Amy Schumer announced on Instagram that she gave birth to a baby boy at 10:55 PM on 5/5/2019. It’s the 37 year old comedian’s first child with husband Chris Fischer. Amy also made reference to Megan Markle and Prince Harry’s “Royal Baby” that was born earlier in the day. In her post, she refers to their son as “our royal baby”.
She also posted a photo on Instagram on her way to the hospital posing where the Met Gala is being held today, since she would obviously be unable to attend.
She previously announced the sex of the baby on Instagram but prefaced the announcement by criticizing Chance the Rapper’s recent campaign to bring back Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets. She prefaced the gender reveal by calling for people to boycott Wendy’s who refuses to “protect farmworker women from sexual assault and rape” and support @fairfoodprogram. an organization dedicated to boycotting Wendy’s for this practice.
Last year, about a month after she announced her pregnancy, she took to Instagram to reveal that she had been hospitalized with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) which forced her to cancel a show in Dallas.
The sickness caused her to cancel the remainder of her tour in February. Amy has been lighthearted about her struggles during the pregnancy, using her biting sense of humor to make light of the issues she’s dealt with. She toured the country and released a special on March 19, 2019 titled “growing” that featured material about her pregnancy. In her special, she describes her experience, “I have not had an easy pregnancy,” Schumer said, “It’s extreme nausea and vomiting. If you’ve ever had food poisoning, it’s that. I’ve had that every day for five months. It’s been really awful…I throw up an Exorcist amount every day.”
In that same special, she also revealed that her husband had been diagnosed with Autism. “My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s,” she shared. “He has autism spectrum disorder. He’s on the spectrum.”
“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,” adding, “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.”
Despite the pregnancy struggles, Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer’s baby boy was born healthy. The couple has not yet revealed the baby’s name.