Amy Schumer Is Married! 5 Things to Know About Husband Chris Fischer

Comedienne, who split from Ben Hansich in May, was spotted on a dinner date with the successful foodie

By McKenna Aiello Feb 15, 2018 4:13 PMTags
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Amy Schumer is a married woman!

The 36-year-old I Feel Pretty star and comedienne wed 37-year-old chef and cookbook author Chris Fischer in a surprise wedding ceremony in Malibu on Tuesday, a day before Valentine's Day and just two days after they went public with their relationship. They had first sparked romance rumors in November, a few months after Schumer and longtime beau Ben Hanisch went public with their split after two years of dating.

While both the actress and her husband are notoriously private, we managed to find out some interesting info about him. Check out five facts about Fischer.

1. He's Got Connections to Hollywood

Chris, 37, made a name for himself in the food world as Mario Batali's sous chef at the high-end Italian eatery in New York City, Babbo. Then in his twenties, Fischer reportedly met the Food Network superstar through none other than Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie star made a cameo appearance on Schumer's Inside Amy Schumer series in 2016, so there's definitely a possibility fans see Jake, Amy and Chris hanging out soon. 

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2. Amy's Assistant Played Matchmaker:

According to reports, Fischer's sister is Schumer's personal assistant. To make matters even more coincidental, Amy filmed her newest movie I Feel Pretty in Boston, close to her possible beau's home on Martha's Vineyard. 

3. He's a New England Farm Boy

Fischer's family has owned the Beetlebung Farm in Chilmark, Mass. since 1961. According to a profile on the accomplished chef by Boston Magazine, Chris recently moved back to Martha's Vineyard to operate the 5.7-acre piece of land. In June he opened a small produce market out of the farm, and has aspirations to expand it into a restaurant. 

"After years of working for other people, my intuition is, ‘I'm doing this on my own terms,'" Fischer explained to the mag, adding that he's usually "dead broke" but is determined to save the farm on his own terms. 

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4. He Used to Work With His Now-Ex-Girlfriend

Esquire took a tour of Fischer's farm in 2013, where he introduced the lifestyle publication to his then-girlfriend. They'd been together for at least "a couple of years" at the time, and she worked with him on the farm. "It's fun when we design menus together," Chris explained. "She grows the food, we harvest it together and come up with a concept for the food, and then she prints the menu and I have no idea what it's going to look like. And then it blows me away every time."

5. His Cookbook Is Critically-Acclaimed (and the Obamas Love His Restaurant!)

Chris won the coveted James Beard award in 2016 for his Beetlebung Farm Cookbook, and Barack Obama and Michelle Obama consider his former restaurant at the Beach Plum Inn their favorite date night spot on Martha's Vineyard. Additionally, Fischer moonlights as a part-time instructor for Boston University's Food & Wine program