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Thursday 21 March 2019

Amy Schumer's Husband: Autistic Diagnosis - Netflix Show 'Growing'

Amy Schumer told Seth Meyers on his show 'Late Night' the reason she revealed her husband Chris Fischer's autism diagnosis, as seen in Amy's new Netflix comedy special 'Growing'.

"We both wanted to talk about it because it's been totally positive," Amy said, who is pregnant with her first child with Chris.

"I think some people resist getting diagnosed… because of the stigma that comes along with it," she said. "But the tools we've been given have made his life so much better and our marriage and our life so much more manageable."

In 'Growing', Amy talks about her marriage and her pregnancy, the fact that Fischer recently found out he has high-functioning autism, aka Asperger's syndrome.

"I just wanted to encourage people to not be afraid of that stigma," Amy told Meyers. "I think a lot of people with autism who go undiagnosed when I think their life could be better if they got those tools."

Amy also added the same sentiments she shared in her stand-up special when she said it was because of Chris's personality quirks possibly stemming from him being autistic, that she fell in love with him in the first place.

"And I wouldn't trade him in for anybody," Amy said, with a heartfelt smile.

Here is a clip with Seth:

Josie's Juice has just finished watching the Netflix special and we highly recommend it!

Plus: we love people with autism, young and old.

Watch 'Growing' now on Netflix.

Trailer below:

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