Outspoken rapper 50 Cent was surprisingly quiet when approached by paparazzi this week and asked about his alleged relationship with television host Chelsea Handler.
Known for speaking his mind at will, 50 was unusually mum on denying or confirming the gossip.
With everyone talking about his new rumored romance, 50 Cent took refuge where everyone goes to avoid the spotlight — Mr. Chow in Bev Hills — and then dropped a huge clue about Chelsea Handler. As TMZ first reported, the two got reeeeeally up close and personal at a bar in New Orleans this weekend — but yesterday, when photogs asked about the hook-up, dude cracked a huge, mysterious smile. They’re totally together, right?? (TMZ)
A source close to 50 and Handler confirmed they are an item this week.
No joke: Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent are dating, a source confirms to UsMagazine.com. The unexpected pair were photographed looking romantic at a New Orleans bar on Sunday. “It’s been going on awhile,” the source says of the comedienne and the rapper, both 35. “It’s more of a hookup thing — whenever they are in the same town.” 50 Cent’s rep had no comment. A rep for the Chelsea Lately host tells Us, “She saves all her comments for her own show.” (US Magazine)
A source from Handler’s camp says she is not dating 50, however, would not turn down an opportunity.
“They haven’t hooked up, but she’s open to it,” an inside source tells E! News of the dynamic duo, both 35. Chelsea is having fun with all the speculation, though, posting this suggestive pic on herTwitter yesterday. (E! Online)
In recent weeks, 50 has publicly acknowledged Handler’s attractiveness.
“I think @chelseahandler is beautiful I wanta see what that dog lookin at on her page,” Fifty previously tweeted in reference to Chelsea’s dog Chunk, who is seen looking up her skirt on the cover of her New York Times bestseller Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. The smitten rapper even performed “Best Friend,” whose lyrics could have been directed at his new lady friend. “If I was your best friend, I’d want you ’round all the time,” he rapped with a live band. (Rap-Up)
Check out footage of 50 Cent being asked about Chelsea Handler down below: