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5 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Amy Schumer

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On the surface, Amy Schumer seems pretty upfront and personal. But apparently, we haven’t seen anything yet. In her just-released book of essays “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo,” she opens up about a lot of painful memories from her past. Here are five of them:

1. Her mom left her dad after falling in love with Amy’s best friend’s father. Yes, that’s a lot of words. This happened when Schumer was 13:

“One day after school I came home and saw my mother slumped on the couch. She’d clearly been crying hard. I am leaving your father. Lou and I have fallen in love with each other…I was a child, new to my teens, and she was treating me like a seasoned psychiatrist.”

2. She lost her virginity at 17 during nonconsensual sex. Apparently, Schumer lost her virginity to a boyfriend who took advantage of her while she was half asleep:

“Without asking first, without kissing me, without so much as looking me in the eyes–or even confirming if I was awake.” 

Apparently, he apologized the next day, and she comforted him because, as she says she “was seventeen years old and wanted my boyfriend to like me.”

3. She and current boyfriend Ben Hanisch met on a dating app. What she says about them meeting for the first time is pretty cute, too:

“We smiled at each other and in that moment, everything felt right.”

4. She was in an abusive relationship in her early 20s. She says she was pushed by her then-boyfriend onto the hood of a car, banging her head and elbow. He also broke a mug over his head and pounded himself on a light fixture before he grabbed a knife:

“He grabbed a huge butcher knife from a drawer. And that’s when I was sure he was going to kill me…It can happen to anyone. You’re not alone if it’s happening to you, and you’re not exempt if it hasn’t happened to you yet.”

5. She talks about her father’s MS. If you didn’t know, her father Gordon was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when Schumer was 10 years old. She wrote about two incidents where her father’s MS caused bowel incontinence:

“The saddest revelation I’ve had in my life is that my parents are people. Sad, human people.”

I can’t wait to read the entire book–it definitely seems interesting, to say the least.


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