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Amy Schumer Opens Up About Her Husband Being On The Autism Spectrum

"I knew from the beginning my husband's brain was a little different than mine," Amy Schumer says.

Amy Schumer opens up about her husband in her new Netflix special “Growing,” which started streaming on March 19.

The comedienne married chef Chris Fischer in February 2018, and the couple is now expecting their first child.

“I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine,” Schumer said. “My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s. He has autism spectrum disorder. He’s on the spectrum.”

Schumer said there were signs early on, but she wasn’t bothered by it.

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“And 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,” she said. “That’s the truth.”

The comic said her husband is unable to lie and “says whatever is on his mind.”

“He keeps it so real,” Schumer said. “He doesn’t care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do. If I say to him ‘Does this look like s**t?’ he’ll go ‘Yeah, you have a lot of other clothes, why don’t you wear those?'”

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Schumer also mined her pregnancy complications for laughs.

The “I Feel Pretty” star has been hospitalized because of hyperemesis gravidarum, severe nausea and vomiting that can plague some pregnant women.

During her special, which was filmed in Chicago in December, Schumer said, “I throw up an ‘Exorcist’ amount every day.”

This isn’t the first time that Schumer has been open about the struggles she’s faced during pregnancy. While promoting her special on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” the actress discussed her experience, saying, “It’s been pretty tough, I didn’t know that pregnancies were such a bummer.”

She also confirmed that she’s still suffering from hyperemesis and revealed that she had thrown up “a few times on the way” to tape the show. Check out the interview below:

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Written by Lisa Respers France for CNN. Additional reporting by Simplemost staff. 

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