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Amy Schumer Announces Pregnancy in Unconventional Way

By embedding it in a list of recommended political candidates
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 22, 2018 4:40 PM CDT
In this June 10, 2018 file photo, Amy Schumer, left, and Chris Fischer arrive at the 72nd annual Tony Awards in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – Amy Schumer took the long way around to announce she's pregnant with husband Chris Fischer. The comedian and actress broke her baby news Monday on the Instagram stories of friend and journalist Jessica Yellin, the AP reports. Yellin, of the site NewsNotNoise.org, showed at the end of a list of Schumer's recommended congressional and gubernatorial candidates the line: "I'm pregnant-Amy Schumer." Schumer had teased the announcement on her own Instagram page, captioning a photo of hers and Fischer's heads atop Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's bodies, "About to announce some exciting news on @jessicayellin insta page. Please follow her for up to the minute #newsnotnoise she breaks down what’s really going on. She agreed to post a lil noise today for me! Follow her and VOTE!!"

"We are 15 days out from the midterms and there is a lot going on," Yellin explained before going into Schumer's "lengthy" list of recommendations, per Bustle. "I wanted to share some news from our community. Maybe it's noise, but it's happy noise," Yellin continued. "These are the recommendations of Amy Schumer, one of the most consistent and early supporters of #NewsNotNoise. Now, read all the way to the bottom. You'll see there's some news down there. Congratulations, Amy." Schumer is known for her liberal politics: She was recently arrested protesting the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. The 37-year-old married Fischer, a chef, in February. (Here's why Schumer won't appear in any Super Bowl ads.)

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