Singer Amy Winehouse had a well-documented history of substance abuse, and over the years many have pointed the finger at her tumultuous relationship Blake Civil-Fielder, labelling him an enabler of her addictions.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain yesterday, Blake Civil-Fielder has denied that their relationship was fuelled by drug use, saying that this is a myth that has become popularised by - and subsequently perpetuated - in the media.
Speaking with Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, the 36-year-old said, “This is something that needs to be addressed. In the six or seven years that me and Amy were together … we had one break for a while, we had one argument that was in the press,”
Civil-Fielder continued by stating that he and Winehouse rarely used drugs throughout their relationship, “The drug thing is something that’s been attributed to me for years. The fact is that me and Amy only used drugs together maybe six months of our marriage. That was it. And before that, Amy didn’t use drugs. She smoked cannabis, [and] I did heroin maybe four or five times.”
Amy met Blake in 2005, and the couple had an on-and-off relationship for years. Her romance with Civil-Fielder was the inspiration behind her 2006 Grammy-winning album Back to Black. The pair then married in 2007 before divorcing two years later.
Despite making it clear that Amy's addictions were her own, Blake finished his interview by saying, “I’ll always carry a burden of guilt because I should have acted."
If there's one thing that should come from this story it's that no one should be blamed for another person's struggle with substance abuse.