Chelsea Handler Said Her Faith Is "Renewed" In Men After Her Breakup With Jo Koy, And I'm Pleasantly Suprised

    "It made me open-minded and open-hearted, and I remain that way."

    Last year, I was rooting HARD for Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy.

    Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy

    So, when they split back in July 2022, I truly hoped it was just one big, tasteless joke.

    But six months later, Chelsea is reflecting on the nearly one-year-long relationship with an unusually positive outlook and Eat Pray Love energy.

    Closeup of Chelsea Handler

    Chelsea revealed to Entertainment Tonight that her relationship with Jo actually changed her perspective on love, and I'm taking notes.

    "I had kind of lost my faith in men," she confessed.

    Closeup of Chelsea Handler

    "And then, I got into a relationship, and that faith was renewed, and it made me open-minded and open-hearted, and I remain that way."

    "I liked the togetherness, and I liked the constant camaraderie and having a buddy, and I just thought, 'Oh yeah, you can find somebody that you have a lot in common with, and that can work as well," she advocated.

    Jo Koy and Chelsea Handler

    "It's not the end all be all, but it can be beautiful as long as you are really delivering up your best self in that relationship," Chelsea added. "You don't want to ever have to be anybody that you're not...and everybody has the ability to make other people be better and be stronger."

    Closeup of Chelsea Handler

    "I still believe in love. And I believe, now more than ever before, that my person is coming," she said.

    Closeup of Chelsea Handler

    I'm soaking up these love tidbits, but I have to acknowledge this was a slight change from the grim outlook during her appearance on iHeartMedia's Now What? with Brook Shields podcast.

    While discussing her breakup with Jo, she said, "Walking away from him was one of the most difficult things I ever had to do," but there were behaviors she wasn't willing to "abandon" for the sake of the relationship.

    Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy

    "I don't think we can have a friendship until there's some accountability and some responsibility taken."

    Closeup of Chelsea Handler

    I love a good hindsight journey. Today, Chelsea remains hopeful for the future, and her growth is inspiring.

    Good luck on good love, Chelsea!