Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer are officially parents! The I Feel Pretty star and her chef husband welcomed their first child together on Sunday, May 5.
Schumer, 37, revealed the news via Instagram on Monday, May 6, posting a photo of herself and Fischer with their new addition. “10:55 p.m. last night,” she wrote in the caption. “Our royal baby was born.”
The couple — who tied the knot in a surprise ceremony in Malibu in February 2018 — announced Schumer’s pregnancy in October 2018. The following month, Schumer, 37, revealed she had been hospitalized due to hyperemesis gravidarum, a pregnancy complication characterized by severe nausea.
“I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story. I’ve been even more ill this trimester,” the Trainwreck actress captioned a photo of herself at the time. “I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bulls–t! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati! They are cool as hell!”
And the Emmy winner’s pregnancy didn’t get much easier as the months went on. Schumer documented herself getting sick in a car on the way to a stand-up show in New York later in November, and penned a lengthy statement alongside the Instagram video, revealing she would be taking a step back.
“I love doing stand-up more than anything and I hate cancelling shows. I have to postpone some until I feel human again. But i will make up these dates and we will have a great time,” Schumer wrote in part, before speaking about her enthusiasm for motherhood. “But I’m so grateful and excited to be a mom. I’m grateful I have access to healthcare, as we all should have.”
Schumer was showered with love by family and friends in a celebration leading up to the baby’s arrival in January. However, in her comedic fashion, the Last Comic Standing alum teased the party in an Instagram photo.
“My baby shower was LIT!” she jokingly captioned an Instagram photo that showed the disastrous 2017 Fyre Fest camp grounds in the Bahamas. “Thanks girls!”
Schumer’s close pal Bridget Everett opened up to Us Weekly in February about her excitement for the comedian to become a mom.
“She’s, like, 10 years younger than me, but she’s always been so nurturing toward me,” Everett gushed. “Her personality is to take care of those around her, and she does with very little fanfare. She’s always helping people out, and I think she’s made for this.”
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