Seymour Handler

by doveclove Thu Jul 01 2021 Updated On Tue Jan 17 2023
Seymour Handler

Seymour Handler was the father of television personality and activist Chelsea Handler

He was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. 

He was a used-car dealer at Skyline, Bordentown, Manheim Auction, Esso, and owned Exxon gas station. 

He was born in the USA on November 26, 1931. He graduated in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor's degree.

His parents were Jacob Handler and Yetta Spector Handler

He was a brother of Paul Handler and Claire Handler-Warhaftig.

His Family

Seymour was married to Rita Stoecker of West Germany. His wife Rita had moved to the USA in 1958 and married Seymour in 1961

She was Mormon and a homemaker. Rita departed before Handler due to breast cancer in 2006.

Seymour had six children with his beautiful wife Rita, three sons, and three daughters. 

The names of his children are late Chet Handler, Roy Handler, Glen Handler, Simone Handler-Hutchinson, Shoshanna Handler, and Chelsea Handler.                          

Seymour with wife Rita
Seymour with his wife Rita  Source: Instagram

Son Chet was Handler’s eldest son. He died in 1984 by felling from a cliff. 

At that time, he was hiking in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Chet's death was a misfortune to Handler's Family. Their 22 year's young son left them forever.

Son Roy is a chef residing in Koror, Palau

He wrote a chapter A Brother's Testimony" for the book on the fourth book of his named sister Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me and appeared in the Chelsea Show.

Son Glen is a director at KYOCERA Document Solutions America

He also wrote a chapter for the book Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me called Pubescent and Adolescent Mendacity, 1985-1991.

Daughter Simone Handler-Hutchinson is the eldest daughter of Seymour

She is a healthcare compliance manager at Genentech. In 2016, she also appeared as a guest at the Chelsea Show.

She lives in San Francisco.

Daughter Shoshanna Handler resides in West Caldwell.

She has a daughter and a son. She wrote a chapter on Sisterly Love in the book Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea.

Daughter Chelsea Handler is a famous writer, television host, actress, producer, comedian, and activist. 

She hosted the famous talk show, Chelsea, Lately on the E! Network and Chelsea on Netflix.

She also worked in several movies, television series, and ShowTime series. 

Chelsea also worked as a producer in the film Pretty Wild and several other talk shows.

She is a successful writer of six books recorded in the New York Times Best Seller List

Among those masterpieces, Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me is one of them where her family, friends, and coworkers wrote a chapter to share their experience with her.

She was listed as one of the 100 most influential people on the annual Time 100 list in 2012.

Seymour children
Seymour children   Source: Pinterest

Chelsea Relationships

Chelsea dated Ted Harbert, who was the former CEO of Comcast in 2006

But she said that she broke up with Harbert in her late-night talk show in 2010.

Handler was in a relationship with Rapper 50 Cent in 2011 for a short period.

She dated businessman Andre Balazs for about two years but soon confirmed their break up in 2013 on her show Chelsea.

Unplanned Parenthood

Chelsea revealed that she had two abortions simultaneously at the age of 16 in Playboy's July/August issue. 

She stated that she was having unprotected sex with her boyfriend and remembered the time as a "bad stage" of her life. 

She has no regret about those abortions and does not have a desire to be a mom.

Leakage of Sex Tape

In 2010, Chelsea's sex tape was leaked and was offered for sale. 

Handler stated that the tape was made as a joke ten years ago as the video became public. 

She also added that she, being a comedian, had kept it as an audition tape for a comedy club and showed it at birthday parties. 

Seymour Handler daughter Chelsea Handler
Seymour Handler daughter Chelsea Handler  Source: Instagram

Net Worth

Seymour is no more, but his daughter is a famous TV personality, comedian, actress, and activist. 

Her estimated net worth is $ 50 Million. 

Net Worth    $ 50 Million
Income SourceTelevision host, Comedienne, Actress, Writer, Producer

Age, Weight, and Height

  1. He was born on November 26, 1931, and died on September 16, 2018.
  2. He passed away at the age of 86.
  3. His weight and height were not available on the internet.

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