Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy are going their separate methods.
The previous Chelsea host, 47, shared through Instagram on Monday that she and Koy have break up.
Posting a video that the 2 deliberate to share on their one-year anniversary, Handler wrote within the caption, “It’s with a heavy coronary heart to announce that we now have determined collectively that it’s best for us to take a break from our relationship proper now.”
A supply tells PEOPLE that these near the pair do hope this can be a short-term state of affairs.
“Their mates are hoping they’ll nonetheless work it out. But when something, it is clear their relationship has modified them each for the higher,” the supply says.
In her touching Instagram publish, Handler informed followers, “I do know a lot of you had been invested in our love, and I needed to precise to you the way a lot that meant to each of us. How a lot it nonetheless means. And the way a lot I now imagine in love for every one in every of us.”
She saluted Koy and stated he “blew my coronary heart open with love and due to him, my life expertise has modified eternally.”
Added Handler: “To be beloved and adored by @jokoy has been one of many biggest items of my life. He renewed my religion in males, in love, in being 100% who I’m, and I’ve by no means been extra optimistic for the longer term.”
In an open message to Koy, Handler informed him, “You blew my creativity open, my lust for working exhausting once more, being on the street once more, and also you jogged my memory who I used to be and at all times have been, and my toes have by no means been extra firmly planted within the floor.”
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“This isn’t an ending. It is one other starting, and it is a consolation to know that I’m nonetheless beloved and love this man the best way the solar loves the moon and the moon loves the solar. YOUR PERSON IS COMING,” Handler wrote, ending with, “So, please proceed to root for each of us, since you by no means know what life will carry and let’s first begin by all going to the theater on August fifth to purchase tickets to Jo’s new film EASTER SUNDAY and Filipino PRIDE! Let’s go!”
Handler and Koy, 51, had been launched by a mutual buddy nearly 20 years in the past. Koy then went on to make common appearances on Handler’s former E! present, Chelsea These days, which ran from 2007 to 2014. Handler lately served as a visitor host for Jimmy Kimmel Dwell, making followers enthusiastic about her potential return to late-night tv.
Handler and Koy first sparked courting rumors in September once they had been noticed trying cozy at a Los Angeles Dodgers recreation. She then posted about being in love, however she hid Koy’s identification on the time.
“Simply sitting right here in Mallorca excited about how grateful I’m to have so many individuals that I like in my life, to dwell the life I do and to be occurring tour doing what I like,” she captioned an Instagram publish, which featured a photograph of herself showing content material.
The comic continued, “And that I am lastly in love, with the very best sort of man there may be. There’s hope for everybody! That sort of stuff.”
Handler made the pair’s relationship Instagram official days later as she shared two pics, one in every of which featured the twosome kissing.
“He is on tour, I am on tour, generally we tour collectively,” she captioned her publish, including, “#VaccinatedAndHorny #FunnyIsFunny. All coming to a metropolis close to you!”
On her Pricey Chelsea podcast in October, Koy — who can be a comic — joined Handler to have a candid dialog about their relationship. Whereas they agreed their chemistry was “superb” from the beginning, Handler did not initially consider Koy romantically as a result of he had “brother power.”
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“You’ve got lots of comparable qualities that my brother had,” she informed Koy, referencing her older brother, Chet, who died in 1984. “So, in some ways, like I simply really feel so utterly secure. And I really feel like, ‘oh, that is household,’ like I’ve at all times felt that means about you, that you just’re household. I simply did not need to f— you earlier than.”
Handler stated on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon in October that she “fell in love on the age of 46.” In consequence, she now has “hope for each individual on this world.”
“Sooner or later I simply checked out [Jo] and I believed, ‘Oh that is my man!’ ” she recalled. “So he is like my finest buddy after which I additionally, you recognize, get to have intercourse with him. … Enjoyable time!”