Chelsea Handler has opened up on a few secrets about some of the important men in her life, as well as several high profile relationships that include rapper 50 Cent, which fans will be surprised to read in her new memoir “My Horizontal Life” that goes on sale this week.
Her long time love was Ted Harbert, the man who was basically running things at E! Entertainment network. She also dated Animal Planet star Dave Salmoni, and announced their split during a show monologue. On this week’s “Howard Stern Show” appearance, Chels decided to let fans in on a well-known secret.
Curtis Jackson wouldn’t seem to register high on the cuddly scale either but Chelsea told Stern that 50 was “actually a lot different than you would think. He’s really sweet.” She went on to say that he was a “big, black teddy bear.” Back in December 2010 the comic tweeted a photo of herself in bed with the multi-platinum hip hop artist along with the words “I don’t know why anyone thinks I would ever date a rapper.” She explained on the Shock Jock’s show that her ride with the rapper was more than just a weekend fling and the two were an item for months.
As Robin Quivers laughed along, Handler explained that her high profile friends got a kick out of their relationship. She says that she even surprised herself by dating the rapper. The vodka-loving E! star said, “I thought it was kind of amusing that I would even be with 50 Cent; I thought it was funny.” We certainly wouldn’t want anyone dating us who would find our coupling “funny.” We actually see many similarities between Handler and Jackson. They’re both the same age and from less than well-to-do suburbs of New York City. Yeah, Fiddy’s been shot but Chelsea has a way of making enemies, too.
Chelsea says that pals Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, “loved that I was dating him. They were like, ‘Chelsea, come on.’ They were both laughing really hard at it…I mean, everyone was.” The first lady of E! says that the relationship went south when she was featuring one of 50’s ex girlfriends on “Chelsea Lately.” Apparently, the GF still had feelings for the M.C. and he called Chels to talk about it while she was working.