Amy Schumer Reveals Intimate Details About Her Husband’s Autism

Amy Schumer has expressed her appreciation of her husband Chris Fischer in a heartfelt Instagram post honoring her son’s second birthday. In the post shared on Wednesday, May 5, the “Trainwreck” star celebrated her son Gene David’s birthday with an emotional message, which was accompanied by a couple of throwback photos. 

“Today is our son’s birthday and I woke up emotional as hell thinking about my husband, Chris. In this first photo while I was having a 3-hour c section he held my hand and stared in my eyes so I never felt alone,” she wrote. Referring to her husband’s autism, the actress continued, “I feel loved and supported always. He takes care of our family and is a husband and father beyond my wildest dreams. Also, he has autism spectrum disorder.”

According to People, Schumer previously revealed that her husband Chris had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the 2019 Netflix special “Amy Schumer: Growing.” 

Amy also discussed the importance of autism diagnosis

Speaking on Instagram, Schumer outlined the importance of parents “being tested and diagnosed” with autism to ensure partners can better communicate and support one another. “People have reached out to us saying that seeing our doc #expectingamy motivated them to get tested and that it has changed their lives,” the comedian wrote. “We want to encourage parents and people to give themselves the gift of information so people can function to the best of their abilities and remove any stigma that comes with autism.” 

As People reported, she concluded, “Statistically our son most likely will be diagnosed as well and if he’s anything like his father that is wonderful news. So on our babies [sic] birthday where he held my hand tight and held me with his eyes I want to say I love you thank you and happy birthday little geenie panini we love you as much as you love school busses.”

Per Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Chris is the brother of Schumer’s personal assistant and the pair first met during a weekend trip to Martha’s Vineyard. After bumping into each other again on another occasion, they eventually began dating, and tied the knot in February of 2018. 

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