Amy Schumer recently explained that she wouldn’t be upset if her son was diagnosed with autism. Rather, the star says she’s prepared to handle anything that comes her way.
The comedian married chef Chris Fischer in 2018 and earlier this year the couple welcomed their first child, son Gene. Amy has spoken candidly about her experience with individuals with autism, as her husband is on the spectrum. As such, the celebrity says it wouldn’t be ‘negative’ if her son was also diagnosed with the same condition.
In may’s Netflix special Growing, which debuted this past March, the then-pregnant star first opened up about her husband’s struggle with autism. On a recent photo she posted, one of Amy’s followers asked her to be more candid about how she handled being married to someone on the spectrum.
“Anyone be interested in seeing a docu series of [my] pregnancy and birth?” Amy captioned a photo of herself snuggling her little boy, who was born in May. In response, a follower wrote, “Not really, honestly. I think you’re great, I just feel like it’s self-serving and overdone.” They continued, “I’d like to see a documentary of you discovering your mate is diagnosed with autism and how you cope with the possibility that your child will be on the spectrum.”
Amy was quick to offer an answer as well as inform the follower that she didn’t feel the need to ‘cope’ with her husband’s autism. “How I cope? I don’t see being on the spectrum as a negative thing. My husband is my favourite person I’ve ever met. He’s kind, hilarious, interesting and talented and I admire him.” She added, “Am I supposed to hope my son isn’t like that?”
She went on to explain how she’d support her son if he was given a similar diagnosis as his father. “[I would] pay attention and try and provide [him] with the tools he needs to overcome whatever challenges come up like all parents,” Amy continued.
However, there is one thing she’d be disappointed about! “I’d be disappointed if he liked the Big Bang theory and Nascar not if he has ASD,” she jokingly concluded her comment.
Amy has been adamant that her husband’s autism is what makes him so unique and one of the many reasons she loves him- awe! In her Netflix special, she explained, “I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine.” She added, “[Let me] make it clear that he’s on the spectrum are all of the reasons I fell madly in love with him.”