Amy Schumer Buys Back Her Dad’s Old Farm
Celebrity| | By Sara Wilkins
Amy Schumer has made Christmas come early for her father after buying back his old farm.
The Trainwreck star took to Instagram on Monday to share the news of her thoughtful gift for her beloved dad Gordon Schumer, who learned about the big surprise in a FaceTime call with his daughter.
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“Today I bought my fathers (sic) farm back,” she wrote beside a snap of their video call.
She then shared footage of herself as a child on the farm, and reminisced about the memory in the accompanying caption.
“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,” she recalled. “We lost the farm when we lost everything else. But today I got to buy it back for him.”
Schumer’s dad owned a successful baby furniture company in New York while the actress was a kid, but the family went bankrupt when the star was nine and things went from bad to worse as Gordon Schumer was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and he subsequently split from his wife, Schumer’s mom, Sandra.
The 35-year-old previously opened up about her dad’s illness in 2013, admitting it’s been tough to watch his health deteriorate.
“It’s the most painful thing in the world to just watch this person that you love ultimately just digress and kind of decompose,” she told Morning Edition’s David Greene for NPR. “And it’s too heavy and you have to find a way to laugh at it.
“I will on stage go to a very dark place and make light of things that are painful,” she added. “And it makes me feel better to hear about other people’s struggles, so I like to share mine.”