Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil ‘is engaged to girlfriend Bay Wright’
Amy Winehouse‘s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil has reportedly got engaged to his girlfriend Bay Wright, ten years on from the singer’s tragic passing.
A source told The Sun that Blake, who lives with Bay in Leeds, popped the question in June after six months of dating.
However, they added that some of Bay’s friends are concerned the couple might be moving too quickly.
Relationship: Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil has reportedly got engaged to his girlfriend Bay Wright, ten years on from the singer’s tragic passing (pictured together in 2007)
They said: ‘The proposal seems to have come very fast. And while Blake and Bay seem besotted with each other, they do come from very different worlds.
‘Bay is lovely – very normal and down to earth. But suddenly she is rubbing shoulders with stars like Pete Doherty, who Blake is still pals with.
‘They kept the romance quiet for a while. She was telling friends that she was dating a music producer. She is very happy, but those close to her hope they haven’t moved too fast.’
Blake, who shares two children with ex-wife Sarah Aspin, was spotted with Bay on an outing in Leeds earlier this month.
Couple: A source told The Sun that Blake, who lives with Bay in Leeds, popped the question in June after six months of dating (pictured with Bay in July, 2021)
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.
It comes after Amy’s mother Janis, 66, recently defended Blake, saying their love was ‘intimate and genuine’, despite long-standing claims that he was the driving force behind her drug addiction.
Romance: However, they added that some of Bay’s friends are concerned the couple might be moving too quickly (pictured with Amy in 2007)
She was speaking ahead of the release of a BBC2 documentary to mark ten years since Amy’s death.
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.
After years of animosity, Janis promised she has found peace with Blake and recognises the bond they shared during their brief time together.
She told OK! Magazine: ‘When it comes to Blake, I’ve decided never to speak badly about anyone. I know it was about love and I don’t think you can judge when it comes to love. Love does the walking and talking…
They said: ‘The proposal seems to have come very fast. And while Blake and Bay seem besotted with each other, they do come from very different worlds (pictured with Amy in 2007)
‘I believe the relationship between Amy and Blake was intimate and genuine. Their marriage was impulsive but it was still pure. It was obviously a complicated relationship but love was at the heart of it.’
In 2018, Blake insisted his relationship with Amy was not fuelled by drugs, and they ‘only used drugs for six months of their marriage.’
He said: ‘The drug things is something that has been attributed to me for years but in fact me and Amy only used drugs together for maybe six months of our marriage, that was it. And before that Amy didn’t use drugs, she smoked cannabis…
‘I did heroin maybe four or five times.’ When asked if he responsibility, Blake said: ‘Always, always but also I’m not ready to be the only person anymore. I feel I am the only person who has taken responsibility and has done since Amy was alive.’
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.
History: Blake and Amy were married from 2007 to 2009 (pictured together in 2007)
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.
Family: It comes after Amy’s mother Janis, 66, recently defended Blake, saying his and Amy’s love was ‘intimate and genuine’, (Amy pictured with her parents Mitch and Janis in 2008 at the Novello Awards)
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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Janis said: ‘When it comes to Blake, I’ve decided never to speak badly about anyone. I know it was about love and I don’t think you can judge when it comes to love. Love does the walking and talking…’ (Amy and Blake pictured in 2007)