September 21, 2019

Amy Schumer Gives Birth to a Boy

Cast member Amy Schumer poses at the premiere of "I Feel Pretty" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

After chronicling her difficult pregnancy on social media, actress Amy Schumer welcomed her first child, a boy, on May 5 and announced the news on Instagram. “10:55 pm last night. Our royal baby was born,” Schumer posted.

Two days later, Schumer revealed her son’s name in the caption of a photo of her husband Chris Fischer holding their son: “Gene Attell Fischer and his dad Chris.”

The middle name may be a nod to her friend and fellow comedian, Dave Attell.

Many celebrity friends including Debra Messing, Glenn Close, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Garner posted their congratulations, with Pamela Adlon and Gal Gadot adding “mazel tov” to theirs.