Amy Schumer Reveals Husband Chris Fischer Is On Autism Spectrum In Netflix Special ‘Growing’
In her new Netflix special Growing, which started streaming Tuesday, Amy Schumer opened up about her husband having an autism spectrum disorder.
The comedian and her husband Chris Fischer, who are expecting their first child, have been keeping their 2018 marriage relatively under wraps. But in the new Netflix special, Schumer revealed a great deal about her husband and marriage.
“I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine,” 37-year-old Schumer said. “My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s. He has autism spectrum disorder. He’s on the spectrum.”
“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,” she continued. “That’s the truth.”
The I Feel Pretty star also shared that her husband is unable to lie and “says whatever is on his mind.”
“He keeps it so real,” Schumer said. “He doesn’t care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do. If I say to him ‘Does this look like s**t?’ he’ll go ‘Yeah, you have a lot of other clothes, why don’t you wear those?'”
After reports began to surface about her comments, many people took to Twitter to share their reactions, with some calling her comments wrong while others came to the comedian’s defense.
“Why are people being so nasty about Amy Schumer revealing her husband is on the Autism Spectrum? I know this is Twitter but I’m horrified that her honest discussion about her husband has been met with mean comments,” one user wrote.
Why are people being so nasty about Amy Schumer revealing her husband is on the Autism Spectrum? I know this is Twitter but I’m horrified that her honest discussion about her husband has been met with mean comments.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 19, 2019
“I am sorry for her husband but when she attacks millions of people and then wants their sympathy she unfortunately is getting what she dishes out. Let the attacks begin,” another user wrote.
I am sorry for her husband but when she attacks millions of people and then wants their sympathy she unfortunately is getting what she dishes out. Let the attacks begin.
— Teaching Truths (@rj131049) March 19, 2019
But Schumer carried on and even went on to thank her husband in an Instagram post about his willingness to be open with the world about himself.
“But thank you to my husband, Chris, who has kept me going during this pregnancy. His willingness and desire to be open with the world about himself and our marriage is courageous and beautiful,” the actress captioned her post. “He makes me laugh more than anyone and he laughs at me more than anyone. I am more than grateful to have found such an amazing partner and best friend.”
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My special #GROWING is available starting at midnight tonight! Thanks to the editors @kellylyonedit and @cplatas – assistant editor. @florianballhaus the DP @ryanecunningham for all post work. @rayangry for the incredible music @berniekaminski for line producing. @marcusraboydirector for watching my back while I was on stage. @tomlappinn for his camera work @kimmykuppkakes for hair @andrea_tiller for makeup @hatchgal for my dress. All the local Chicago crew from the camera ops to the PAs. Stage manager. @513designstudio for the set!Lighting design by Robert Peterson. Prompter. Everything ran so smooth! Catering to ushers. To the great audience and the people of Chicago. I am very proud of my work on this as the director and that my production company produced this. It was hard work and i was sick and pregnant. Thanks for believing i could do it @netflixisajoke Especially Robbie Lisa and Grig and Ted! Thanks @miacomedy and @janellejamescomedy for getting the crowd right. Thanks berk! Thanks to @mugsykane and @kimcaramele and @mofischhh for helping me every step of the way and telling me if my jokes sucked and slowly manipulating me into doing it at a gorgeous theater instead of a little club. @chicagotheatre is astounding. But more than anyone and im assuming no one is reading this anymore. But thank you to my husband, Chris who has kept me going during this pregnancy. His willingness and desire to be open with the world about himself and our marriage is courageous and beautiful. He makes me laugh more than anyone and he laughs at me more than anyone. I am more than grateful to have found such an amazing partner and best friend. I’m shocked. I didn’t think this love was out there for me. But it was and it is and I can’t wait to spend my life with you and our growing family. This special is dedicated to my friend @clubsodakenny son Doug and to our new baby who will be joining us very very soon.
Earlier last year, the Trainwreck star made headlines when news broke that she and Fischer had tied the knot at a ceremony in Malibu. The couple also made headlines again when Schumer announced that she and Fischer were expecting their first child, of which she has had a rocky road because of her severe morning sickness, which caused her to be hospitalized last October.
Growing is now available to stream on Netflix.
Watch the full trailer below,