular stand-up comedian Jo Koy’s first break came through when he was asked to open on a Def Comedy Jam tour stop in 1996. While Jo thought he could do five minutes of material, one of the show’s creators told him that he had to do it before the curtains opened with dim lights, and the comedian pretty much aced it. Jo Koy is all set with his brand new movie Easter Sunday which aims to have some Filipino representation in mainstream American culture. The popular Comedian plays a fictionalized version of himself named Joe Valencia, who is trying to make his way from stand-up to sitcom acting.
While talking about the movie, Koy explained how this is 2022 now, and this is the first film ever by a major studio, Universal, DreamWorks, and Amblin, that’s as actually put an all-Asian cast on the big screen. While calling it mind-blowing, the comedian said how his mom has lived in this country for 51 years, and this is her first time seeing her culture being represented on the big screen, which surely is big money for all of them. Apart from his brand new movie that is making a buzz around, the actor has been making headlines for his personal life. Let us take a look at all the details and lesser-known facts about Jo Koy’s ex-girlfriend.
Who is Jo Koy’s ex-girlfriend?
Jo Koy’s ex-girlfriend is Chelsea Handler. The two have known each other for almost two decades. A mutual friend introduced Handler and Koy to each other more than 20 years ago. Thereafter, Koy would go on to make frequent appearances on Handler’s E! late-night series Chelsea Lately, which aired from 2007 to 2014.
However, they started dating much later in 2021. However, their romantic relationship was rather short-lived as they recently confirmed the split. The split surely came as a huge surprise for fans as the two have been extremely supportive of each other and often took to social media to indulge in some virtual PDA. However, despite the breakup, the two have nothing but praises for each other.
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Jo Koy Opens Up About His Ex-girlfriend, Chelsea Handler
In a lengthy statement issued by Chelsea, she thanked Koy for blowing her creativity open, her lust for working hard again, being on the road again, and also for reminding her who she was. Even Koy had something similar to say as he stated that they will always be great friends, and that’s how it will always be, while further adding that he is always a champion for Handler, and she’ll always champion for him.
The popular standup comedian further explained that going back to being friends feels “great” as it has always been that way, so it’s the next chapter.” When asked who called it quits, Koy was tight-lipped about it and called it a private matter while not disclosing any further details.
Is Jo Koy Dating Someone?
While the comedian seems to be over his breakup and is back to being friends again with his former partner, when asked whether he is ready to jump back into the dating pool, the comedian stated that he would rather concentrate on the movie thing right now. After Chelsea Handler posted a lengthy note, Koy also issued a statement stating that the former couple will always remain great friends and will always have a love for one another.
He called himself Handler’s biggest fan, and he cannot wait for all to see what she has in store for the future. Koy’s Easter Sunder co-star Tia Carrere has also shared her views on the breakup while saying that while she is not sure why Jo Koy and Chelsea Handler parted ways but she knew they had a special time and believes that maybe down the road, “when circumstances change, who knows”? as she further added, “Falling in love and staying in love is a hard job for everybody.”