Amy Schumer talks life with an autistic partner
It's been a year since Amy Schumer revealed her husband, Chris Fischer was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and has said the news came as a relief to the couple. Now, the comedian is opening up more on her family dynamic on Howard Stern's radio show.
“He was really relieved and I think he felt really empowered. People have been making him feel like he was kind of bad, wrong or a jerk his whole life because some of the behaviour is really strange,” she explains to Stern.
She continued, "To hear you’re not a bad person, your brain is different and here are some tools that can help you navigate your life and your communication with the people you love, it was really emotional. He was really happy about it.”
Schumer then goes on to gush about her hubby saying, “There’s nothing I would change about him. With his brain and how he is socially, it’s all good to me.”
She also goes on to talk about her son Gene, adding that she's "not worried" if he, too is on the spectrum.
“I think there are so many parts of someone being autistic that make someone really brilliant, lovely and interesting. A lot of my favourite people are on the spectrum,” she said.
Despite having a really hard pregnancy, Schumer admits that her and Fischer are hopeful for adding another tot to the mix.
“Seriously, once you meet your baby, you’re like ‘oh my god! I would have been sick like that for 10 years just to meet you for an hour,'” she says.
The couple for now have put their IVF processes on hold while they social distance in Martha's Vineyard.