Comedienne Amy Schumer is opening up about what she loves most about her husband, celebrity chef Chris Fischer.
In October 2018, Schumer and Fischer, who celebrated their first anniversary together in February, announced that they are expecting their first child together just a few months after becoming husband and wife.
The soon-to-be mom is believed to be about eight months pregnant.
Now, as Entertainment Tonight reports, Schumer is telling her fans all the things she adores most about her unborn child’s father. She also revealed that he has autism spectrum disorder but that’s what she loves most about him.
The comedienne explained on her new Netflix special, “Amy Schumer: Growing”:
“I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine. 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.”
However, as Schumer continued, she said that the qualities that make it clear he is on the spectrum “are all of the reasons I fell madly in love with him.”
Schumer also took to Instagram to thank her husband for being so open about his life with her fans.
After thanking the many people who worked on the special with her, Schumer then addressed Fischer. She wrote:
But more than anyone and im assuming no one is reading this anymore. But thank you to my husband, Chris who has kept me going during this pregnancy. His willingness and desire to be open with the world about himself and our marriage is courageous and beautiful. He makes me laugh more than anyone and he laughs at me more than anyone. I am more than grateful to have found such an amazing partner and best friend. I’m shocked. I didn’t think this love was out there for me. But it was and it is and I can’t wait to spend my life with you and our growing family. This special is dedicated to my friend @clubsodakenny son Doug and to our new baby who will be joining us very very soon.
Some people thanked Schumer and Fischer for sharing their story and creating awareness around autism spectrum disorder:
Not a fan of hers but this is totally cool of her for sharing.Awareness needs to be out there.Its so common now.So many types of autism.She may made me a fan
I love this so much.
Half the universe is somewhere on the spectrum. It’s no big deal. People are different and different is ok
Thank You for sharing
While others thought it was unnecessary of her to share such an intimate detail of her husband’s life:
This not our business
Wow thats f**ked up why would she even bring it up ?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.