Chelsea Handler is urging her followers to not settle after discovering love once more at 46. She and fellow comic Jo Koy, 50, went public with their relationship in September after being buddies for near 20 years.
On Sunday Handler paid tribute to Koy on Instagram, sharing a sequence of images of them embracing and hailing her new boyfriend as somebody who “has renewed my faith in men.”
“Do you know how hot it is to have a man be turned on by my honesty, strength and confidence?” the star wrote. “Someone who loves the fact that I’m not going to take anyone’s s**t and isn’t intimidated or emasculated by my fierceness? Jo has renewed my faith in men.”
Handler, who has been romantically linked to 50 Cent and hotelier André Balazs, went on to share how her relationship with the stand-up and single dad was a reminder that real love is price ready for.
“For everyone who is still looking for their person, do not adjust who you are or make yourself smaller to find them,” she instructed followers. “Be patient and never settle for anything less than you deserve. Your person is coming and sometimes — they’ve been standing in front of you the whole time.”
Handler’s put up struck a chord with many followers, together with Katie Couric, Jordana Brewster and Freida Pinto.
“I [love] you guys,” wrote mannequin Ashley Graham, whereas Padma Lakshmi commented, “So happy for you!”
Speaking on her Dear Chelsea podcast in October, Handler and Koy spoke of feeling “chemistry” throughout his frequent appearances on her E! discuss present, Chelsea Lately, which resulted in 2014. At the time, Handler chalked up her fondness for Koy as “brother energy” however started to develop nearer to him once they reconnected shortly earlier than the pandemic. Though quarantine saved their bodily aside for months, the comics stayed in contact and finally launched into a romantic relationship earlier this yr.