G-Unit leader 50 Cent is reportedly distraught over his split from rumored ex-girlfriend/television host Chelsea Handler over the recent holiday season.
According to reports, 50 was initially unable to accept the break-up.
A source tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now) that Chelsea Handler dumped 50 Cent just before the holidays, leaving the 35-year-old rapper “heartbroken.” Determined to win her back, 50 Cent — who was first spotted canoodling with the “Chelsea Lately” host in October — “spent Christmas sending her gifts, but she sent them back. She put a note on one that said, ‘I can buy my own gifts.'” (US Weekly)
Earlier this month, Chelsea admitted 50 was too much for her to handle.
“People still think we’re dating? No! Really?,” Handler said in an interview. “He’s sweet, though. I love him, but we’re not dating. I don’t know if I can handle him, to be honest. I like to have fun and I’m really trying to not get into anything too serious.” (Us Magazine)
In December, Handler ignited speculation on their hook-up by tweeting an intimate photo of them together.
Is she pranking her fans or is she fueling the flames of existing romance rumors? Talk show host Chelsea Handler has shared a photo with fans that shows her in a compromising position with rapper-actor-entrepreneur 50 Cent. The photo is on display on her WhoSay account and posted on social networking sites including Facebook. Though the photo is slightly blurry, it shows 50 Cent (whose birth name is Curtis Jackson) on top of Handler with the couple smiling and their eyes toward the camera. Handler’s face is slightly obscured because she is kissing the rapper’s left cheek. The photo caption reads, “I don’t know why anyone thinks I would ever date a rapper.” (MyFox News)
50’s speculated romance with Handler reportedly forced R&B singer Ciara to break things off with the rapper.
It won’t be a lonely Valentine’s Day for Ciara this year. The 25-year-old singer has taken a page out of pal Kim Kardashian‘s playbook and is dating a new NBA baller beau. So who’s the guy? And what does E! funnygal Chelsea Handler have to do with the budding romance? Ciara has recently begun seeing 28-year-old New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire. “They’re keeping it on the DL, but they are dating,” a source tells us of the couple, who just recently took their friendship to the next level about a month ago. According to our source, Ciara, who has been dating rapper 50 Cent on and off for much of last year, officially cut off contact with the hip-hop star when he began hanging out with Handler. “When that Chelsea stuff started, she pulled away from him,” adds the source. (E! Online)
Check out 50 Cent on “Chelsea Lately” down below: