On Wednesday, the late Amy Winehouse's ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, stopped by the "Jeremy Kyle Show" and opened up about the couple's drug-fueled romance and eventual divorce.
In the interview, Fielder-Civil admitted that he was the one responsible for introducing Winehouse to heroin. The former couple used heroin together for four months before he was sentenced to jail for assault in 2008. Fielder-Civil said that while he was incarcerated, Winehouse's addiction intensified.
"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," Fielder-Civil said.
It was Winehouse's family, specifically her father, who encouraged him to end their marriage. Fielder-Civil and Winehouse assumed, though, that they'd eventually get back together.
"[Her father] said if you love her really you'll divorce her," Fielder Civil said. "I spoke to Amy about it and we sort of agreed that it would get everyone off our backs at least, you know, and we'd probably remarry."
Fielder-Civil went back to jail soon after his release for failing a drug test. While there, he filed for divorce in January 2009 after a year and a half of marriage. A British court granted their divorce in July 2009. Two years later in July 2011, Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.