Amy Schumer reveals husband Chris Fischer has autism spectrum disorder: "My husband's brain was a little different than mine"

The 37-year-old comic star revealed the news on her upcoming Netflix special where she discusses her personal life, including her marriage to Fischer


                            Amy Schumer reveals husband Chris Fischer has autism spectrum disorder: "My husband's brain was a little different than mine"

Amy Schumer has reportedly shared that her husband Chris Fischer has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The 37-year-old comic star revealed the news on her upcoming Netflix special, 'Amy Schumer Growing', where she discusses her personal life, including her marriage to Fischer. 

Amy and Chris, who are going to welcome their first child together this year, recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary. "I knew from the beginning that my husband's brain was a little different than mine," Schumer said in the Netflix special, as per E! News.



 

She continued, "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."

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

"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," Schumer told the Chicago audience in her hour-long 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."

As fans would recall, Amy and Chris got married in a surprise ceremony in Malibu in February last year, just days after going public with their relationship.

Schumer's star-studded wedding saw celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston, David Spade, Judd Apatow, and Larry David among others attending the ceremony. “Most of the guests found out the wedding was happening from a text Amy sent [two days before],” a source said at the time.

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer attend the opening night of 'Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State' at the Minetta Lane Theatre on January 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Red State Blue State)
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer attend the opening night of 'Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State' at the Minetta Lane Theatre on January 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Red State Blue State)

And the actress' revelation of her pregnancy came in the usual Amy Schumer style: via a cryptic Instagram post. The 'I Feel Pretty' star directed all her fans to former CNN White House correspondent Jessica Yellin’s Instagram page on Monday, October 22, saying that she needed to share some much-required news.

And when fans popped on to Jessica Yellin’s Instagram page and onto her stories, she congratulated Schumer and shared “voting recommendations.” At the bottom, the note read, “I’m pregnant — Amy Schumer.”