This is so hard for us to write.
We're still mourning the loss of beloved angel Amy Winehouse…
And a new tell-all book, written by Chloe Govan and sourced from interviews with a close friend of Amy's, is shedding even more light on the darkness that plagued sweet Amy's life before her tragic death in 2011.
According to these interviews, Amy was controlled and manipulated by then-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. The book says he used drugs and 'emotional S&M' to ensure her place in his life:
"Music was the other man in Amy’s relationship – something she loved as much as she loved him – and it drove Blake insane with jealously. He was afraid that one day Amy would see him as a good for nothing guy and chuck him out of her life. If she was off her head on drugs, there was less chance of that happening, so some might say he was trying to sabotage her career."
The accusations continue, explaining in further detail:
"To begin with, he was also Amy’s supplier. He could decide if he was going to give her drugs and he liked that because it gave him a type of control in their relationship that he’d always been lacking. He was constantly pushing Amy to the limit and testing her love because he felt powerless in their relationship. She was the one with the money and the adulation and she could call things off at any time, so he wanted to be sure she’d stay. It was very manipulative. The more Blake was cruel and unkind to Amy, the more she felt she needed him and vice versa. They got off playing the games. It was emotional S&M."
And when she wanted to turn the tables, they claim she threatened suicide:
"Amy soon found a way to manipulate him right back – she threatened suicide if he left. If the stress got too much, they’d self-harm to punish themselves or get attention and a shock reaction from the other one. All this was so unhealthy, but Amy was addicted and couldn’t let him go, whatever he did to her. She was a fool for love."
Awful… just awful.
The world will never truly know how much it lost when she passed.
Amy Winehouse – The Untold Story is available now if you're interested in the whole story.
And please, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you're struggling with suicidal thoughts of your own. They're actually really great and can definitely help you through the tough times. YOU ARE LOVED!
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