8 Things You Should Know About Blake Fielder-Civil, Amy Winehouse’s Ex-Husband
Amy Winehouse's brother-in-law Harry Civil reveals the hidden lives of the ill- fated couple. Heroin addict Blake (left) is widely blamed for the. Amy Winehouse is writing a book of poems about her troubled life, according to and tumultuous relationship with estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil. "The songs I got signed on were the songs that I wrote completely on my own, and if it is human behavior and interaction between two people even the relationship between me and . Amy Winehouse, Blake Fielder-Civil.
At a pub in Camden called The Good Mixer.
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Was it love at first sight? We were best friends from the start. We were like brother and sister more than anything else. When did things start going downhill?
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As soon as Amy started getting recognised, more drugs started coming into the equation. When did the drink and drugs start?
It started after a few years. At first, we both enjoyed having a good time, but there were no drugs. Amy had one bad year of it with drugs when she was at the height of her fame.
Do you think you made each other worse? There was a lot of negative press being written about us — particularly me. You just end up imploding and drugs took that pain away. Were you getting up in the morning and taking them first thing? There was no cocaine on cornflakes. It might have been spiced up as that, and people might have been stupid enough to see it as that, but it was very lonely, sad, depressing, mistrusting — it was just awful.
The nature of addiction is that you have to persevere in it, otherwise the physical sickness you get is unbearable. What kind of drugs were you doing?
The night you were both running down a street with blood all over you, what happened? It was a misunderstanding. There was some made-up stuff about her injecting between her toes, but it was rubbish. Why were you self-harming? Because I was on bail and I was going to be taken away from Amy.
How did Amy react? She got really upset. It was self-indulgent and a matter of not being able to vocalise how you feel. What was Amy like to live with? How was your sex life? Would you have liked to have had babies with Amy?
It would have been amazing. What was your time in prison like? It is what it is. I never went for any money from Amy. Do you ever believe what is being said about you? Occasionally, she reads it and is horrified. I just want her to be happy with her new boyfriend.Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder: Toxic and Intense - Under the Influence - REELZ
Yes, although I was never a big drinker anyway. How have you found staying off drugs — has it been tough? At the start, it was hard. Are you seeing anyone at the moment? Yeah, I live with my girlfriend. Amy met my girlfriend when we were friends and they got on really well.
Do you think you would ever get married again? We've always loved each other. I wanted to die. She was getting in so much trouble, she insisted, because "my husband's away, I'm bored, I'm young.
I felt like there was nothing to live for. It's just been a low ebb. She had already been making her own headlines for fighting, having punched one female fan in the face in after the woman suggested she shouldn't marry Blake. I'm very insecure and I've got a thing about bad manners.
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I just thought she was very rude. I saw sorry straightaway! Disgusting behavior, really," she again chided herself. In Decembershe was photographed wandering barefoot around the neighborhood near her flat wearing only jeans and a bright-red bra.
If I've got a vice, when would I know to get it in check? Mitch Winehouse said his thenyear-old daughter was experiencing the early stages of emphysema that was later walked back to being in danger of developing emphysema. She was supposed to sing the theme song for the latest James Bond installment, Quantum of Solace, but that fell through. She ended up in the hospital again in July after suffering a reaction to medication.
I am doing this out of love.
At the time, meanwhile, Winehouse was hospitalized again in London having suffered, according to her rep, another bad reaction to medication. She reportedly overdosed on the drug meant to help her kick drugs.
Then Fielder Civil had to go back to jail after failing a drug test. Especially as I met Josh here. He couldn't be more different from my husband, which isn't a bad thing.
Their divorce was finalized in Julywith documents showing that Winehouse had admitted to committing adultery in April and they hadn't lived together since partly due, of course, to him being "Blake incarcerated". Her personality became more distant.
And it seemed to me like that was down to the drugs. When I met her she smoked weed but she thought the people who took class-A drugs were stupid.
She used to laugh at them. The hope that the magic could be recaptured and she would get clean once and for all before it was too late kept the Amy Winehouse machine humming. Moreover, the platinum-selling artist became a curiosity, a fish in a bowl in her native London, gawked at wherever she went and inevitably reluctant to go outside. Photos Amy Winehouse's Fred Perry Collection When the racist song video came out in Juneshe eventually emerged to greet the horde of paparazzi outside her door.
Asked what she planned to call her next album, she cheekily replied, "Black Don't Crack. I'm on a strict put-weight-on diet. I'm just stressed out. People, including her father, speculated that she almost preferred being miserable because it was essential to her creative process.
Amy can be creative when most other people would be checking into a hospice. When she can hardly stand up she's got her books in front of her, scribbling away. Lucia, some of which is chronicled in her friend Blake Wood's new book Amy Winehousefeaturing never before seen photos of the vulnerable star.
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She was taking Librium, to help with withdrawal symptoms, and it made her tired. Winehouse went to Jamaica in February to work on her third album with Salaam Remi, though she wasn't satisfied with any of her writing yet. At the same time, she was in and out of the London Clinic that spring, half-heartedly trying to get a handle on her drinking. Amy's parents had worried because Blake Fielder-Civil never stopped calling her, and she was forever fretting over getting her ex clean and prone to drinking after she'd see him, so they were relieved when she met Traviss.
Mitch wrote that Reg and Amy had talked about getting married. But her drinking would never cease for more than a few weeks, at most. She went back in June. On June 20 she joined her dad a cabdriver with life-long singing aspirations onstage for three songs at Pizza on the Park. She performed at the Club a few nights later with Mark Ronson. She was working out and doing yoga. That August, she was drinking heavily. In September, however, she looked great, Mitch recalled.
In October, she was back on the booze. That December, she pulled herself together and flew to Russia to perform at a private New Year's Eve party for a billionaire oligarch. The long road back starts in Moscow. Winehouse kicked off the year performing at the Summer Soul Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil, her first full live show since Her team reworked her set so that more Frank songs were interspersed amid the heartbreaking Blake songs of Back to Black.
Not long after, once she was back in England, Blake Wood "American Blake," Mitch called him called him to say he'd been Skyping with Amy and she'd had a seizure. One morning in February, he went to his daughter's house to find she'd already had multiple drinks that day. But still, he felt, her bad days seemed to be growing fewer and further between. In MarchWinehouse cut herself again, about a week after Fielder Civil was arrested on charges of burglary and firearm possession. He was sentenced in June to 32 months in prison.
She went back to the hospital in April to be treated for detox complications and she finished the month trying to stick to her program.