Inside Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer's low-key romance
Amy Schumer rang in Valentine's Day as a newlywed.
Amy Schumer got married in Malibu just before Valentine’s Day, and the secret ceremony was attended by some of her closest high-powered celebrity friends. Her dream came true when she married her boyfriend of three months, Chris Fischer, on Tuesday, February 13.
In an earlier interview with author Amy Kaufman, whose upcoming book Bachelor Nation hits shelves on March 6, Schumer had described the kind of man that she hoped to marry.
“Because of the reality of the house that I grew up in and my parents’ relationship, I’m more of a realist about relationships, and I’m not really interested in the artifice. But it’s still fun to see. And we still do hope for that for ourselves,” the Trainwreck actress, 36, told Kaufman. “You still do want to be like, ‘I’m married to my best friend.’ You want what they’re pretending to have. And I do think it’s possible. I know it’s possible.”
Their whole relationship was relatively secret, by design or by truancy on the part of the tabloids. They were photographed together in November of last year, over a candlelit dinner where they were chatting and enjoying their wine. This also marked the first time Schumer was seen with a new guy since splitting with ex-boyfriend Ben Hanisch in May.
Later, in January, Schumer and Fischer were spotted together in New York City as they arrived at NBC Studios to watch Saturday Night Live and support host Jessica Chastain. The comedian was all smiles as she walked ahead of Fischer, who followed closely behind. The couple even made a red carpet appearance together, sparkling even more rumors about their alleged romance.
“Amy and Ben have ended their relationship after thoughtful consideration and remain, friends,” Schumer’s rep told at the time. A source also shared with E! News in May that “as time went on they realized they weren’t on the same page or heading in the same direction.”
But really, the couple only announced their togetherness via photo booth at Ellen Degeneres’s 60th birthday ball this past weekend. Fischer’s sister is Schumer’s assistant, so that’s likely how they met.
The bride and her chef groom tied the knot on Tuesday, outside a rented home in Malibu overlooking the ocean. In attendance were celebrity guests like Jennifer Lawrence, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Aniston, Larry David and David Spade.
In addition to photos of her dogs walking down the aisle and Fischer breaking the glass at the end of the ceremony, Schumer Instagrammed photos of her bridal party, which included sister Kim Caramele.
“It was a very chill wedding. It was thrown together last minute,” a source told Us Weekly. “Most of the guests found out the wedding was happening on Tuesday form a text message sent out by Amy on Sunday. It was like, ‘Hey, this is happening. If you can make it, great. If not, no worries.’ People were in and out all night. It was a gorgeous day. Everyone was having a good time.”
Several guests that Schumer was hoping could attend weren’t able to make it because the whole event was thrown together so quickly. In fact, according to a few sources, some guests were notified of the wedding via text message. According to The Blast, the wedding was kept secret and everyone was vigilant against any pictures or social media postings. The couple wrote their own vows, which were absolutely hilarious.
After posting pics from her wedding, Schumer had a message for her Instagram followers. "Two things," she began. "No, I'm not pregnant, and no gifts but thank you for asking." The I Feel Pretty star added, "Instead, please consider [a] donation to EveryTown for gun safety. Thought of Mayce and Jillian a lot yesterday and sending love to everyone who has been affected by gun violence."
As soon as Schumer's Instagram pictures came flooding in, so did the congratulatory messages from her friends and colleagues in the industry.
Debra Messing commented on the Instagram post on Thursday, writing: “OMGGGGG!!!!!! I’m so happy for you!! Congratulations and Mazel Tov babe!!!!” Mindy Kaling also sent her love, writing: “Wow!! So many congratulations Amy!!”
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