Comedy star Amy Schumer has dropped a bomb on past paramours, saying she considers her beau of a half-year, Ben Hanisch, to be her first genuine relationship.
“I feel like Ben is the first guy who’s really been my boyfriend,” the Rockville Centre-reared Schumer, 35, says in excerpts posted Monday from the new issue of Marie Claire magazine. “There are guys who, if they heard me say that, would want to punch me in the face, but yeah, it’s the truth,” she added, alluding to past boyfriends of which she has spoken, including comedian Anthony Jeselnik and WWE pro-wrestling star Dolph Ziggler.
The “Trainwreck” and “Inside Amy Schumer” star asserted she might not be an easy person with whom to have a relationship. “Being in love is the scariest thing in the world,” she says. “You want to [expletive] cry and scream. I can’t handle it. Every time we say good-bye, I think, This will have been a nice last week together. Or I tell myself nothing is real and he’s going to leave me and tell me he never loved me. I feel so bad for him. How exhausting it must be dating me.”
She added, however, in a cover-shoot behind-the-scenes video on the magazine’s website that, “If I were gonna die tomorrow, I’d wanna spend the last day playing volleyball with my sister,” writer-producer Kim Caramele.
Schumer revealed her relationship with Hanisch, founder of the Chicago custom-furniture company The Last Workshop, in pair of tweets on Jan. 5.
The two-time Emmy Award-winner, who graduated from Rockville Centre’s South Side High School in 1999, also reiterated her ambivalence about growing up on Long Island. “I was always self-effacing, self-reflective,” she says. “I hated feeling I was just like every other girl on Long Island. Looking at my clothes and my hair. I was very aware of not wanting to be the same as everyone.”