Lifestyle Health Chelsea Handler Says Her Boyfriend Jo Koy Calls Her Cellulite 'Sexy': 'The More the Merrier' Handler said that Koy, a fellow comedian, has "redeemed my faith in men," and says that around him she "can be completely myself" By Julie Mazziotta Julie Mazziotta Twitter Julie Mazziotta is the Sports Editor at PEOPLE, covering everything from the NFL to tennis to Simone Biles and Tom Brady. She was previously an Associate Editor for the Health vertical for six years, and prior to joining PEOPLE worked at Health Magazine. When not covering professional athletes, Julie spends her time as a (very) amateur athlete, training for marathons, long bike trips and hikes. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 29, 2022 12:47 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Chelsea Handler's boyfriend Jo Koy is attracted to everything about her — even the cellulite and stretch marks that she used to bemoan. Handler, 47, went Instagram official with Koy, a fellow comedian, in September, and since then she's been joyfully sharing how he's changed her life. And during a surprise appearance at a comedy show in Los Angeles on Tuesday, where she warmed up the crowd for Koy, Handler said that he's helped her appreciate her body, Today reported. Talking about a recent trip to Hawaii, the actress said that she was disappointingly pointing out cellulite on her arms that she hadn't noticed before when Koy shut it down. "He goes, 'Honey, cellulite is what makes a woman a woman. That's f---ing sexy. The more the merrier,' " she recalled. "I'm like, 'Is that a sentence?! Hold on, let me write that down!' " Chelsea Handler Reunites with Boyfriend Jo Koy Following Hospital Scare: 'I'm Safe and Sound' When Koy came on, he affirmed that he thinks "cellulite is sexy." "If you don't have cellulite, then I mean …let me see a dimple," he said with a laugh. "When there's nothing, I'm like, 'What is that? That hasn't seen anything.' " "We need s---. We need dimples and stretch [marks]," he continued. "That kind of a woman… can do anything. Not sexually, just anything! That's a tough f---ing woman." Jo Koy and Chelsea Handler. Amy Sussman/Getty Koy and Handler were friends for nearly 20 years before they started dating, and since then they've both gushed about their relationship. Handler said during her set that Koy loves her "confidence and my unwillingness to take s--- from anybody." "Instead of having to shrink my personality, I can be completely myself," she said to applause from the audience. Chelsea Handler Shares Her Love Story with Boyfriend Jo Koy: 'I Just Feel So Completely Safe' Handler also recounted a time when Koy insisted on going out at 2:30 a.m. to pick up tampons for her. "I said to him, 'You have redeemed my faith in men. Meeting you has made me understand that there has to be more men like you out there,'" she said. "And we all need to know that." RELATED VIDEO: Chelsea Handler Says Committing to Therapy Has Made Her a 'Kinder, Gentler Person All Around' Handler has long mined her romantic ups and downs for comedy, but since falling in love with Koy she's been sharing their happiness, and told others not to settle. "For everyone who is still looking for their person, do not adjust who you are or make yourself smaller to find them," she said in November. "Be patient and never settle for anything less than you deserve. Your person is coming and sometimes — they've been standing in front of you the whole time."