*In the midst of her current media blitz to promote her new book “Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me,” the talk show host confirmed that she “very casually” dated rapper 50 Cent last year.

During an interview Tuesday on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the comedienne and host of “Chelsea Lately” said they didn’t try very hard to hide their affection for one another.

After being spotted getting cozy in a New Orleans bar last fall, the couple continued to fuel romance rumors with lunch outings in Malibu and by even posting an intimate photo on Twitter of the two cuddling in bed.

“I was just sampling … the atmosphere and seeing what was out there,” Handler, 36, told Morgan. “I was newly single and I wanted to date a bunch of different people and I did. And I’m satiated.”