Amy Schumer and her boyfriend Ben Hanisch, who have been together for more than 16 months, have broken up.
“Amy and Ben have ended their relationship after thoughtful consideration and remain friends,” a representative for Schumer, whose comedy “Snatched” opened Friday, said in a statement. No further details were given.
Neither Hanisch, a Chicago furniture designer, nor the Rockville Centre-reared Schumer, who turns 36 on June 1, have commented on social media. Wednesday morning, Schumer posted a black-and-white photo of herself and nine other people around a table, reading script pages for an unspecified project, captioned, “Table read at a table.” Three photos she posted Tuesday show her with friends and colleagues, including actress Amber Tamblyn at an event for Tamblyn’s film “Paint It Black.”
Hanisch’s most recent public Facebook post is a photo from Jan. 11, 2016, showing Schumer facing a rocky, windswept terrain and a sunset or sunrise. “There is no place i’d rather be,” he wrote.
Hanisch that New Year’s Day had made the relationship known, posting an Instagram photo of the two of them together, captioned, “Sometimes in life you get extremely lucky, and the smartest, funniest, most beautiful woman comes along when you least expect it. Here’s to what adventures 2016 brings!” Days afterward, Schumer tweeted an image of the couple attending a White House ceremony. “Well the word is out. It’s official. Here’s my new boyfriend,” she wrote.
The Emmy Award-winner told Marie Claire magazine in an interview published that July, “I feel like Ben is the first guy who’s really been my boyfriend. There are guys who, if they heard me say that, would want to punch me in the face, but yeah, it’s the truth,” she added, alluding to past boyfriends of whom she has spoken, including comedian Anthony Jeselnik and WWE wrestler Dolph Ziggler.
“Being in love is the scariest thing in the world,” the “Trainwreck” and “Inside Amy Schumer” star continued. “You want to . . . cry and scream. I can’t handle it. Every time we say good-bye, I think, This will have been a nice last week together. Or I tell myself nothing is real and he’s going to leave me and tell me he never loved me. I feel so bad for him. How exhausting it must be dating me.”