For more than a year, many have wondered if former celebrity pals 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler were romantically involved, with speculation heating up after a rather intimate photo of the two surfaced on the Web several months ago. Neither of the two celebrities have given a concrete answer on the matter and speculation has since died down. But now, the late-night talk show host has revealed that she was indeed dating 50, that is, until 50’s ex, Ciara, allegedly broke them up.
According to MTV News, Handler broke the news of her ill-fated love triangle during an interview on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show, saying that she and 50 dated for “a couple of months.”
“He’s actually a lot different than you would think. He’s really sweet. I thought it was kind of amusing that I would even be with 50 Cent,” said Handler, adding that her friends, including Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, were surprised by the relationship but happy for the couple. “My friends all loved him, my friends fell in love with him. They loved that I was dating him. They were like, ‘Chelsea, come on.’ They were both laughing really hard at it — everyone was — but they loved him.”
For a while, things were going great for Handler and 50. Handler introduced her rapping beau to her family and he was even going to travel with them on a family trip to Anguilla. However, things apparently went downhill when 50’s famous ex, Ciara, came back into the picture.
Ciara, whose name Handler mispronounced throughout the interview, was scheduled to appear on her talk show and 50 called her to tell her that Ciara still called him wanting to reconcile and get back together. Handler even claimed that 50 tried to set up a three-way call to prove that Ciara still had feelings for him, to which Handler replied, “Curtis, honestly this is like eighth grade.” Unfortunately, Handler wasn’t too thrilled that 50’s ex was still in the picture and decided to call off the relationship — and tell him off — right then and there.
“You’re telling me this girl wants to get back with you but she’s upset that you’re dating me,” Handler questioned. “Is that what you’re saying …Whatever I called him was probably the worst thing you could say to a black person, short of calling him the N-word. Like I said … you’re a street person basically something along the lines of being a gangster. And it was really, really offensive and I hung up and I’ve never spoken to him again. I was like, at my job, It was just so juvenile, I couldn’t get past that. I was at work. I hung up and I’ve never spoken to him again.”
However, Handler claims that she holds no grudges towards 50. “I do think he’s a really nice guy and I think he’s smart in a certain way,” said Handler.
Well, considering that both 50 and Handler are some of Hollywood’s most fiery celebrities, we’ll say that her final compliment and his silence on the matter speaks volumes about their continued respect for each other. Though, after this tell-all from Handler, we won’t be surprised if all respect goes out the window and 50 retaliates by sharing his side of the story — and a few choice words of his own. But Handler isn’t the only celebrity who’s been caught in a love triangle. Check out some other celebs who found themselves in an unwanted party of three, below. –nicholas robinson