Dannika Augustine, 10, tells tabloid she already called late 'Back To Black' singer 'mum'
Amy Winehouse was planning to adopt a St Lucian girl who already called her “mum” in the weeks before she died, a tabloid has claimed.
The Sunday Mirror spoke to 10-year-old Dannika Augustine, who the late ‘Back To Black’ singer met on the Caribbean island where she had spent much of the past three years.
Dannika‘s grandmother Marjorie Lambert claimed that she had hired a lawyer to oversee the adoption process, while Winehouse had apparently talked about moving to St Lucia permanently to be a full-time parent to the child if she could not take her to England.
Amy was already my mother. I would call her mum and she would call me her – daughter. She took care of me and we had fun together. I loved her and she loved me.
Lambert, who runs a beach bar on the island, added:
Amy wanted to have a child so bad. If she had not died, there is no doubt she would be here in St Lucia – completing the adoption process.
The grandparent said that the child’s mother Nadia Germaine was willing to give her daughter up as she was struggling to find a job. Her dad Vic Augustine told the newspaper he had also given the singer permission to adopt his daughter.
Winehouse was found dead in her London home eight days ago (July 23). The cause of her death has yet to be confirmed.