Chelsea Handler Cashes Out 50 Cent, "I Don't Know If I Can Handle Him"

Late night talk show host Chelsea Handler may finally be putting an axe into the gossip behind her and 50 Cent being a romantic item by admitting the rapper is too much for her to handle.

When approached about her alleged fling with 50, Handler downplayed the relationship.

"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 steamed speculation of their pairing by tweeting an intimate photo of 50.

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)

A month prior, Handler appeared on late night television host Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" and playfully addressed her ties with 50.

With her usual brand of deadpan humor, talk show host Chelsea Handler discussed her rumored relationship with rapper 50 Cent in an appearance on the Tonight Show Tuesday -- although she left a little ambiguity as to whether or not they're an item. Handler, 35, told Leno they're just friends, and noted the rapper hasn't met her family yet. The comic, who recently returned from a lavish weekend in Mexico with pal Jennifer Aniston, joked she "can't bring 50 Cent with me, because he's not a strong swimmer." "It's Fiddy Cent, isn't it?" Leno replied. "I don't know, I call him Curtis when we're having sex," she joked (maybe). "No, but he does have a real name ... Curtis ... I don't know, I should find out ... Curtis Cent!" Handler said of the 35-year-old Candy Shop singer. She quickly added: "we're just friends." (Peace FM Online)

In October, 50 and Handler were spotted having lunch together.

The 35-year-old rapper, also known as Curtis James Jackson, and 35-year-old chat show host Handler enjoyed a Sunday lunch date in Malibu. The pair were both dressed casually with Chelsea in black jeans and a striped long sleeved T-shirt and a straw fedora while 50 Cent wore an all black ensemble with a huge diamond cross round his neck. The couple appeared happy and relaxed as they walked out of the restaurant and piled into 50's enormous Rolls Royce. Chelsea even paused to take a picture of a smiling 50 Cent with her cell phone before getting into the passenger side of the car. (Daily Mail)