Amy Schumer appears to have a new boyfriend, whom she obliquely introduced via a tweet of the two of them attending a White House event.
“Fam and man at the whitehizzy,” Schumer, 34, tweeted Tuesday from a driveway outside the White House, with an image of herself, her two siblings and a man with an arm around her.
Four days earlier, Ben Hanisch, founder of a custom-furniture company in Chicago, The Last Workshop, posted an Instagram photo of himself and Schumer against a backdrop of blue water and far-off snow-capped mountains. “Sometimes in life you get extremely lucky,” he wrote, “and the smartest, funniest, most beautiful woman comes along when you least expect it. Here’s to what adventures 2016 brings!”
Schumer herself, not directly acknowledging Hanisch, posted a second tweet several hours after the first, running a portrait photo of President Barack Obama and writing, “Well the word is out. It’s official. Here’s my new boyfriend. #StopGunViolence.”
The comedian was at the White House to attend Obama’s press conference announcing executive actions on gun control, sitting in the front row alongside Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Obama aide Valerie Jarrett and gun-violence victim Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona Congresswoman shot during an assassination attempt in 2011. Schumer has become a vocal advocate of gun-control measures following a fatal spree shooting in July at a Louisiana theater showing her movie “Trainwreck.” Three audience-members were shot dead.
Schumer’s past boyfriends have included comedian Anthony Jeselnik and WWE pro-wrestling star Dolph Ziggler.