Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil says he would do ‘everything differently’ in their relationship as he marks the late singer’s 40th birthday
Amy Winehouse‘s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil has spoke about how he would do ‘everything differently’ in their relationship if he could turn back the clock.
Blake, who was married to Amy between 2007 and 2009, appeared on Good Morning Britain on what would have been the late singer’s 40th birthday.
When asked by hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard what he would do differently, Blake replied: ‘Almost everything differently’
Speaking about the milestone birthday, Blake went on to say: ‘Its sad but I wanted to say happy birthday to Amy. It’s devastating she’s not here. I think about her all the time, I thought about her this morning when I said my happy birthday to her, she was my best friend.
‘If it wasn’t for certain factors I think it could have been a different outcome. Everything happened very quickly for Amy. We were young.’
Amy and Blake married in Miami in 2007 after an on-off relationship and were pictured months later after a furious bust-up where it emerged they had been taking heroin.
The following year, Blake was jailed for his part in an assault on a pub landlord which led to Amy’s famous Grammy Awards tribute to, ‘my Blake, incarcerated’.
Blake filed for divorce from the singer shortly after his release.
Blake’s son was born in May 2011, two months after Amy’s death, while his daughter Lola was born in April 2013.
Amy’s family and fans were left heartbroken a decade ago, when she passed away following a vodka binge alone in her bedroom, where she was found by her security guard. Despite years of drug abuse, she was clean at the time of her death.
Many have blamed Blake for her Class A drug addiction, after they met and swiftly wed. He later confirmed he had given Amy her first hit of heroin.
Amy soared to fame upon the release of Frank in 2003, as she gained both critical and commercial success with the debut as her jazz-inspired vocals won fans all over before her second album Back To Black’s introduction three years later.
In a heartbreaking turn of fate, the London-born icon’s dazzling career was plighted by her demons after she fell into the clutches of drink and drug addiction.
As she ascended higher on the fame ladder she discovered her demons – in drink, drugs and also eating disorders, which her brother Alex insists contributed to her death.
In 2011, an inquest gave a verdict of misadventure after finding that she had 416mg of alcohol per decilitre in her blood.
A second inquest in 2013 confirmed that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning.
This is more than five times the legal drink-drive limit and enough to cause her to become comatose and depress her respiratory system.
In a June 2013 interview, her brother Alex said he believed her eating disorder, and the consequent physical weakness, was the primary cause of her death.
He said: ‘She suffered from bulimia very badly. That’s not, like, a revelation – you knew just by looking at her…
‘She would have died eventually, the way she was going, but what really killed her was the bulimia… I think that it left her weaker and more susceptible. Had she not had an eating disorder, she would have been physically stronger.’
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