Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is reportedly engaged to girlfriend Bay Wright, ten years after the singer’s tragic death.
A source told The sun that Blake, who lives with Bay in Leeds, asked the question in June after six months of dating.
However, they added that some of Bay’s friends are concerned that the couple might move too soon.
Relationship: Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is reportedly engaged to his girlfriend Bay Wright, ten years after the singer’s tragic death (pictured together in 2007)
They said, ‘The proposal seems to have come very quickly. And while Blake and Bay seem in love, they come from very different worlds.
“Bay is beautiful, very normal and sober. But suddenly she’s rubbing stars like Pete Doherty, with whom Blake is still friends.
“They kept the romance quiet for a while. She told friends she was dating a music producer. She’s very happy, but her loved ones hope they didn’t go too fast.’
Blake, who shares two children with ex-wife Sarah Aspin, was spotted with Bay on a getaway in Leeds earlier this month.
Couple: A source told The Sun that Blake, who lives with Bay in Leeds, asked the question in June after dating for six months (pictured with Bay in July 2021)
Amy and Blake were married in Miami in 2007 after an on-again, off-again relationship and were photographed months later after a furious argument that revealed they had used heroin.
The following year, Blake was jailed for his part in an assault on a cafe owner that 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 longstanding claims that he was the driving force behind her drug addiction.
Romance: They added, however, that some of Bay’s friends are concerned that the couple would move too fast (pictured with Amy in 2007)
She spoke ahead of the release of a BBC2 documentary to mark ten years since Amy’s death.
Amy’s family and fans were heartbroken ten years ago when she died after a vodka binge alone in her bedroom, where she was found by her security guard. Despite years of drug use, she was clean at the time of her death.
Many have blamed Blake for her Class A drug addiction after they met and soon got married. He later confirmed that he had given Amy her first dose of heroin.
After years of animosity, Janis promised she’s found peace with Blake and acknowledges the bond they shared during their short time together.
She told OK! Magazine: “When it comes to Blake, I’ve decided never to talk badly about anyone. I know it was about love and I don’t think you can judge when it comes to love. Love makes walking and talking…
They said, ‘The proposal seems to have come very quickly. And although Blake and Bay seem in love, they 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 clearly a complicated relationship, but love was central.’
In 2018, Blake insisted that his relationship with Amy was not fueled by drugs, and that they “used drugs for only six months of their marriage.”
He said: ‘The drug use is something that has been attributed to me for years, but in fact Amy and I only used drugs together for six months of our marriage, that was it. And before that, Amy didn’t do drugs, she smoked cannabis…
“I’ve used heroin maybe four or five times.” When asked if he was responsible, Blake said, “Always, always, but I’m also not ready to be the only person anymore. I feel like I’m the only person who has taken responsibility and has done so since Amy was alive.”
Amy rose to fame following the release of Frank in 2003, when she achieved both critical and commercial success with the debut, as her jazz-inspired vocals won fans around the world before her second album Back To Black was released three years later.
History: Blake and Amy were married from 2007 to 2009 (pictured together in 2007)
In a heartbreaking twist of fate, the London-born icon’s dazzling career was pawned by her demons after falling into the clutches of drink and drug addiction.
As she climbed up the fame ladder, she discovered her demons – in booze, drugs and also eating disorders, which her brother Alex insists contributed to her death.
In 2011, an inquest ruled a misadventure after she discovered she had 416 mg of alcohol per deciliter in her blood.
A second inquest in 2013 confirmed that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning.
This is more than five times the legal limit for drink-driving and enough to put her in a coma and suppress her respiratory system.
Family: It comes after Amy’s mom Janis, 66, recently defended Blake, saying his and Amy’s love was “intimate and genuine” (Amy pictured with her parents Mitch and Janis at the 2008 Novello Awards)
In a June 2013 interview, her brother Alex said he believed her eating disorder, and the resulting physical weakness, was the main cause of her death.
He said: ‘She suffered greatly from bulimia. That’s not much of a revelation – you knew it by looking at her…
“She would have died eventually, the way she went, but what really killed her was the bulimia… I think it made her weaker and more susceptible. If she hadn’t 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 of anyone. I know it was about love and I don’t think you can judge when it comes to love. Love makes walking and talking…” (Amy and Blake pictured in 2007)