Chelsea Handler has become one of the most-watched comedians of our time. The sexy Handler, as she is fondly called, is a multi-talented woman who has gone a long way in touching the lives of many through her creative thinking. Her stand-up comedies have not only been televised on the E! network, but also on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, VH1’s Love Lounge, and HBO’s broadcast of the Aspen Comedy Festival.
She is also a well-known actress and best selling author. Her creative writings, as well as her roles on television, has earned her so much fame around the world. Little wonder she was mentioned as one of the most influential women in the world, this was in Time’s 100-list for 2012. While we look at Handler’s successful career, there are a lot more to know about her personal life. Is she married or still dating? Let’s find out…
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Daughter of a homemaker Rita née Stoecker and a used car dealer, Seymour Handler, Chelsea Joy Handler was born on February 25, 1975, in Livingston, New Jersey. She has five siblings – two sisters and three brothers.
This American belongs to the Ashkenazi Jewish and German ethnicity. Passionate about acting, Handler left New Jersey for Los Angeles at the age of 19 but first, she discovered her other talent as a comedian after telling a funny story about driving under the influence (DUI). Her TV debut, however, was in the 2002 reality comedy TV show Girls Behaving Badly. Afterward, she featured on other shows like The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, The Practice and Weekends at the D.L.
She began hosting her show titled The Chelsea Handler Show in 2006 and it lasted for two years. But her career success started with the late night talk show Chelsea Lately which premiered in 2007. The talk show pushed her further into the limelight after a couple of episodes.
More to that, Chelsea is a best-selling author. She has written books like Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea; My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands, and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. She has not only accumulated a net worth of $40 million with an annual earning of about $10 million but has also received numerous awards for her endeavors in the entertainment industry. In 2016, she started appearing on her own Netflix series, Chelsea Does and Chelsea.
Husband or Boyfriend, Is Chelsea Handler Married or Dating?
Chelsea’s love life appears to be as interesting as her standup comedies. At the age of sixteen, she discovered that she was pregnant for her unnamed boyfriend and although she wanted to keep the baby, her parent advised her otherwise. After terminating the pregnancy, Chelsea then dated many famous men including the CEO of Comcast Entertainment Group, Ted Harbert and the famous American rapper 50 Cent.
Handler met and started dating Harbert in 2006 and it lasted until 2010 when she publicly confirmed through her late-night talk show that she was no longer with Harbert. That same year, she met a Canadian nature TV star Dave Salmoni and they dated briefly that year until she met the American rapper 50 Cent in July.
Curtis James Jackson III, popularly known as 50 Cent was formally a drug dealer before he started pursuing a career in music with the help of great rappers like Eminem and Dr. Dre. He only dated Chelsea for a few months before they broke up in December 2010. Talking about her relationship with 50 Cent, Handler revealed that he is not the only black she has dated. According to her, she dated more black men while in high school.
She also admitted that she has a thing for black men, mostly because “black guys are very, very masculine”. On why they separated, Chelsea Handler revealed that she decided to quit when she found out that 50 Cent was having talks with his ex-girlfriend Ciara who happened to still be in love with him.
In 2011 Chelsea fell in love with another business mogul, the president/CEO of André Balazs Properties, better known by the name André Balazs. They dated until September 2013 when they parted ways. In January 2016, she was spotted with celebrity chef Bobby Flay while they were out on a dinner date in Santa Monica, Califonia. She confirmed being in a relationship with Flay during a radio interview in December 2016.
But then again, she was spotted in London enjoying dinner with movie director Alek Keshishian. This was in 2017 and although the two are yet to comment on their relationship, there is a growing rumor suggesting he’s next on the list of her boyfriends. Keshishian is a true fan of Handler’s TV shows, he was even featured on her talk show hit Chelsea Lately. Chelsea Handler has no husband as she’s yet to get married to anyone.