Exclusive: We Solved the Debate About How Amy Schumer Met Her New Boyfriend
If you need another reason to be jealous of Amy Schumer’s life, we’ve got some news for you. Aside from becoming Jennifer Lawrence’s BFF, winning an Emmy Award and becoming the unofficial spokesperson for the modern day lady, Amy now also has a super good looking boyfriend who also happens to be a custom furniture maker.
Amy’s new beau Ben Hanisch is a maker. That’s right, he’s the founder of his own custom-furniture company The Last Workshop. As if that wasn’t swoon-worthy enough, he also only uses 100 percent US-sourced materials to help the environment. Is this guy a real life version of Sex and the City’s Aiden or what?!
An insider source and college acquaintance of Ben confirmed to us that Ben and Amy met on the dating app Raya. Commonly referred to as the “Tinder for famous people” Raya isn’t only for celebs, but it is quite exclusive. To be accepted you need to be involved in a creative industry and have a prominent following on social media – AKA your Instagrams need to be blowing up with likes.
It’s always a little surprising to see celebs on dating apps (like when we found Hilary Duff on Tinder), but hey, why shouldn’t they be? During Amy Schumer’s Comedy Central standup special, she spoke about being on a dating app and how people typically respond. She tells the audience, “People are like, ‘Oh my God, that’s so fucking sad. And you’re like, ‘You’re right, I should die alone.'”
According to our insider scoop, it looks like Amy Schumer’s romantic dates are pretty much just as epic as her outings with J. Law. Apparently, the new couple recently were in Nashville together where they rented Ferraris and cruised around.
All the buzz might be super intimidating to some new couples, but it seems as though Bamy (that’s the couple name we’re giving the two) is taking all the attention in stride. Ben shared a photo of the two of them alongside the sweet sentiment, “Sometimes in life you get extremely lucky and the smartest, funniest, most beautiful woman comes along when you least expect it. Here’s to what adventures 2016 brings!”
IAS season 5 got picked up! And my boyfriend and I got engaged and married and had a baby and he cheated on me with the nanny! Entertainment
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 6, 2016
And, of course, Amy responded to the news with some sharp comedic wit. See above. Never change Amy, never change.
Update: New reports circulated on the evening of Wednesday, January 6 that Amy Schumer and Ben Hanish met on dating app Bumble, but Amy was quick to shut down those rumors:
Please let the record show I have never in my life been on bumble.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 7, 2016
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 7, 2016
We hear you, girl. (PS: Still looking for our Raya reference…)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)