Comedian-actress Amy Schumer confirms she's officially taken via a classy and very romantic Instagram post with her new beau.
Sealed With A Kiss
Following months of speculation about the two, Schumer shared a photo of her and chef Chris Fischer on Instagram. The pic shows the two lovebirds sharing a romantic smooch in a photo booth as part of Ellen DeGeneres's celebrity-packed 60th birthday bash.
Happy Birthday @theellenshow thank you for having us! A post shared by @ amyschumer on Feb 11, 2018 at 10:48am PST
Schumer and Fischer first sparked rumors of a budding romance back in November of last year when they were spotted sharing a cozy dinner in New York. The comedian has yet to confirm either way, but her Instagram post seems to seal the deal. The funny lady split from Ben Hanisch in May of 2017 after two years of dating.
Sources said at the time that the two had grown apart and found they wanted separate things, but Schumer's official statement on their split was cordial.
"Amy and Ben have ended their relationship after thoughtful consideration and remain friends," her rep said at the time.
Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Olivia Munn, Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Aniston, and Jennifer Lopez all attended DeGeneres's birthday celebrations, which was held on Saturday in L.A.
"It was a fun night for everyone to come out and celebrate Ellen. She wanted to celebrate her 60th in a big way and she got her wish. ...They had several open bars and a big stage for live performances," a source told E! News.
Feeling Not So Pretty
The sweet reaction to Schumer's new relationship should help assuage the pain from the recent backlash to the trailer for her new movie I Feel Pretty. Schumer shared the trailer on Twitter only to be met by intense backlash from fans unhappy with the film's message.
I Feel Pretty follows a woman named Renée (Schumer) who has issues with self-love until a SoulCycle injury drastically changes her disposition. Suddenly, Renée is flooded with confidence despite that nothing has changed about her appearance.
"It's a really funny and sweet movie that I think will make us all feel better. It made me feel better to play the role," Schumer gushed to DeGeneres recently on her chat show.
The backlash came primarily from Schumer's casting in the movie. Many commentators see her as the epitome of conventional beauty standards — a white, blonde, slim, able-bodied woman — and find the entire premise of the film offensive as a result.
Comedian Sofie Hagen sounded off in a lengthy Twitter thread about how Hollywood is only pretending to have changed by casting Schumer when in reality, the standards of acceptable beauty are still just as high, if not higher than they always have been.
So the new Amy Schumer movie is about a woman who is half an inch from being conventionally Hollywood attractive (but rest-of-the-world attractive) who thinks she's rest-of-the-world-attractive? I have never been more confused in my life. — Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen) February 9, 2018
Editor Melissa McEwan echoed her sentiments from the perspective of a woman who, by her own admission, is genuinely overweight.
See, here's the thing: As a woman who is actually fat, I have been routinely accused of being mentally ill or, yes, having injured my brain by people (almost always men) who don't believe I should have the self-confidence I do have. This isn't funny.https://t.co/jaPAKJvzlV — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) February 9, 2018
There were those who disagreed, of course, pointing to the movie's female empowerment message. I Feel Pretty, as far as they are concerned, seems to suggest that we all should be less hard on ourselves and learn to love how we look.
Schumer has not responded to the backlash. The movie hits theaters in June.