Amy Schumer Shares Why Penn Badgley’s Wife Domino Kirke
Amy Schumer explained that she let go of her doula Domino Kirke, who is Penn Badgely’s wife, because she was too nice of a person. Learn more below. Amy Schumer ran into some unexpected trouble with her doula Domino Kirke. If you remember, back in May 2019, the Expecting Amy star and her husband Chris Fischer welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Gene, with the help of Domino. However, Amy admitted that she ended up letting go of Domino shortly after giving birth because she was simply too lovely.
Domino is like a goddess. She’s an actual floating siren around the house, Amy told Domino’s husband Penn Badgely, on the June 22 episode of the Podcrushed podcast. She’s so like, just lovely and when she touches you just kind of melt. And she was really a family member. And I just felt so vulnerable, I was like, ‘I can’t have this Botticelli f–king goddess floating around my home when I am like, bleeding out. While the comedian knows it was a pretty unfair reason, she was recovering from a c-section, which took a toll on her. I just didn’t have the strength to allow myself the luxury of having her around our home, she explained. I was like, ‘I think you can’t come anymore.’
Amy noted that she and Domino are likely due to have a conversation about the incident given her sudden change of heart. She added, We were going to work together longer after I had Gene and I kind of suddenly was like, ‘I’m good and I don’t need a post-partum doula anymore.’ Throughout her pregnancy, Amy was very transparent with her battle with hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
The condition required her to be hospitalized during her second trimester and led Amy to cancel the remainder of her comedy tour at the time. However, as Amy explained to E! News, it was all worth it in the end. The hype is real. Believe the hype, she said about motherhood six months after giving birth to Gene. I’m so lucky.
Real-Life Couple Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody Are Getting Their Own Show Seasoned. Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody, the husband-wife duo whose social media videos earned them legions of fans during the pandemic, are getting their own Showtime pilot. Get all the details here! Two of the pandemic’s biggest social media stars have their eyes set on the small screen.
Mandy Patinkin and wife Kathryn Grody, whose slice-of-life videos filmed by son Gideon Grody-Patinkin became comfort food for millions during the COVID-19 pandemic, are set to star in a pilot for Showtime called Seasoned.
The show is inspired by the couple’s real life and relationship, according to Variety. It follows the delightfully tumultuous relationship and life of a successful, gregarious, deeply committed, slightly insane married couple.
The married couple, as you may have guessed, will be played by Mandy and Kathryn. Gideon is a co-creator on the project. In March 2020, Mandy, Kathryn and then 34-year-old son Gideon retreated to the family’s home in upstate in New York. Gideon started recording videos of his lovingly eccentric parents for fun, only to realize he wasn’t the only person who found them entertaining.
Gideon began posting the videos on social media, including this one about pizza rat which has garnered almost 200,000 views, and two legends were born. On June 23, Mandy announced the news on Twitter in a video shot, of course, by Gideon. While he and Kathryn expressed enthusiasm about the project, Kathryn said she’s nervous about one thing in particular, saying, I’m gonna wear what I want and nobody is going to tell me what I look like to play myself!
Hard to argue with that. Mandy and Kathryn helped me and millions of online viewers get through the pandemic with their wonderfully warm, funny and inspired social media posts, Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment at Showtime, said in a statement. Together they fearlessly show us the joy and the chaos of marriage, aging and grappling with the indignities of everyday life. It’s a return to Showtime for Mandy, who starred as Saul Berenson on the network’s Homeland from 2011 to 2020, earning him four Emmy nominations in the process.
Kathryn is a decorated stage actress with credits ranging across three decades. She earned a Drama Desk nomination for her play A Mom’s Life in 1990. While there’s no guarantee the show eventually gets picked up, we’ll be rooting for it every step of the way—and going back to watch some old videos of Mandy and Kathryn in the meantime.