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Have Chelsea Handler and Animal Planet star Dave Salmoni parted ways?

During her monologue on Chelsea Lately Wednesday, the comedienne, 35, seemed to make veiled references to her relationship with Into the Pride hunk Salmoni, 34.

"I've decided to consult for other networks," the E! star joked. "Up until a couple weeks ago, I was working very intimately with the Animal Planet, but unfortunately, that contract was terminated,” she said.

"However, I enjoyed being in bed with them and may hook up for an occasional project," Handler added.

When asked about Handler's current romantic status, her rep told "She saves all commentary about her personal life for her own show."

During a July 21 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Handler confirmed that she was seeing Salmoni. "He's really cute," she gushed. "It's nice to date somebody who can protect you from a bear or a lion."

Salmoni flirted with her during a July 19 appearance on her show. "It sounds like you've been telling people that you've given me more than just a kiss," he said.

Handler ended her relationship with Comcast CEO Ted Harbert earlier this year.