PST.) When our interview was over, Peter and I got in a car and went to lunch alone.
I was selfishly dying to hear what happened to his marriage, what his life was like, and to see if there was any truth to the phrase "Timing is everything." What I discovered is that there is—just not in the way I'd imagined. I felt like I was 23 again—except that our roles were reversed.
As for her current relationship, Handler said she's trying not to lose sight of herself.
"I'm definitely worried about maintaining my relevance and not wanting to go too far out of bounds to accommodate someone else," she said.
"You didn't have to put that in your book.""I know," I said.
So when she dropped by the Howard Stern show this morning and the conversation rolled around to her ill-fated relationship with 50 Cent, she wasted no time in getting right to the heart of what caused this already unlikely couple to go their separate ways.
Peter seemed surprisingly open to the idea but needed reassurance that I wasn't going to make fun of him on camera—a theme, for some reason, that keeps reintroducing itself into my romantic relationships. It's supremely awkward seeing someone you used to have a lot of sex with for the first time in almost two decades.
That's the last thing I'd want to do,'" she said.COVER STORY: Chelsea Handler's Split Personality "I so didn't, and I so don't care about you asking about it," replied Handler, who once quipped to that the best thing about living with Harbert was that "he drives me to work." The couple split up in 2010.Handler most recently has been dating on-again/off-again hotelier boyfriend Andre Balazs.You can't fast- forward heartbreak, and you can't rewind love—and, that's just one big bummer.Then Peter asked me a question: "Do you still call everything you love 'Chunk'? Peter knew me before I had a dog named Chunk, and before I lost my mother, whom I called Chunk. Even though I knew I wouldn't be having sex with Peter again, never mind getting back together, I was moved that someone I hadn't spoken to in so many years knew me so well.My sister Simone used to listen to me cry on the phone, telling me there would be a day when I didn't pine for him.