Amy Schumer reveals her husband Chris Fischer is on the Autism Spectrum

2019-03-19 14:46
Amy Schumer and husband Chris Fischer.

Cape Town – Amy Schumer is not only making jokes in her new Netflix special – she's sharing heartfelt stories about her personal life, too.

In Amy Schumer: Growing, the 37-year-old opens up about her marriage to American chef, Chris Fischer, including her husband's developmental disorder.

"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," Amy starts out in the special, E! News reports.

"My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger's. He has autism spectrum disorder. He's on the spectrum."

READ MORE: What is Asperger syndrome?

Amy – who is expecting her first child with Chris – goes on to share with her Chicago audience that all the characteristics about Chris that pertain to the disorder, are the reason she fell so "madly in love with 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.

"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."


Amy and Chris secretly tied the knot the day before Valentine's Day in 2018. The Snatched actress announced her marriage with a wedding photo on Instagram.

She later shared a video of her special day.


Amy Schumer just pulled off the most secret wedding ever!

Cape Town - News flash! Amy Schumer is a married woman. Yup, it's true. The I Feel Pretty actress just pulled off the most secret wedding ever and then shared it with the world on social media. Amy, on Tuesday, married farmer-turned-chef Chris Fischer - who is reportedly the brother of her assistant - in a private ceremony in Malibu.

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