Chelsea Handler has been mating with a new man: animal trainer Dave Salmoni.
On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Wednesday, the comedian, 35 — who split from Comcast CEO Ted Harbert earlier this year — confirmed that she is seeing Salmoni, 34, host of The Animal Planet show Into the Pride.
"He's really cute," Handler gushed. "It's nice to date somebody who can protect you from a bear or a lion."
She first noticed him when he appeared on her late night E! show Chelsea Lately.
"I looked at him and I thought, 'I would like to get penetrated by that!'" she said.
And she wasn't afraid to make the first move.
"I've never played hard to get," Handler said. "If I like something, I have to tell them, 'I like you! Come with me!'"
Salmoni seems smitten as well.
On her July 19 show, he got a little flirty. "It sounds like you've been telling people that you've given me more than just a kiss," he teased. "I hear you're talking a lot about me!"
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