Amy Winehouse’s Ex-Husband Blake Fielder-Civil “Beyond Inconsolable”
To say Amy Winehouse and ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil had a rocky (not to mention violent and drug-fueled) marriage would be an understatement. But just because the jailed 29-year-old former video production assistant had moved on to girlfriend Sarah Aspin, the mother of his son Jack, doesn’t mean he wasn’t crushed to discover his ex had passed away over the weekend. The Sun reports that Blake collapsed when prison authorities at Leeds Crown Court, where he’s serving time, informed him of Winehouse’s perhaps not-so-unpredictable death.
“I’m beyond inconsolable … my tears won’t dry,” Fielder-Civil apparently said to girlfriend Aspin, who was granted a visit with her son’s father. She then gave an interview to The Sun. “I will never ever again feel the love I felt for her. Everybody who knew me and knew Amy knew the depth of our love. I can’t believe she’s dead.”
Blake began a near-three-year sentence last month at the jail. Sarah, who ironically turned 33 the day Amy died, told the publication the following:
“He is devastated and shattered. He just can’t take it in that she’s dead and he’ll never see her again. Blake rang me on Saturday after the prison authorities told him she’d died. I just couldn’t console him. He was in total shock. Blake is the father of our son. But I saw him and Amy together and I know they were really in love and they were soulmates. She always loved him and he always loved her — but it was just never going to work. Basically they couldn’t live with each other and they could not live without each other. It is hard for me knowing he still loved her, but I do understand his feelings.”
Amy and Blake were married in Miami in May 2007, and divorced just over two years later. During the marriage, Fielder-Civil was sent to prison for seven months for the offense of perverting the course of justice.
One of Winehouse’s most famous songs about her relationship with her ex-husband is her Back To Black global hit single “You Know I’m Not Good”: