Amy Schumer reveals her husband is on the Autism spectrum

scandal 19/03/2019

Amy Schumer isn’t holding back in her new Netflix special.

She opened up about her pregnancy and marriage in her hour long special Amy Schumer: Growing. She also talked about what it's like to be married to someone on the autism spectrum.

During the special, the 37-year-old reveals that her husband, Chris Fischer, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, telling the crowd:

“I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine. I have to start this over because I really want to get this right because I love him very much… My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s. He has autism spectrum disorder. He’s on the spectrum. And there were some signs early on.”

While telling a story about the time Fischer reacted abnormally to her falling down during a walk together, Schumer recalled:

“Nine out of 10 people would go, ‘Oh my god, are you OK?!’ Maybe more like 10 out of 10 people…Instead, my husband went– He kind of froze and became a lighthouse, opening and closing his mouth…. I remember lying on the ground looking up at him and I wasn’t mad, I just thought, Huh. Lotta Huh moments, you know?”

But these moments were what made her fall for her husband.

She says in her Netflix special:

“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. 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.”

She also explained:

“If I say to him, like, ‘Does this look like s**t?’ He’ll go, ‘Yeah, you have a lot of other clothes. Why don’t you wear those?’… But he can also make me feel more beautiful than anyone ever has in my whole life. And he can’t lie! Is that the dream man?!”