"I don't think we can have a friendship until there's some accountability and some responsibility taken."
Chelsea Handler is opening up about her breakup with ex Jo Koy, and where the two stand following their split earlier this year.
During an appearance on Tuesday's episode of Brooke Shields' "Now What?" podcast, the 47-year-old "Chelsea Does" star revealed she and Koy haven't been able to mend their friendship after she felt he wouldn't take "accountability" for his actions in their breakup, despite her ex's claims the two would always remain friends.
Chelsea and Jo had been longtime friends before they decided to turn their relationship romantic in 2021. The former couple split in the summer after dating for almost a year, however, Handler said she hasn't "spoken to [Koy] in a while."
As for how she believes the two could repair their friendship, Chelsea said, "I mean, there has to be some accountability, you know what I mean? Like, from him about what happened, because it was just ridiculous. I don't think we can have a friendship until there's some accountability and some responsibility taken."
She said their relationship had "devolved" during the course of their 11-month romance.
"There was just some behaviors that we couldn't agree on," Handler told Shields. "And it felt to me like I would have to abandon myself, which maybe I would have been OK to do if I were 20 or 25. But I wasn't willing to do that."
While she noted that she "loved him so much," Chelsea said she was "not going to abandon" herself. She recalled, "I was like, 'I'm not going to change the way that I behave in order to make you feel more comfortable. I’m not doing that.'"