As a stand-up comedian, Amy Schumer has always had a certain transparency in her comedy. Anything seems up for grabs when discussing her love life and her past one night stands. When she started dating boyfriend, Ben Hanisch, there was a certain expectation that Schumer would give us at least some details, and so far, she hasn’t disappointed her fans.
Since Schumer first posted a picture with her boyfriend on Instagram, the comedian has been opening up about their relationship and her love life. Most recently, Amy sat down with Marie Claire to discuss a myriad of things, when her relationship with Hanisch came up. As it turns out, according to Schumer, Ben is her first boyfriend that she’s had.
“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 truth.”
So it seems in the life of Amy Schumer, art imitates life and life imitates art. We all know Trainwreck was based on Amy Schumer’s early life in college. In the film, she enters her first real relationship with a sports doctor, Aaron, and falls in love for the first time. In the film, her character, Amy, was overwhelmed with her new relationship and all the new feelings that came with it.
While speaking to Marie Claire, her statements about real life boyfriend, Ben Hanisch echoed that of the film.
“Being in love is the scariest thing in the world. You want to f–king cry and scream. I can’t handle it. Every time we say goodbye, 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.”
So far, the couple has gotten around if going by Instagram. Back in May, the two celebrated their six-month anniversary by heading out to Hawaii. The two were captured by the paparazzi in the ocean, and a photo of Amy Schumer in a bathing suit was shared and soon went viral.
The Trainwreck star was not happy about the reaction the photo received, sharing the photo on her personal Instagram while writing, “I meant to write “good morning trolls!” I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you’ve never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!”
The two made their first appearance on Instagram while hitting Washington, D.C. in the beginning of this year. When news broke, it was revealed that Ben Hanisch wasn’t in the entertainment business, but is a furniture designer based in Chicago.
Soon after, we got used to Hanisch and Schumer as the latest power couple as they attended red carpet events such as the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, and, most recently, the Met Ball Gala, where Schumer shared another cheeky caption attached to a nice photo of the couple via her Instagram.
If it seems like Hanisch is the only one supporting Schumer, that’s simply not true. Three months ago, the comedienne shared a spread from Interior Monologue that Hanisch was in for his work as a furniture designer. Of his career, Hanisch told the magazine:
“I did not study. Most of what I know is selftaught trial and error. I would say my passion comes from the appreciation of well-crafted, timeless designs.”
Sounds like a keeper!
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