Amy Schumer Reveals Husband Chris Fischer Is On Autism Spectrum
Amy Schumer has opened up about her marriage to husband Chris Fischer in her new stand up special, 'Growing'.
The comedian married Fischer in February 2018 and the couple announced they were expecting their first child together last October.
Now, Schumer has revealed the story of Fischer's autism diagnosis, saying that she knew from the very beginning that her "husband's brain was a little different from mine".
"I have to start this over because I really want to get this right because I love him very much," she told the crowd in Chicago, in the special that hits Netflix on March 19.
"My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger's," Schumer explained, ET Online reports.
"He has autism spectrum disorder. He's on the spectrum. And there were some signs early on," she said, recounting his reaction when she fell over while they were out walking one day.
Schumer went on to say she had a few realisations about her relationship with Fischer after finding out he was 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 says in her Netflix special.
"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."
Schumer gave Fischer another shout out on Instagram today, thanking him for "keeping her going" during her pregnancy, which has seen her experiencing complications related to hyperemesis gravidarum.
"His willingness and desire to be open with the world about himself and our marriage is courageous and beautiful," she gushed, adding that he makes her laugh "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," wrote Schumer.
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