Amy Schumer brings new boyfriend, a furniture designer, to The White House

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.

[From Us Magazine]

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.)

And get this – they met on Bumble, a dating app that lets the woman makes the first move! – thanks for the heads up, CB sleuths. Yup, she says this is bunk.

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?

Photo credit: WENN and Getty Images

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  1. SOCHAN says:

    When I saw this headline yesterday my immediate thought was that there’s something desperate and insecure with a person debuting a boyfriend or a girlfriend. It’s like, “Look, someone LIKES ME!”.

  2. Mot says:

    Aaahhhhh….I fall into to “love Amy” camp and I am so happy for her :)

  3. aims says:

    I love his work!!! He’s talented, has taste and is cute. Well done Amy!!

  4. tracking says:

    Aw, they’re adorable together.

  5. Mark says:

    I wonder what her bff Jlaw wil say about her new boyfriend

  6. Kitten says:

    He’s really cute and talented. Go Amy.

  7. L says:

    She could be Will Ferrell’s hot sister in that bottom picture. I hope they do a movie together one day.

  8. Little Darling says:

    I’m psyched for her. I’ve enjoyed her for awhile now, and am excited to see her man absolutely BEAMING with pride to be with her. And talented in his own right, very good!

  9. claire says:

    He’s cute and sounds interesting. They look cute together, too.

  10. Penelope says:

    He is SMOKING. I’d be posting pics, too. :)

  11. Lambda says:

    Go Amy! Big fan of her, glad that she got the good looking guy (without a perm, haha).

    Hecate, you must write more often.

  12. mytwocents says:

    In the photo with her hair up she looks like my cabbage patch doll all grown up , that’s all I got…

  13. coconut says:

    Some celebs never announce anything…we’re just left to draw our own conclusions.

  14. cindyp says:

    Great that she has a BF but all this seems really juvenile. Did she change her status on FB to “In a relationship”??

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Agreed. Pretty juvenile. Celebs don’t have to share anything about their personal life with us, so when they do this kind of thing so publicly, it not only seems infantile, but many times, is jinxes the relationship. She would do better to be happy quietly rather than this twee stuff, but I figure we’re going to hear about their sex life non-stop in her routines as long as they’re together, so she probably wants to let us know who’ll she’ll be talking about.

  15. cd3 says:

    I like them together and I’m not at all surprised Amy bagged such a hottie. I had a friend that looked like her in uni (my friend was a few sizes larger but almost identical face, hair etc) and she would pull more guys than the rest of our straight girlfriends combined. Without trying. It was unreal.

  16. BadAssCompass says:

    I don’t know how Bradley Cooper will take this.

  17. La La Land says:

    Yup. I knew that my previous comment on the reason for Amy Schumer’s fake PR over her new “boyfriend” never got published. Was it too much info when I said that Schumer started posting about her fake PR bf SOON after she was being poked fun at for trying to lure another famous celebrity to her comedy show in a city where he’s from? Was that just purely speculation on my part and nothing more? What if I happen to know some European director from a blind item category who knows about her affections for said famous celeb? Would anyone like to know more? Again, too much info?
    I guess I’m being way too negative and defamatory for Celebitchy’s guidelines :( Yes, CELEBITCHY. Gotcha.
    I know this is your crib and all, and you’re probably not allowing this to be published this either. But I don’t think it’s very fair since I wasn’t even naming *all* names anyway. I do respect some fair amount of privacy.