— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 6, 2016
Amy Schumer is having a week to remember. Not only did she receive a best original screenplay nomination from the WGA for Trainwreck, she went to the White House and confirmed she is dating Ben Hanisch. Not just confirmed, but social media confirmed. Ben, a furniture designer based in Chicago,started following her twitter six months ago but she did not follow back, playing coy I see. However, she just started following his Instagram. After that, the dam broke – she posted a pic on her Twitter, he doubled-down by posting a pic on his Instagram and adding gooshie matter in the caption – this is no feint, people, it’s social media official:
The 29-year-old Chicago-based designer gushed over the Trainwreck actress, 34, in an adorable Instagram post on Friday, January 1.
“Sometimes in life you get extremely lucky, and the smartest, funniest, most beautiful woman comes along when you least expect it. Here’s to what adventures 2016 brings!” Hanisch, who founded the design company the Last Workshop, wrote alongside an Instagram photo of himself with his arm around the comedian’s shoulder.
Schumer has also made their relationship Instagram and Twitter official.
On Tuesday, the star posted a photo of her and Hanisch at the White House. “Fam and man at the whitehizzy,” she tweeted, along with the same photo of her with Hanisch and her family in Washington, D.C. Schumer attended the White House press conference about gun control on Tuesday.
And most important, Schumer is still her funny self with her new beau.
“I’m pregnant. I didn’t know how else to tell you,” she jokingly commented on Hanisch’s New Year’s Day post.
Like you, I started this post by saying, “who?” Well, let me tell you – Ben began his career with a desire to be a pro snowboarder but instead became a hockey-playing, HGTV-consulting, custom-furniture-designing photographer who trained as an actor and aspires to open a boutique hotel with each room uniquely decorated. He admits that he does, “something for three years and (gets) bored.” I hope that is not true for his furniture business because Ben designs amaze-balls stuff; check out his company’s website. Look at that entertainment credenza – LOOK AT IT! And a dinner table with swings? Talk about a whole new level of food pr0n. I am supposed to make an Aidan from SATC reference but I won’t, because everyone else is so – humpf! He’s really cute, too; I may be in lurve (don’t worry, unlike love, lurve only lasts through lunch.)
The White House trip is especially sweet as it is a cause Amy has championed after the horrific shooting in Louisiana. So we can add supportive to his list of attributes, but I think his Instagram kind of broadcasted that already.
Lena Dunham also once texted “I’m pregnant” as a joke response to a one-night-stand; you have to be pretty confident to make that joke. I did it the other day to The Mister, but that was to cure his hiccups. It worked, but he was not amused.
I like Amy, I lurve Ben (wait, is it lunch?) so God bless, it looks like they’re having a ball. I hope he joins Amy on the Red Carpet Sunday… and maybe on his way there, he can drop the credenza off at my place?
Fam and man at the whitehizzy pic.twitter.com/L27nIZsgpb
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 5, 2016
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