The late singer married Fielder-Civil in 2007 before they divorced in 2009
The former husband of late singer Amy Winehouse, Blake Fielder-Civil has responded to allegations that his relationship with the star led to her tragic demise.
Winehouse and Fielder-Civil married in 2007 before divorcing in 2009. Winehouse later passed away in July 2011 at the age of 27.
Many have speculated that Fielder-Civil introduced the singer to drugs, but now he has told the Times Magazine that he refuses to take the blame.
“I don’t think I ruined her, no,” he said. “I think we found each other and certain people need to realise that she did have other addictions before she met me. She wasn’t a happy, well-adjusted young woman… and I find it disrespectful to imply I was some machiavellian puppet master.”
Fielder-Civil continued to say that he is still “in love” with Winehouse, despite her passing: “I’m in love with someone who is not here. I think about her every day/ I’m a bit stuck now, thinking, ‘How do I move on?’”
He added: “Since she has passed away nothing has really gone well. I almost feel like I’m being punished.”
Speaking of Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, who once described Fielder-Civil as “the biggest low-life scumbag that God ever put breath into”, he said that he would be open to patching up their relationship.
“I’d like to speak to Mitch and genuinely, genuinely plea for his forgiveness [for any] parts I’ve played in what has occurred, but I won’t take responsibility for Amy passing away because it’s not fair.”
An upcoming documentary film, titled ‘Amy’, focuses on Winehouse’s rise to fame as well as her tragic death. Directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Senna), the feature-length film will be released on July 3 and will also be screened at Glastonbury Festival next week. Watch a trailer clip below.