AceShowbiz - Amy Schumer fell in love with her husband Chris Fischer for an unexpected reason. The former "Inside Amy Schumer" star reveals in her new Netflix special "Amy Schumer Growing" that her husband has autism spectrum disorder and that's what made her fall for him.
"I knew from the beginning that my husband's brain was a little different than mine," the 37-year-old funnywoman says in the stand-up special, which debuted on the streaming platform on Tuesday, March 19. "I have to start this over because I really want to get this right because I love him very much."
"My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger's. He has autism spectrum disorder. He's on the spectrum," she says, adding that "there were some signs early on" in their relationship, though they didn't realize what they meant at the time.
"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," she tells the audience. "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."
Sharing another positive thing about her husband's disorder, the "Trainwreck" star reveals, "And he can't lie. Is that the dream man? A guy who can't lie. But that also means that he can't lie for me. Which is an essential part of any relationship."
During the stand-up special, Amy recalls an awkward moment when she fell while the two were on a walk. "Nine out of ten people would go, 'Oh my God. Are you OK?'" she says. "He kind of froze and became a lighthouse, opening and closing his mouth. I remember lying on the ground looking up at him and I wasn't mad. I just thought, 'huh.' Lotta 'huh' moments, you know?"
Because of his disorder, Chris can't "make sort of the appropriate facial expression for the occasion" he's at. So, they practiced his smile before they attended a red carpet event. "We didn't land on one that we were in love with. We were out of time, so I said, 'This is what I do. Just think about something you love, you know.' And he loves the ocean, so we went out there and it worked," she opens up. "But it worked too well," she added, making him appear too happy and calm while she did her "normal bulls**t" pose.
Amy and Chris tied the knot on February 13, 2018 in Malibu, California after a whirlwind romance. They are currently expecting their first child together.