Drew Carey says he was ‘so in love’ with Amie Harwick while he played their favorite songs in his show
Drew Carey delivered a heartbreaking tribute to his ex-fiancée Amie Harwick on Friday, who died when allegedly thrown by an ex-boyfriend on a third story balcony.
Gareth Pursehouse, 41, has since been arrested, accused of murder and accused of strangling her before the fall.
Carey began to tear up during his Sirius XM show, “Drew Carey’s Friday Night Freak-Out,” while talking about being “in love” with Harwick.
“In September 2018, I was in a beautiful, wonderful, best relationship of my life with a woman named Amie Harwick,” said Carey, 61, according to People.
“She was a sex therapist and a mental health advocate. She was promoted and obtained a Masters degree, and she was beautiful and fun and cared a lot about people and improving their lives and was just a pleasure to chat with. I was so in love with her, “he added.
Carey, who often sent his showset lists to Harwick (38) during their two-year relationship, explained that he had once compiled a special setlist for her.
Drew Carey (left) paid a moving tribute to ex-fiancé Amie Harwick (right) during a Friday night episode of his Sirius XM show ‘Drew Carey’s Friday Night Freak-Out’
He said, “This week I said,” Hey, I made you a set. ” And she said, “Oh really?” and I said, “Yes.” I played it for her and she tore up. “
The Price is Right host added that the couple “always played this music for each other.”
“We would sing the words into each other’s ears. We would hold each other and dance to it in the kitchen and dance slowly in the bathroom, and in the office, living room or where we were, “Carey said.
“I would hold her and we would keep our hands in the car and listen to it. We would sing for each other.
“All these songs were so important to us and I want to play them for you, so you can hear how much we loved each other through these songs.”
Carey told listeners that he once made a special set list for Harwick (photo) during their engagement with different favorite songs from the couple
Before playing the moving songs for his listeners, Carey expressed the constant love he has for Harwick despite the end of their engagement in November 2018.
Carey said: ‘I just want to say that I am so apart. Even after we broke up, we still loved each other very much.
“Although we had broken the engagement, I was still so in love with her. And she loved me too.
“I could never hear these songs again without thinking of her, so this next set is for Amie Harwick, a beautiful person who didn’t deserve to die like her. I loved her very much. ”
Then he revealed that he may take time off from his weekly radio program while he mourns. Similarly, the recording of The Price is Right also postponed after Harwick’s death.
“I may take a few weeks off because I really don’t have the opportunity to work or entertain anyone, but I wanted to get this set there for her and just show how I loved her,” Carey said.
Amie Harwick, 38, died on February 15 and the LA coroner says she was strangled manually in an argument and then was thrown from a third-floor balcony
People report that the set list included Frankie Valli and the 4 seasons ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, the ‘5’ Royales ‘Dedicated to One One I Love’, ‘Rascals’ ‘A Girl Like You’, Herman’s Hermits ” I’m Into Something Good ” Three Dog Night’s ‘Old Fashioned Love Song’ and The Damned’s ‘New Rose’.
Since her early death, Carey has shared tributes and statements in honor of Harwick.
In a statement to People, Carey said that his and Harwick’s love was of the kind “people are lucky they have once in a lifetime.”
He added: “She was a positive force in the world, a tireless and non-apologetic champion for women and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overwhelmed by sorrow. “
“I want to thank you in advance for giving myself and everyone who loved Amie privacy, while we try to endure this tragic situation.”
Carey posted a Christmas theme video of them when they were together on Twitter.
“I hope you are lucky to have someone in your life who loves you as much as they do,” he wrote.
Authorities say Harwick died on February 15 and her body was discovered on the ground in front of the Hollywood Hills home.
The LA coroner judged on Tuesday that the former Playboy model died of blunt head and trunk injuries, although they also noticed “evidence of manual strangulation.”
Harwick and Pursehouse dated 10 years ago, but the relationship apparently became violent and the two broke up. Allegedly he became obsessed with her and harassed her.
Friends say the two have seen each other at the XBiz Awards on January 16 and this has revived his obsession with her.
She had previously imposed a restraining order against Pursehouse, but it has expired recently.
Harwick was found unconscious after falling into her home from a third-floor balcony
Pursehouse, a computer programmer, was arrested Monday at his home in Playa Del Rey, released on a bail of $ 2 million, but was arrested again Wednesday and formally charged with murder and burglary.
According to the public prosecutor’s office, his indictment includes the special allegation of “lurking,” making him eligible for the death penalty.
Judicial documents reviewed by DailyMail.com catalog years of alleged misuse in documents for two restrictive orders against Pursehouse in 2011 and 2012.
On January 11, 2012, Harwick and Pursehouse got into a fight in the car and tried to pull her aggressively out of the vehicle.
Pursehouse would then have taken her suitcases out of the car and threw them out.
Harwick suffered a bloody nose and scratched his roughness, she reported in her court order filed on April 12, 2012.
Harwick and Pursehouse dated 10 years ago, but the relationship apparently became violent and the two broke up
On March 18, 2012, Pursehouse reportedly broke into her apartment complex and hit 10 depicted frames on her front door. Then he sent her a hair-raising warning and said, “It’s getting worse.”
The following day he would have broken into the apartment building and stuck about four dozen flowers to her door. The next day he returned again, this time to wait outside her door and play music.
The orders say he sent threatening emails to her friends the next day.
The Harwick landlord was mentioned as a witness to his stalking incidents in March.
In May 2011, Harwick claimed that Pursehouse choked her, hit her, and hit her head on the floor during a fight. He reportedly covered her mouth to prevent her screaming.
He then kicked her and left her covered with bruises and unable to walk. She said she had broken blood vessels around her face and that her back and neck suffered from whiplash.
“There were several arguments in which Gareth Pursehouse choked me, choked, pushed me against walls, kicked me, dropped me violently, hit me violently and hit me with a closed fist,” she wrote in court cases. from 22 June 2011.
“He told me he hit me” because I made him so angry! “He refused to get help while he was inside [the] relationship. “
Pursehouse would have pushed her out of a car on 18 June 2011 and left her on the highway late at night. She was bruised during the incident.
In both restrictive orders, she asked the court to order Pursehouse to introduce a 52-week intervention program.
Harwick obtained a temporary restraining order against Pursehouse in 2011, but she did not attend a follow-up hearing and the order was rejected, according to court records.
Less than a year later, she received a temporary restraining order. A judge extended that decision in April 2012, which expired in April 2015.
In California, the maximum duration of a restraining order is five years.