Amy Schumer penned an emotional love note to her husband, Chris Fischer on their son’s 2nd birthday.
The comedian shared a photo of Chris holding her hand during their son, Gene David Fischer‘s birth on Wednesday, May 5. Amy noted that Gene’s birthday caused loving thoughts of what a great father Chris is, and credited his Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis for helping them communicate.
“Today is our son’s birthday and I woke up emotional as hell thinking about my husband, Chris,” she wrote on social media.
“In this first photo while I was having a 3 hour c section he held my hand and stared in my eyes so I never felt alone. I feel loved and supported always.” Amy continued, “He takes care of our family and is a husband and father beyond my wildest dreams. Also he has autism spectrum disorder.”
Schumer continued her loving message by explaining how Chris’ diagnosis helped them understand each other.
“Being tested and diagnosed has helped us communicate and support each other better. People have reached out to us saying that seeing our doc #expectingamy motivated them to get tested and that it has changed their lives. We want to encourage parents and people to give themselves the gift of information so people can function to the best of their abilities and remove any stigma that comes with autism,” Amy wrote.
The funny star got serious and discussed the possibility of their son being diagnosed as well.
“Statistically our son most likely will be diagnosed as well and if he’s anything like his father that is wonderful news,” Schumer said. “So on our babies birthday where he held my hand tight and held me with his eyes I want to say I love you thank you and happy birthday little geenie panini we love you as much as you love school busses. ?”
Amy first opened up about Chris’ diagnosis during an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2019. She explained that it was an extremely “positive” thing for their marriage.
“That’s why we both wanted to talk about it, because it’s been totally positive,” she said at the time. “I think a lot of people resist getting diagnosed … because of the stigma that comes along with it.”
“But you’re not just diagnosed and then they throw you out,” Amy continued. “The tools that we’ve been given have made his life so much better and our marriage and our life more manageable. So I just wanted to encourage people to not be afraid of that stigma. … I think there are a lot of people with autism who go undiagnosed when I think their life could be better if they got those tools.”