Amy Schumer Puts a Spotlight on Her Husband and Autism for Son’s Birthday

How time flies! Amy Schumer celebrated her son, Gene‘s second birthday with a heartfelt Instagram post thanking her husband for being a “husband and father beyond my wildest dreams.”

The sweet message about Chris Fischer was shared alongside throwback photos, one of her husband during Gene’s delivery and the other of Fischer cradling his infant son.

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“Today is our son’s birthday and I woke up emotional as hell thinking about my husband, Chris,” the Trainwreck scribe wrote. “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. 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.”

In her 2019 Netflix Comedy Special, Amy Schumer: Growing, the comedian revealed that her husband had recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. She later fleshed out their experience with the disorder in the docuseries Expecting Amy. In the series for HBO, she described how the diagnosis strengthened her relationship with her husband.

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“Being tested and diagnosed has helped us communicate and support each other better,” Schumer’s caption continued. “People have reached out to us saying that seeing our doc #expectingamy motivated them to get tested and that it has changed their lives. 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.”

“Statistically our son most likely will be diagnosed as well and if he’s anything like his father that is wonderful news,” the mom explained. “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. ????”

In 2019, Schumer spoke with Seth Meyers about her husband’s diagnosis and told the late-night host that only “positive” outcomes came from it. In February, Schumer and Fischer will celebrate their third year of marriage.

“That’s why we both wanted to talk about it, because it’s been totally positive,” the comedian shared at the time. “I think a lot of people resist getting diagnosed … because of the stigma that comes along with it.”

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“But you’re not just diagnosed and then they throw you out,” the actor told Meyers. “The tools that we’ve been given have made his life so much better and our marriage and our life more manageable. So I just wanted to encourage people to not be afraid of that stigma. … 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.”

We are so thrilled for Amy Schumer, Chris Fischer, and their son, Gene, who all three have grown so much in recent years. We are pleased to hear that Schumer’s love for Fischer seems as strong as ever and that little Gene will likely be treated to some yummy birthday treats cooked up by his personal chef, dad.

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