Blake Reflects on Amy Winehouse and the Past
Blake’s Appearance on Good Morning Britain
Blake Fielder-Civil, who was married to the late Amy Winehouse from 2007 to 2009, made an appearance on Thursday’s Good Morning Britain, coinciding with what would have been the singer’s 40th birthday. During the show, he was asked about what he would have done differently if he could turn back time.
Regret and Reflection on Amy’s Birthday
In response to the question posed by hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard, Blake expressed his regrets, stating that he would have done “almost everything differently.” He also took a moment to acknowledge Amy Winehouse’s 40th birthday, describing it as a sad occasion. He expressed his devastation over her absence and mentioned that he often thinks about her, describing her as his best friend. He reflected on how quickly everything unfolded for Amy, emphasizing that they were both quite young at the time.
Controversy Surrounding Blake and Amy’s Relationship
Over the years, there has been controversy surrounding Blake Fielder-Civil’s role in Amy Winehouse’s struggles with Class A drug addiction after they met. He confirmed that he had introduced her to heroin. Now, he shared his perspective on being blamed for her untimely death.
Despite being blamed by many for Amy’s addiction, Blake emphasized that he is the only person within her close circle of friends and family who has taken accountability for what happened. He stated that he needed to address this burden personally, as he had carried it for over a decade. Blake acknowledged his mistakes and the fact that he was a young drug addict at the time, lacking the knowledge to help himself, let alone someone else. He also mentioned that there were vested interests in Amy continuing to perform, and her vulnerability resonated with people through her albums.
Reconciliation with Amy’s Family
When asked about his attempts to re-establish a relationship with Amy Winehouse’s family, Blake admitted that it’s something he has thought about extensively. He pondered whether there would be value in reaching out to them for some sort of reconciliation because they all loved Amy. However, he acknowledged that he hadn’t made such an effort, indicating that it was a decision he had made based on his own contemplation.
While discussing the potential for reconciliation, Blake mentioned that as he has distanced himself from the past and accumulated what he referred to as “clean time,” he has considered whether it would be worthwhile to speak to Amy’s family. However, he hadn’t taken that step yet. When asked if he had tried to reach out, he admitted that he hadn’t, stating that his decision was influenced by his own thoughts and feelings.