Comedian Amy Schumer revealed in her upcoming Netflix special, “Amy Schumer Growing” that her husband, Chris Fischer, is on the autism spectrum.
Amy Schumer revealed in her upcoming Netflix special that her husband, Chris Fischer, has autism spectrum disorder.
The 37-year-old comedian spoke about her husband’s diagnosis in her new special, “Amy Schumer Growing,” is scheduled to be available for streaming on Tuesday.
“I knew from the beginning that my husband in the brain was a bit different than mine,” Schumer said, according to Entertainment Tonight. “I have this on because I really want to get this right, because I love him very much.”
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“My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s. He has autism spectrum disorder. He is on the spectrum. And there were some signs early on,” the “Trainwreck” star said.
The comedian and Fischer, a chef, wed in February 2018 in a star-studded event Jennifer Lawrence, Larry David, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Aniston.
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“After he was diagnosed, it dawned on me how funny it was, because all the features that make it clear that he was on the spectrum are all of the reasons that I fell in love with him,” Schumer said in her comedy special. “That is the truth. He says what is in his mind. He keeps it so real. He doesn’t care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do.”
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Schumer announced in October that she was pregnant with their first child.