Amy Schumer reveals the 'whack' way her husband proposed to her and it's brilliant
When we think about celebrity marriage proposals, we picture an extravagant gesture, packed full with surprise and romance. However, Amy Schumer is here to tell you that it doesn't always work that way - in fact, in real life, sometimes a proposal is just "whack".
The comedian opened up about her private life in her new Netflix special, Amy Schumer: Growing, claiming that, as his grand gesture, her not-so-romantic-now-husband Chris Fischer had tossed a ring box on the bed when she was asleep and said: "I got you this".
"The proposal was whack," she said. "He proposed to me in the morning. That's like when people in a nursing home get engaged. Not like at sunrise, like I was still asleep. I was sleeping. And I sleep like I'm still in the womb: earplugs, eye mask, my mom's legs around my shoulders."
She continued: "So I'm in the womb, and he comes in and I just like took one earplug out, I was like, 'eh?' And he just kind of threw the ring box at me and he goes, 'I got you this.' And I open it and he goes, 'Do you want me to get down on one knee?' And I'm like... 'I guess not.'"
She finished her amusing story by saying: "And then I went back to sleep. That's the truth."
However, if you think a pragmatic proposal would lead to a strained relationship, you'd be sorely mistaken. Chris' lack of getting down on one knee was fine by Amy; the happy couple got married in February 2018 and are now expecting their first child together.
It isn't the first time the pair's relationship captured people's hearts in Amy's sketch show; the comedian revealed earlier in Growing that her award-winning chef husband is on the autism spectrum, and it made her fall "madly in love with him."
"I knew from the beginning my husband's brain was a little different than mine," the 37-year-old star told her audience. "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."
She went on to list one example, which saw her fall down in front of him during a date.
"Nine out of 10 people would go, 'Oh my god, are you OK?'" she recounted. "Maybe more like 10 out of 10 people. Instead, my husband went - 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?"
After dating for a while, Chris was diagnosed as autistic, which led Schumer to reexamine things.
"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," the I Feel Pretty star said. "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."
One of the many reasons Amy adores her cookbook author hubby is his brutal honesty, with her explaining: "If I say to him, 'Does this look like sh*t?' He'll go, 'Yeah, you have a lot of other clothes. Why don't you wear those?' But he can also make me feel more beautiful than anyone ever has in my whole life. And he can't lie! Isn't that the dream man?"
Naww! Could these two get any cuter?