Chelsea Handler broke up with Jo Koy after nearly one year of dating because she realized that “you can’t change a person intrinsically.”
The former “Chelsea Lately” host opened up about her split from her fellow comedian on the “We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle”
podcast Thursday and said she had to walk away from the relationship because she wanted to stop herself from breaking as a result of bending too much.
“It’s nice to bend for people. It’s nice to learn how to compromise. It’s nice to learn how to demonstrate my love publicly. … I believe Jo needed that,” Handler, 47, explained.
“I was so inspired by us, but Jo didn’t crack me open. My psychiatrist cracked me open, and then I was open, and then I was able to bend for somebody. …. But you can’t change somebody intrinsically.”