Amy Schumer likes to joke about sex.
But there's nothing funny about the following piece of news regarding her sex life:
The comedian has split from long-time boyfriend Ben Hanisch.
A rep for the actress confirmed the break-up to People Magazine, saying in a very simply statement:
"Amy and Ben have ended their relationship after thoughtful consideration and remain friends."
Schumer and the Chicago furniture maker had been an item for about a year-and-a-half, although they hadn't made any public appearances together since January.
Moreover, Schumer hasn't shared a photo of Hanisch on her Instagram page for several weeks.
Hanisch did not accompany Schumer to the premiere of her latest comedy, Snatched, either.
So an observant fan of the star's may have seen this split coming.
It's unclear just when Schumer and her very handsome ex-lover went their separate ways, but the actress told Howard Stern in May 3 interview that they were still getting it on.
She was even asked about the possibility of marriage and responded as follows:
"We are talking about today. I love the idea of committing to someone and making that choice and I want to have a family but right now, we are not in talks.”
Schumer acknowledged at the time that her busy schedule made it difficult to spend a ton of time together as a couple, but tried to spin that situation in a positive way.
"It's good to have a lot of space," she told the radio host just two weeks ago.
The comedian and Hanisch met on a dating app around November 2015.
They went public with their relationship in January of the following year when Schumer called Hanisch her “man” after a visit to the White House.
“[He] is the first guy who’s really been my boyfriend,” Schumer went on to tell Marie Claire in August.
She was clearly excited about the relationship for a long time, often discussing it in public and even using the word "love" very often while doing so.
“Things were just really easy with him,” Schumer told People Magazine last summer, adding:
“There were no games, no waiting three days. It was clear and easy. He was so sweet. He didn’t know who I was. He’d heard my name.”
The star also shared at least one story of giving Hanisch a blow job because, come on, this is Amy Schumer.
On their year anniversary last November, both Schumer and Hanisch took to social media to celebrate the occasion.
“We both weren’t looking for a relationship at the time, but something felt right from the very first night we met,” Hanisch wrote on Instagram, adding:
"We both weren’t looking for a relationship at the time, but something felt right from the very first night we met. We ended up spending 6 days in a row together."
Schumer, meanwhile, went a step further in her Instagram message.
“A year ago today I met the love of my life. Happy anniversary f— face," she wrote, adding: "#Iwantoseeotherpeople."
It was a funny joke at the time.
But it's the painful truth now.
Both Schumer and Hanisch are free to see other people.