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