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After His Breakup With Chelsea Handler, Jo Koy Is Taking a Break From Dating

By Harper Lee on January 9, 2023
Jo Koy’s Girlfriend in 2022: After a Frantic Breakup Koy Is Lonely and Into His Career Only

As of 2022, Jo Koy is single after breaking up with his girlfriend, Chelsea Handler. After the appearance of Chelsea on the podcast Now What, Chelsea pointed out that she can never connect with her ex-partner until he takes responsibility for their break up.  The 51-year-old American stand-up comedian was in a relationship for nearly one year but wasn’t married.

Joseph Glenn Herbert known professionally as Jo Koy is an American stand-up comedian and actor who was born on June 2, 1971. Jo Koy was born to American-Filipino parents; his mother was a Filipina and his father was an American who served in the US Air Force stationed in the Philippines. Koy graduated from Foss High School with a high school degree and then enrolled at the University of Nevada after high school but left to pursue stand-up comedy.

In his early years, Jo Koy's mother was his biggest supporter and used to inspire him to take part in school talent competitions and do unplanned performances for his family and friends. This resulted in his first public performances at a Las Vegas coffee house and inspired a move to Los Angeles.

Although Jo has done several performances, his first paid gig was at a comedy club in Las Vegas in 1994, and in the same year, he used to perform on Catch a Rising Star. Following his appearance on Catch a Rising Star at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, where he quickly gained popularity among the locals, he rented the Huntridge Theater and went knocking on doors to sell tickets to his comedy shows.

The 51-year-old American stand-up comedian was recognized as one of the 75 most influential Filipino-Americans in 2022 by Blogtalk with MJ Racadio. After Chelsea's appearance on the Now What podcast, people are curious to know more about her ex-boyfriend, Jo Koy, and his personal life. To know more about Jo Koy's girlfriend in 2022, read this article.

In the earlier episodes, we looked at Becky G's and Mike Rowe's love life.

Jo Koy is Single After Dating Chelsea Handler for More Than a Year!

Jo Koy(@jokoy) is single after breaking up with his girlfriend Chelsea Handler(@chelseahandler) in 2022. Following Chelsea's appearance on the Now What podcast, Chelsea stated that she would never be able to connect with her ex-partner, Jo until he accepts responsibility for their breakup. The comedian appears to be unlucky in love because his first marriage to Angie King was also a failure.

Talking about Jo Koy's personal life, Koy has had one failed marriage with Angie King. The couple began dating in their early careers and married soon after. According to sources, Jo Koy was married to Angie in February 2003. The pair also welcomed their son, Joseph J. Herbert Jr., on April 21, 2003. Although the pair was reported to have supported each other through the highs and lows of their lives, their marriage came to an end in 2013.

Angie King, aka Nura Luca, is an American artist, singer, and songwriter of Filipino descent. She was born on May 28, 1979. She was born in the Philippines and was brought up in the United States by her parents when she was a little child. Angie is reported to have dated skateboarder and painter Gino Perez.

Despite their separation, Jo Koy and Angie King are still best friends and have decided to co-parent their 18-year-old son. As of now, Joseph is currently living with his father, Koy, but shares his time with both of his parents. Additionally, Jo and Angie were quarantined in Jo's home together during COVID lockdowns. The ex-couple still supported each other and posted pictures and videos occasionally.

After his marriage fell apart, Jo was entirely focused on his career after his marriage fell apart, and after a long period, Koy was linked to Chelsea Handler. The rumors started in June 2021, when Handler, as well as Jo, began to upload pictures of herself hanging out with each other. When the couple was in California, the rumors were confirmed. After the news spread, Koy came out and denied the dating rumors, telling TMZ that they are simply best friends.

Jo Koy and Chelsea first met on the set of Handler's E! late-night show, where Koy frequently appeared, and the two quickly became best friends. The pair took a very long time to express their feelings to one another. In September 2021, Chelsea posted a picture with Jo and publicized their relationship. On October 12, 2021, in an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea expressed that she is lucky to have Jo as a partner.

The pair were frequently seen together in public, and on November 15, 2021, Chelsea thanked Jo for being in her life by posting her favorite memories on Instagram. Not only Chelsea, but Jo also feels lucky to have Chelsea as his best friend, and in the interview with  Good Morning Washington, Jo stated that;

I love her, man. She’s amazing. She’s a boss. She’s incredible. "Nothing better than to be in love with someone that you have been friends with for a long time. She’s got my back, and I’ve always had hers. It just feels good to finally find love and it’s with a person I’ve loved for a long time.

Despite spending their favorite times together, the couple's relationship ended in July 2022. Chelsea announced in a reel that she was ending her relationship with Jo on July 19, 2022. Chelsea stated that;

 It is with a heavy heart to announce that we have decided together that it is best for us to take a break from our relationship right now. I know many of you were invested in our love, and I wanted to express to you how much that meant to both of us. How much it still means. And how much I now believe in love for each one of us.

Chelsea recently stated the reason for the breakup on the podcast Now What, where she said that she did her best to save the forever relationship and also said that there will be no friendship with ex-Jo Koy until he accepts responsibility. Chelsea Handler also revealed her thoughts,

I mean, there has to be some accountability, you know what I mean? Like, from him about what happened, because it was just ridiculous. There was just some behaviors that we couldn’t agree on. And it felt to me like I would have to abandon myself, which maybe I would have been OK to do if I were 20 or 25. But I wasn’t willing to do that!