Chelsea's handlers confirm that hotelier Andre Balazs is "just her type," and that they are dating.
Looks like Chelsea Handler is gearing up for an all new chapter of her "horizontal life."
The reigning late-night queen was seen keeping warm with hotelier Andre Balazs at the Sundance Film Festival this week, a stone's throw away from where former flame 50 Cent was performing.
The pair caught the Florence + the Machine show at the Bing Bar just two doors down from where 50 Cent performed, and were "making out in the corner of the dance floor," a source reported to Page Six. The next evening, the two enjoyed a dinner at restaurant 350 Main, where they spent the evening cuddling in their booth and giggling when onlookers asked about their relationship status. One onlooker at a performance by Carole King at the House of Hype lounge on Sunday noted that "Chelsea sat on Andre's lap, straddling him, and kissed and caressed his face in front of everyone. It raised a few eyebrows."
Was her behavior really all that illicit, or did spectators just question her intentions? Were her antics all a show to get under 50's skin? Sources at Us Weekly say that Handler dumped 50 Cent during the holidays, leaving him "heartbroken." According to the source, 50 "spent Christmas sending her gifts, but she sent them back. She put a note on one that said, 'I can buy my own gifts.'"
When Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos asked 50 Cent about the status of their relationship at the Festival over the weekend, he abruptly replied "No, you could've asked Chelsea. She made that visible for everyone to know." If Handler really is using Balazs to get a reaction out of 50, it certainly seems to be working.
Will the red-hot romance continue after they leave the snowy mountain town? The source confirms "they're heading back to L.A. together." Guess we'll stay tuned to see if she keeps having cozy evenings with Balazs when 50's not around to watch.
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