Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband has told of his regret at introducing her to hard drugs but claimed her addiction worsened when they were apart.
Blake Fielder-Civil said the two of them spent only four months in which they were taking drugs together as “addicts”, due to his spells in jail.
He spoke in an emotional interview as a guest on ITV’s Jeremy Kyle Show screened yesterday, in which he told of his tears and disbelief when prison staff told him Winehouse had died.
Fielder-Civil – who was married to the singer for two years – said of their heroin and crack use: “Out of maybe a six or seven-year relationship that me and Amy had on and off, there was drug use for about four months together.
“We used heroin together as addicts for like four months, then I went to jail. Then it got a lot worse while I was in jail and then, when I came out of jail, I was told that, if I loved her, I’d divorce her and set her free and I did.”
The 34-year-old said he had used heroin “three or four times” before she was introduced to the drug. He added: “The fact is, what I’m saying is, of course I regret it.”
Winehouse died in July 2011 and a second inquest found last month that she died from accidental alcohol poisoning.