Chelsea Handler dated 50 Cent just to get laughs
The world was puzzled when rapper 50 Cent started dating Chelsea Handler, but was it all a joke? She explains why their relationship was always a laughing matter.
If you thought Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent made an odd couple, you weren't alone -- that's half the reason she wanted to date him in the first place! The Chelsea Lately host has opened up about their "funny" relationship.
"He's actually a lot different than you would think," Chelsea Handler said of former boyfriend 50 Cent during a recent chat with Howard Stern. "He's really sweet."
Of their odd pairing she commented, "I thought it was kind of amusing that I would even be with 50 Cent; I thought it was funny."
Chelsea Handler's friends apparently found her time with 50 Cent hilarious, too.
"My friends all loved him, my friends fell in love with him," the 36-year-old said. "[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."
Yet as humorous as their time together may have been, it was short-lived. Chelsea Handler ended her relationship with 50 Cent over an ex-girlfriend of his that was scheduled to come on her show -- a woman who still had feelings for the rapper.
The Are You There, Chelsea? star explained to Howard Stern, "We dated for a couple months and then we had a falling out. One of his ex-girlfriends was coming onto my show. [He called me about it and] I was like, at my job. It was just so juvenile, I was at work."
The phone call proved to be the final straw in the relationship.
"I hung up and I've never spoken to him again," said Handler, who concluded with this back-handed compliment for ex-boyfriend 50 Cent: "I do think he's a really nice guy and I think he's smart in a certain way."