Chelsea Handler has Hollywood talking with her irreverent talk show, Chelsea Lately, but Chelsea herself is busy eating. OK! recently joined Chelsea and her TV sidekick, Chuy, at West in the Hotel Angeleno in Brentwood, Calif., for lunch, where the no-holds-barred comedienne dished about her old eating habits.
“[I grew up eating] New Jersey food,” Chelsea says. “It’s really oily and greasy. I had a lot of macaroni and cheese, Ding Dongs, Yodels, soda. If I ate like I did when I was a kid, I’d weigh probably 300 pounds!”
Alas, she doesn’t. The 32-year-old amended her diet and gone are the fast foods and fried meals. “I eat sushi, turkey slices. I love blueberries — that’s my favorite thing in the world — and when pomegranates are in season, I can seriously have three a day.”
When she’s not stuffing her face with exotic fruits, Chelsea’s working on her show, which she hopes will “get better and better” with each season. It has been renewed for a second one already.
With her career thriving — she also has a best seller, My Horizontal Life, about one-night stands, in bookstores — Chelsea’s personal life is looking good too. She’s dating Ted Harbert, 52, president of Comcast Entertainment Group (which includes E!), but don’t expect any wedding bells.
“I have no desire to get married. I don’t really want to have kids anytime soon. We talk about it. We always say, oh, maybe we’ll go elope sometime, but too many people get divorced. We have a really good time together [now].”
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