Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Amy Schumer Met Boyfriend on Raya Dating App

People magazine has a few nuggets from Amy Schumer's upcoming memoir, "The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo":

  • Her mom, a teacher of the deaf, left her dad for Amy's best friend's dad, breaking the news to Amy in sign language(!).

  • She was in an abusive relationship with a guy who pulled a butcher knife on her ("That's when I was sure he was going to kill me.").

  • She lost her virginity at 17 to a boyfriend who penetrated her while she was half asleep. (He later apologized and she comforted him, telling him everything would be OK.)

  • While hanging out with friend – and "Trainwreck" costar – SNL cast member Vanessa Bayer, Schumer says, "Vanessa said she'd heard of a dating app for your phone specifically aimed at creative people." After searching for possible dates, she "liked" a few men before matching with one guy: Ben Hanisch. He wasn't an actor or photographer, as many of the men on the app were, and he didn't live in N.Y.C. or L.A., but in Chicago. "We sent each other very simple hellos and short, funny messages." A few weeks later, the two met for the first time. With oily hair following an acupuncture appointment, wearing jeans, she walked out into the rain and saw Ben, who had no umbrella but was holding a soaked paper bag with a bottle of wine. "We smiled at each other and in that moment, everything felt right," she writes.

  • Order "The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo" HERE.

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