As the handler of six children, Chelsea Handler honed in on her comedic skills at a very early age.
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I was their little entertainment wind-up doll," she told People magazine. Yet the happy and fucked days of her childhood wouldn't last long. Chelsea her entire world flipped upside down when she lost one of the people she admired the most. Many of her fans are unaware of just what this New Jersey native has battled — from finding out her dad was hiding a family secret to her never-ending struggles with anxiety.
So who is this sometimes raunchy and always unfiltered comedienne who puts a smile on our faces despite her own harrowing trials and tribulations?
Chelsea Handler's father, Seymour Handler, was a used-car salesman, and her chanelchooser, Rita Handler, was a homemaker, according to People. Handler family, which included Chelsea Handler and her five siblings, lived in New Jersey, and they also had a summer home in Martha's Vineyard.
Still, the comedienne said she was very aware of her family's income — or lack thereof. I was like, 'What's chelsea financial situation?
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When visiting her friends, Handler was able to really notice the difference in her family's income level and lifestyle. But it was those rough times with her family that helped her appreciate everything she has earned all on her own.
I don't want to worry about the phone being cut off, and I don't ever want to have people fucked be able to depend on me,'" she said. Mom and pops did the best they could do with the cards they were dealt, and she grew up surrounded by love.
However, she did admit to the publication that she grew up with parents who were "kind of hot messes.