Amy Schumer Opens Up About Her Husband’s Autism Spectrum Diagnosis
In her Netflix special, Amy Schumer spoke about her husband’s autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. And now she’s explaining why she chose to go that route.
“That’s why we both wanted to talk about it because it’s been totally positive,” Amy said on Late Night With Seth Meyers this week. “I think a lot of people resist getting diagnosed, even some of their children, because of the stigma that comes along with it, but you’re not just diagnosed and they throw you out.”
“Hopefully, if you can get help — the tools that we’ve been given have made his life so much better and our marriage and our life more manageable — and so I just wanted to encourage people to not be afraid of that stigma,” she added.
The comedian also encouraged folks to get evaluated so they can receive the help they might need.
“I think there are a lot of people with autism who go undiagnosed when I think their life could be better if they got those tools. [Fischer’s] life and his trajectory that’s not like everybody on the spectrum, but that’s our story. He’s an amazing guy. I don’t want to make it sound like, ‘I’m so nice that I married someone with autism,’” she joked.“I fell in love with him I wouldn’t trade him in for anybody.”
Amy and Chris Fischer got married in a Malibu, Calif. ceremony in February 2018. In October 2018, she revealed she was expecting her first child.