(FOX 11) - Amy Schumer Reveals Husband Chris Fischer Is on the Autism Spectrum
Amy Schumer is getting personal in her new Netflix special.
The 37-year-old comedian gets candid about her pregnancy, marriage and more in the upcoming Amy Schumer: Growing, which hits Netflix on Tuesday. During the hour-long special, she reveals that her husband, Chris Fischer, is on the autism spectrum.
"I knew from the beginning that my husband's brain was a little different than mine," she tells the crowd during the special, which was filmed in Chicago."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. And there were some signs early on," Schumer says, before telling a story of how her husband reacted abnormally to her falling down during a walk together.
Schumer married Fischer in February 2018. They tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony in Malibu. In October 2018, she announced that she and Fischer were expecting their first child together.
"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 says in her Netflix special. "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."
While Schumer opens up about her husband in her Netflix special, he's not exactly a stranger to the public eye. Fischer worked on the island as the executive chef of Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant from 2013 to 2014 -- which is Barack and Michelle Obama's favorite date night spot at Martha's Vineyard.
Sam Smith comes out as non-binary: 'I'm not male or female'
Sam Smith has come out as non-binary saying he feels "like a woman sometimes" and has considered having a sex change.
He was speaking to actress Jameela Jamil about fame, body image and confidence.
"I've always had a little bit of a war going within my body and my mind," Sam said in the interview.
"I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head. Sometimes I've questioned 'Do I want a sex change?'
"It's something I still think about, like, 'Do I want to?'"
Many non-binary people don't identify as either male or female and use the pronouns they or them instead of he or she.
Sam says listening to conversations about being non-binary made him realize that was how he identified.
"I'm not male or female, I think I flow somewhere in between. It's all on the spectrum," he says.
He added that he had always resented being "feminine in many ways" and describes being non-binary as being "your own special creation".