Just because Amy Schumer is known primarily for being a raunchy comedienne, doesn’t mean that she can’t use her craft to address serious subjects. During her upcoming Netflix special, Amy Schumer Growing, the soon-to-be-first-time-mother, 37, discussed husband Chris Fischer’s autism spectrum disorder for the first time.
“I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine,” Amy began. “I have to start this over because I really want to get this right because I love him very much.” Amy and the top chef, 39, tied the knot back in 2018 and recently celebrated their one-year anniversary.
“My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s. He has autism spectrum disorder. He’s on the spectrum,” she continued. “And there were some signs early on.” The I Feel Pretty actress went on to admit that Chris’ diagnosis was hardly a deterrent in marrying him.
“Once he was diagnosed, it dawned on me how funny it was, because all of the characteristics that make it clear that he’s on the spectrum are all of the reasons that I fell madly in love with him,” Amy confessed. “That’s the truth. He says whatever is on his mind. He keeps it so real. He doesn’t care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do.”
Considering Amy is also very much an outspoken, social norm-defying individual, it seems as though she and Chris are a perfect match and we have no doubt they’ll make great parents. Seeing as the lovebirds announced that they’re expecting their first child back in October, fans should get to meet baby Fischer sometime this summer. We can’t wait.
Be sure to tune into to Amy Schumer Growing airing on Netflix on Tuesday, March 19.
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