After months of speculation and some very uncomfortable twitpics and interviews, Chelsea Handler has finally admitted the obvious: she dated 50 Cent.
Very casually, she stresses.
The TV host took a turn on the other side of the table Tuesday night, sitting down with Piers Morgan and opening up about her personal life. Which included a very public soiree with the rapper/actor/social lightning rod.
"We dated, very casually," Handler admitted. "He's a very sweet, nice guy... I was sampling, kind of, the atmosphere, seeing what was out there, and I was satiated."
That confirms a cat and mouse game the two played with the web and press all fall and winter; at one point, Handler tweeted "I don't know why anyone thinks I would ever date a rapper," while posting a photo of the two in bed.
Then, a more firm denial came, though a photo of the pair dining -- and evidently watching each other eat very closely -- in a restaurant told otherwise.
As did 50's March interview in Vibe Magazine, in which he said:
"Chelsea is confident. I think confidence is the sexiest thing about a person. She's the kind of person that if you're blessed with the opportunity to hang out with her, you'll enjoy it. I'm not sure you'll look at her and actually want to jump over the table and fuck her, but you might. You would leave after talking with her feeling that she is a cool person."
But while it's over now, there's no animosity between the two. Even if she didn't like his gifts.
"He's a great guy... he's the complete antithesis of what you'd imagine. He's a sweetheart, he's great, he's funny, he has a great sense of humor."