Amy Schumer’s dad cries at meeting ‘love of his life’ Goldie Hawn

I am all about the dress ^^ Amy wore to the New York premiere for Snatched. It plays to my every sartorially dramatic need: Cape? Check. Bold color statement? Check. A panther threatening to eat my heart out if I don’t WERK THIS OUTFIT? Check. And it’s perfect above the knee-length, full length would have made it matronly. Honestly, I could do an entire post on my love for this dress. And Amy looks great in it. *stares adoringly at computer*

Sorry – where was I? Right, Amy and the premiere of Snatched… as you probably know by now, Amy stars with Goldie Hawn. I adore Goldie, as may be obvious by now – what with me saying it every time I write about her. On CB’s post the other day, everyone was talking about which movie of Goldie’s was their favorite and my answer is, “Yes. Whichever one you just said, that one.” Apparently, we’re not alone. Amy’s father, Gordon, is also in love with Goldie. Amy has a huge soft spot for her dad, who suffers from MS. He raised the family after her mother left them for Gordon’s best friend. CB reminded me that Colin Quinn played him in Trainwreck in a bittersweet homage. I don’t think it’s a reach to say that Amy would do anything she could for her father. So as soon as she found herself in the position of being able to introduce him to “the love of his life,” she did so. She posted this to Instagram:

My dad meeting the love of his life @officialgoldiehawn

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We all have this person, right? I could list a bunch of celebrities I’d like to meet but there are a few celebs that were “there” for me when I needed it most. The 49ers got me through high school. Paul McCartney is right up there. Alan Alda, probably, and I am sure there are a handful of others who represented something more than just someone who entertained me (eternal shout out to Mr. Rogers!) So I love this. I imagine this is why Amy sought to work with Goldie, she must have been an icon in their home. And I love that Goldie is getting just as much out of this. I wonder if that kind of adulation ever becomes trite? I understand this is different, Goldie cares for Amy and by extension, her father, but if she didn’t know anyone involved – that still has to feel pretty good.

As I said, Amy would make anything happen for her father if she could. Fortunately, her fame and money means she “can” a lot these days. She recently bought back the farm he was forced to sell when the family went bankrupt. For all the ways I could complain about Amy – and there are many – I certainly applaud her for her financial generosity. While on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show, he asked her about her habit of over-tipping and rewarding service people who showed her a kindness. Amy said she feels obligated to after serving in the service industry for 10 years. When Howard asked if it was “rich guilt,” Amy said no, she feels fine with having money. But then she added that the reason she thinks she’s fine with her own wealth is because she gives when she can. Plus, she said, “it does make me feel great.” It really does. Giving feels almost as good as receiving – I am all for paying it forward, even if it’s not cash outright.

And I’m sorry, but this is just funny:

ps – Amy’s dad is not the only one who got choked up because of Goldie. Reese Witherspoon lost it a few times at Goldie and Kurt Russell’s joint Walk of Fame ceremony:


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  1. minx says:

    I recoiled when I first saw the dress…but now, yeah. I like it. AS’s straight hair is flattering.

  2. PippiLongdivision says:

    Thank you for a post that gives me a much needed reminder that the people that can rub me the wrong way are whole and complex too. That good deeds don’t make up for mistakes, but neither do mistakes, or even ignorance (which can be remedied), negate good and compassionate things that are done. And that a dress that at first glance makes me say “Oh dear” can really grow on me once I notice the panthers.

    • Aysla says:

      Such a lovely comment! Fully agree : ).

      Also, the clip of her dad getting emotional at meeting Goldie Hawn had me tear me. So sweet!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Wonderful comment!

  3. Grant says:

    Elise Elliot is everything!!!

  4. StormsMama says:

    Love Goldie 💗

    And it’s unpopular here but I also love Amy

  5. barfly says:

    How wonderful of her to do that for her dad. She may be annoying when she’s in the spot light but this is just plain sweet. Kudos to her for making him so happy

  6. Dolkite says:

    I admit I come on here to read about people trashing celebs and we get pretty hard on her here, but this was nice to read. I began making better money last year and for Christmas, I paid for my dad to come to Chicago and see the Chicago Symphony perform Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” which he said was one of the best concerts he ever saw, and he’s seen orchestras perform in London, Vienna, San Francisco, etc.

    Sometimes I think the best thing about being rich would be to make those around you happy or to help them when they need it.

  7. HeatherAnn says:

    As a person who suffers from MS as does my father, I am always touched by Amy’s loyalty to her father.

  8. Chelly says:

    Ok now I’m all teary eyed. If I ever get bank or just in a position where I could make my parents dreams come true I would in a heartbeat. This was beautiful

  9. Anon says:

    Nice story. Ugly dress.

  10. monette says:

    Damn it, Hecate! Why you had to show me a nice side of Amy? Now I can’t hate her in peace. I hope u are happy!

  11. Space cow girl says:

    I love Goldie! Is it just me or shouldn’t have Amy bought her dad a nice set of teeth implants since she is so rich? I mean, I certainly would have

  12. serena says:

    omg that’s so sweet, it made me cry too!

  13. Andie88 says:

    So sweet!! I actually want to go see her movie with my mom hah