Chelsea Handler Tells Oprah She's "Met Her Match" in Andre Balazs, Still Thinks Ex 50 Cent is a "Sweetheart"

Celebrity News Mar. 11, 2013 AT 5:30PM
Chelsea Handler and Oprah Winfrey Chelsea Handler and Oprah Winfrey Credit: George Burns

Chelsea Handler is being very open about her love life lately. The outspoken talk show host sat down with Oprah Winfrey on a revealing episode of Oprah's Next Chapter on Sunday, March 10, and spilled the beans about her love life with boyfriend Andre Balazs, as well as her previous relationship with 50 Cent.

When Winfrey, 59, asked Handler point-blank whether she is in love with her boyfriend of two years, Balazs, 56, the Chelsea Lately host didn't hesitate.

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"Yes, yes," she said with a smile. "I've met my match. We couldn't be more opposite. I bring out the stupidity in him probably."

The 38-year-old TV personality added that the couple has been talking more and more about their future as of late.

"We were talking about living our lives together, my boyfriend and I," she said. "We've broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and we're trying to figure out how to live a life together."

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Part of their issue in figuring out a game plan, Handler said, is that Balazs, who owns hotels around the globe, is constantly on the go, while she is based in Los Angeles for her show. The relationship, then, comes down to a great deal of compromise.

"It's just so hard and it's just so taxing," she told Winfrey. "But when you really want to be with someone, you can make that work, but you don't want it to be uneven. If I'm going to London for you for a week for business, and having to go out to dinner and drinks and be funny and engaging, then you better hit me back."

Her previous high-profile relationship, with rapper 50 Cent, was admittedly a little one-sided in the beginning, she said.

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"He's a sweetheart and he's so cute," she said of her ex, 37. "It wasn't the most serious relationship. He came on my show [in 2010] and he sent me flowers. And I was like, 'I'm not gonna date somebody whose name is a number.'"

The comedienne admits that she was won over when the rapper (real name: Curtis Jackson) flew out to New Orleans to see her. The pair was first linked in 2010 and split several months later after Jackson called her to warn her about one of his exes.

"[He called to warn me and] I was like, at my job. It was just so juvenile, I was at work," she told E! News in January. "I hung up and I've never spoken to him again. I do think he's a really nice guy and I think he's smart in a certain way."

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With her current relationship, however, Handler explained that marriage and children aren't really part of the equation, even though it is definitely a more serious one.

"I don't really have any value on marriage," she said. "I guess it would be fun to do just for the sake of it once. I don't want children … I don't ever feel that I want one. My dogs are enough. My dog is the best and I mean, my dog can't talk and that's kind of what I was looking for in a companion."

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