Amy Schumer Reveals It Took A Decade To Forgive Her Mother For Her ‘Destructive’ Behavior

Amy Schumer’s relationship with her mom, Sandra, was not an easy one during her childhood.

If you have seen Schumer’s Hulu series, “Life & Beth,” you can see flashes of their dynamic in the new dramedy.

Schumer plays a dissatisfied wine rep named Beth in the series during Monday’s episode of the “Making Space with Hoda Kotb” podcast, she shared how the show is “straight-up” from her life.

“Yeah, the things about me are pretty true,” she said of the show. “The things about other people, like my mom, (are) exaggerated.”

However, Schumer said it was only fair to show her mother the scripts and watch the episodes alongside her.

“She’s just been very cool,” Schumer said of her mother’s take on the version of their relationship that comes through on the show. “She’s like, ‘Look, I’m 73, and I’ve forgiven myself for these things.’”

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“I have certainly forgiven her,” the 40-year-old said.

“And she’s a great grandma. We have a beautiful relationship, and the show is a lot about forgiveness and about dealing with your old traumas. I think it’s just better for you physically, mentally, all of it.”

Schumer then shared what she had to forgive her mother for in the first place.

“Well, she and my dad divorced when I was, like, 12 or 13,” she recalled.

“They both started dating, and I think some of her behavior around that time was pretty destructive to my sister and I.”

“Now being a mom, I can only imagine what it was like for her,” she told Hoda.

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“She was, you know — single mother, three kids, we had no money. She’s a speech and hearing therapist for the deaf. She’s working second and third jobs. Like, she’s just trying to keep it moving. And I really can’t judge her decisions, because I don’t know what it’s like to go through that. So I found a real level of forgiveness and empathy with her.”

Schumer revealed it took her time to forgive her mother.

“I think it took me 10 years,” she said. “I think it hit me when I was 30, how destructive she was, and it took me 10 years to really, really let, let that all go.”

She laughed, “I can still get annoyed with her, and I do. I mean, she’s my mom!”

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