Comedian-actress Amy Schumer and her husband, chef and cookbook author Chris Fischer, are expecting their first child.
“Chris and I are thrilled and almost positive he’s the father," Schumer, 37, quipped in a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Monday. "I look forward to competing with [Meghan] Markle every step of the way.”
Earlier Monday, Schumer's friend, journalist Jessica Yellin, wrote the first series of posts on her Instagram Stories that announced the expected arrival. "@AmySchumer getting out the vote and something else," Yelling wrote in the first story image. The next panel featured a list of candidates the Rockville Centre-raised Schumer is endorsing — followed almost imperceptibly by the notation "I'm pregnant-Amy Schumer."
Then came a repost of a Schumer Instagram message, in which Schumer and Fischer's heads were superimposed on what appeared to be an image of Britain's Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, with the message "About to announce some exciting news on @jessicayellin insta page. Please follow her for up to the minute #newsnotnoise she breaks down what’s really going on. She agreed to post a lil noise today for me! Follow her and VOTE!!" And finally came a post with a close-up of the second panel, with the addition of an emoji of a baby's head.
This would be the first child for both Schumer and Fischer.
"Trainwreck" and "I Feel Pretty" star Schumer wed Fischer on Feb. 13 in California with guests in attendance including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Syosset-raised director-writer-producer Judd Apatow, Brooklyn native and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" producer-star Larry David, actor Jake Gyllenhaal and comedian David Spade.
She had told "Today" in April that a month into their relationship, she felt Fischer was someone she might want to marry, noting, "We'd been friends for, like, six months before [dating]." Then after their relationship began, "We got down to business really quick!" she said, as co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb laughed.