Amy Schumer buys family’s farm back
Amy Schumer has bought her father’s farm back.
The ‘Trainwreck’ star was thrilled to present her father Gordon with the gift after the family lost their farm when Amy’s dad went bankrupt after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Sharing a home video on Instagram, she wrote: "Video from the farm when I was running away in the cornfield and my dad was taunting me because I wanted him to come with me. We lost the farm when we lost everything else. But today I got to buy it back for him."
She also posted a screenshot of her FaceTiming her father with the good news, which she simply captioned: "Today I bought my father’s farm back."
Meanwhile, the 35-year-old actress and comedienne previously admitted it was her humour which kept her family "tied together" when her father was diagnosed with MS when she was just 12-years-old.
She shared: "He was in physical pain. That’s when I kind of took the lead and took care of everybody in my family. I would keep them – I would keep everybody laughing. I’m the one who ties it all together …
"He’s not good. Some days he’s really good and he’s with it and we’re joking around. And some days I go to visit my dad, and it’s so painful. I can’t believe it."
And Amy – who recently celebrated her first anniversary with boyfriend Ben Hanisch – has previously opened up about how her dad’s disease helped to inspire scenes in the movie ‘Trainwreck’, in which her on-screen father, also had multiple sclerosis.
She said: "There is no denying that there is a lot of me in this movie. I, as they say, went there. It’s really personal. It’s about stuff I was struggling with and am constantly battling."