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Amy Schumer Reveals Husband Has 'Autism Spectrum Disorder'

Amy Schumer Reveals Husband Has 'Autism Spectrum Disorder'

Amy Schumer‘s Netflix special, Amy Schumer: Growing, is set to debut on the streaming service tomorrow, and a new excerpt has been released.

“I knew from the beginning that my husband [Chris Fischer'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 said in a clip released by ET. “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.”

“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,” Amy added. “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.”

The couple are currently expecting their first child together.

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  • cuzjcacjo

    of course he’s got something, no one normal would want her

  • Chingpei

    I thought he had a VISION IMPAIRMENT …. How else can he Look at Her … YIKES !!!!

  • Anuschka

    Hey! I am on the spectrum too and have a normal relationsship.

  • YaThink

    I can only say “Good Luck!” Did she know this before they got married? I sure hope so.

    I feel for her. I know someone that I’m 99 percent sure is Asperger’s. A relative. I’m sure he has not been diagnosed. Everyone thought he was a bit odd, but they have no idea he is Asperger’s because he’s been able to hide things all his life. If you spend time with someone like that without other people around, (for example, if you share a living space), you can see it. It’s best to keep reminding yourself that it is biological. They’re not trying to be thoughtless or insensitive. Generally, not doing it on purpose.

    Tough to deal with, but if they get diagnosed and help, their marriages can work.

  • Altered Beast ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    so he can solve crimes with an attitude? lucky

  • Altered Beast ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    so he can solve crimes with an attitude? lucky

  • cutitout

    Autism is not always a disability, sometimes it is just a difference in processing.

  • jh7058622

    …and also a medical genius. Don’t forget about that.

  • Distemp

    I knew someone who go for this obvious line.

  • suzybel

    Well really, it’s obvious there is something wrong with him, he ended up with her, am I right?

  • Imperious Leader

    she’s not as ugly as Sarah Huckabee

  • YaThink

    :-) You guys are terrible!