Amy Schumer has recently given birth to a bouncing baby boy and the jokes have already gotten started. Even though Amy herself hasn’t said much after welcoming her son, Gene Attell Fischer, with her husband Chris Fischer, her fans know what’s on her mind. That’s because the funny woman gave birth only a few hours before another famous celebrity overseas.
With that being said, many of Amy Schumer’s fans believe that we will now be seeing a different side to her. She’s a mom now and as many parents know, having children sure does a number on a woman – both mentally and physically.
While pregnant, Amy was struggling with hyperemesis, a disorder that left her vomiting uncontrollably for nine months. But now that baby Gene is out of the womb and healthy, fans will be able to get "their" Amy back. Fans are in luck, too, because Amy doesn't seem to be hiding much.
Not only will there be a lot of mom and post-baby body jokes, but Amy will also talk about all of the ups and downs that comes with parenthood. That’s why we’ve got 20 things we already know about Amy Schumer and her son Gene. Take a look at our list below!
20 Her Pregnancy Was So Miserable She Might Not Do It Again
While Amy Schumer loves her new role as a mother, her pregnancy wasn’t what you would call an easy one. As a matter of fact, Amy was so miserable throughout the entire nine months that there’s a good chance she might not do it again. Of course, her fans are hoping that’s not the case. As we all know, one pregnancy can differ greatly from the next. Thankfully, she’s managed to have a good sense of humor throughout it. According to People magazine, Amy said, “The moments that make life worth living are when things are at their hardest and you find a way to laugh.”
19 His Name Has A Significant Meaning For Amy
Amy named her son Gene Attell Fischer, and according to the new celebrity mom, there’s a significant meaning behind his name. According to Parade Magazine, the baby’s middle name appears to be a nod to her good friend, comedian Dave Attell. He appeared with her in her 2015 movie Trainwreck and also joined him on stage earlier this year at New York City comedy club Carolines on Broadway. The two are such good friends that Amy decided to honor him by naming her firstborn baby after him. Now that’s what you call the ultimate compliment, right? This kid already has funny in his name and his genes.
18 She’s Not Looking To Be a Perfect Mom
She’s only been a mom for a little over a week now, but Amy says that she’s not looking to be a perfect one. In fact, she’s far from it. On standing up to herself and others, Amy told People Magazine, “Anyone who has ever been [picked on] or felt bad about yourself I am out there fighting for you, for us. And I want you to fight for yourself too! We need to laugh at the mean people and sympathize with them. They can scream as loud as they want. We can’t hear them because we are getting [stuff] done. I am proud to lead by example.”
17 But Likes To Poke Fun Of Herself With Other Celebrity Mamas
Amy Schumer might not have been born into the Kardashians, but a lot of people would consider her to be the Queen of Comedy. She just knows how to nail those jokes with the most perfect timing, too. And yes, Amy also loves comparing herself to other celeb mamas who always seem to be put together and look their best. Amy said, “Chris and I are thrilled and almost positive he’s the father." When we look at celeb moms who continue to dress in high heels and seem to not be affected by morning sickness at all, they almost don't look real. They make pregnancy look like a cakewalk. But with Amy, she showed the world that pregnancy doesn't always end in skin glowing.
16 Amy’s Not Rushing To Get That ‘Pre-Baby’ Body Back
Here’s another thing we already know about Amy Schumer, new celebrity mom in charge. She’s not looking to get her ‘pre-baby’ body back anytime soon. It’s not on her list of priorities and it won’t be for quite some time. Instead, she’s hanging out and chilling with little Gene. According to Brainy Quotes, Amy put it this way, “I have a healthy relationship with food. My problem is, as a comic, I eat dinner late. But I'll have a smoothie for breakfast every morning, and I keep it pretty low-carb and healthy during the day. At night, I'll have a basic protein, quinoa, and vegetables.”
15 She Might Take a Page Out Of Mindy Kaling’s Handbook of Parenting
There’s a good chance that Amy Schumer might rip a page out of Mindy Kaling’s handbook of parenting by giving fans what they want without revealing too much or getting personal about her life as a mom. Amy once said, “I'm super grateful that there wasn't social media when I was a kid, but that sort of self-doubt crept in at a young age. It's [being picked on]. It's the comments here and there, and maybe somebody says something to you that they don't even mean to be a mean-spirited comment, but they'll just kind of say it to you in passing.”
14 She Doesn’t Want To Be a Celebrity Mom, Though
And while Amy might look like she’s someone who is willing and ready to open up about some of the biggest mysteries in her life, she knows how to keep her distance. That’s because she’s well aware of the fact that being a celebrity mom opens you up to a lot of criticism.
On dealing with trolls, Amy has said (according to People Magazine), “I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you’ve never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like Miss Trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!”
13 He Was Born Just One Day Ahead Of Another Famous Baby
One of the reasons why Amy Schumer is so popular—yet so controversial at the same time—is because she likes to poke fun of herself. Even though she is one of the most popular comediennes in the game right now, she often sees herself as a ‘D List’ celebrity who isn’t as popular as say, other A-listers out there who always know how to make headlines for one reason or another. And now Amy has another reason to poke fun of herself in a lighthearted way: her baby was born just a day before another famous baby. Due to the similar timeframe of births, we can expect her to make a lot of funny comparisons in the future.
12 She Gives Credit Where It’s Due
Say what you will about Amy Schumer, but there’s no denying that the fact that she’s a mother and a woman who likes to speak the truth, no matter how uncomfortable It may be. She also knows when and how to give credit when it’s due. She recently posted this to her fans, “Friends I’ve had for 30 years or people who encouraged me to keep going or telling me it will be worth it. Thank you. Every woman I encountered is so willing to help and advise you and I felt all their strength. And you were right. Thank you ladies from my family. Chris, Gene and of course Tatiana #wearingadiaper.”
11 She’s Going To Be One Funny Mother
Let’s face it: you can’t grow up with a mother like Amy Schumer and not laugh for at least 90 percent of your life, right? Simply put, she is going to be one very funny mother. Amy said on SNL, “I got married and the way that my now husband proposed was so worthless. It was such a dumb proposal. It was the morning I was still asleep. He threw the box at me and said ‘I got you this.’ But that’s a realistic proposal, you know? I feel like in all the movie and TV shows, it’s always a guy getting down on one knee and the girl is always [surprised], you know? She’s always like, ‘Ahhh! I didn’t even know you liked me!’”
10 Whatever She Does With Gene, She Knows She'll Provoke Her Trolls
One of the reasons why so many people relate to Amy Schumer is because she knows how to get very personable. She also knows that she has just as many critics as she does fans and quite frankly, she’s not too bothered about it. And yes, that’s what kind of mother she’s going to be, too. According to People, Amy has said, “I want to throw my hands in the air after reading a mean Twitter comment and say, ‘All right! You got it. You figured me out. I’m not pretty. I’m not thin. I do not deserve to use my voice… All my self-worth is based on what you can see.’ But then I think, who cares about that.”
9 She’ll Be Honest and Upfront About Her Struggles
One of the great things about Amy Schumer is that she’s often very honest and upfront about her personal struggles. Her job might be to make people laugh, but she also knows that being in the joke business can be a cutthroat one. She also says there’s a reason why she’s tried to make people laugh her entire life. According to Brainy Quotes, Amy has said, “A big part of becoming a funny person was a major defense mechanism. Onstage, especially as a woman, I've had to be really tough. The second you show a crack, the audience can literally leave.”
8 She Already Thinks Chris Fisher Is The Best Dad
There’s absolutely no doubt that Amy already thinks that Chris Fisher is a great dad already. She’s absolutely in love with him and has also been very honest about the fact that he’s on the spectrum. But that hasn’t stopped them from planning their family. According to ET Online, she said, “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. 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. 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.”
7 She’s Totally Blissed-Out With Motherhood
It’s only been a week since little Gene Attell was born, and Amy is already blissed out with motherhood. She’s shared a few behind the scenes photos and from what we can tell, she is totally in love with her new bundle of joy. Will parenthood end up changing Amy and who she is. Will her jokes be a little bit different, if not a little tamer now? While no one knows for certain, one thing is for sure: Amy Schumer was born to be a mother. It’s the most important role she’s ever hard in her life to date.
6 Some Of Her Social Media Posts Were Too Revealing For Fans
And while some people might think that some of her social media posts were a little too revealing, others simply think it’s a matter of Amy just being Amy. If she’s not surprising us, then she’s giving us totally unedited photos from her labor and delivery room. And no, she doesn’t care how she looks like, either. Amy has said during one of her stand-up routines, “What's good about not being a model is that it's not the thing I trade on. Once I start looking older, that won't affect me. I have never gotten anything done because I'm, like, so gorgeous. I'm good-looking enough that I can work in the business.”
5 Working Mom: She’ll Be Back On Tour In No Time
And while Amy might not be looking to hit the gym anytime soon, there’s a strong possibility that she might end up going back on tour no time. After all, if there is one thing that we’ve learned about Amy throughout the years, it’s that she’s a workhorse. In fact, she works so hard that it allows her to have her ‘diva’ moments from time to time, if you know what we mean. Amy put it this way, “I just have this sense of entitlement that I should be able to feel comfortable at all times, like I could go to bed at any moment in what I'm wearing.”
4 And yes, All The Jokes Will Be About Her Mom Life
What we love the most about Amy is that she is always comfortable in her skin. Size is nothing more than a number to her. Amy has said, “I think there’s nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. Plus size is considered size 16 in the US. I go between a size 6 and an 8. [Glamour] put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn’t feel right to me. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamorous.”
3 She Didn’t Regret Missing The Met This Year
Even though Amy is the kind of person who wouldn’t miss a red carpet opportunity, she didn’t mind missing the Met Gala this year. That’s because she was too important doing something far more important: giving birth to her baby on the same night. And while her fans are very happy for her, they also love seeing her on the red carpet as she is one of few ‘real’ celebrities who does not apologize for her curves. Plus, she’s got a lot of self-love. Amy has said, “No, I’m not going to apologize for who I am, and I’m going to actually love the skin that I’m in. I’m not gonna be striving for some other version of myself.”
2 Hi Paparazzi! She Has Absolutely Nothing To Hide
If her baby is going to spit up on her, you are going to hear about it. If he is going to have a massive diaper blow out, yes, you are going to hear about it, too. That’s because when it comes to everyday parenting occurrence, Amy has nothing to hide. In fact, this will just help her with her stand-up routine even more! According to Brainy Quotes, Amy said, “I just say what I think is the funniest thing I could say. I'm not trying to make headlines. I'm just trying to say the stuff that I think is funny and will make people laugh.”
1 Amy Schumer Is Going To Use Her New Platform As A Mom To Help Other Moms
All jokes aside, there’s a good chance that Amy Schumer is going to use her new platform as a mom to help other moms out. She’s very passionate about women’s rights, equality and simply trying to make this world a better place for everyone. She also knows that as a Hollywood entertainer, she’s got certain advantages (especially when it comes to health care) that other people simply don’t have. That’s why she’s going to work hard to help out those in need in hopes that every mother out there is given the same opportunities when it comes to giving birth and raising their babies.
Source: People magazine, Parade magazine, brainy quotes, us weekly, vanity fair