Back to Black: Unraveling The Complex Life Of Blake Fielder-Civil

Amy Winehouse, the late beloved singing megastar, captured the hearts of millions through her music. Now, one can re-visit her life through a new picture based on her life.

The film, “Back to Black,” expected to be released on May 17, 2024, follows Winehouse’s journey from a confident north London teenager to an international superstar.

Talking with the press, the director of the movie said “paparazzi and addiction” are the villains in the movie, not her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.

But why? Let’s dig deep into the life of Blake Fielder-Civil, the controversial figure in Amy’s life.

Key Takeaways

  • Blake Fielder-Civil, Amy Winehouse’s former husband, has faced accusations of introducing the singer to hard drugs, but he denies being solely responsible for her addiction struggles.
  • After a turbulent relationship with Winehouse, Blake has since remarried, had children, and claims to have overcome his battle with drug addiction.
  • The upcoming film “Back to Black” is expected to explore Winehouse’s life journey, with Blake portrayed as a complex figure caught up in the singer’s rise to fame and personal challenges.

Blake Fielder-Civil: A Life of Fame, Love, And Loss

Blake Fielder-Civil was born on April 16, 1982, in Northamptonshire to his parents, Lance Fielder and Georgette Civil, who divorced when he was very young.

Georgette remarried a man named Giles, who was a headmaster, but Blake had a strained relationship with him and his two stepbrothers.

He struggled with depression from a young age and reportedly self-harmed when he was nine years old.

As time went on, he attended Bourne Grammar School in Lincolnshire but dropped out at 17.

He went through a period of homelessness before finding work in a pub and eventually moving to London.

In London, he frequented a club called Night Trash in Soho and began using cocaine. He later found work as an assistant in music video production.

Before meeting Amy Winehouse, he was studying part-time courses in literature and history of art at Birkbeck College in Bloomsbury.

Blake met Amy in a London pub in 2005. They had an on-again, off-again relationship for six years before getting married in 2007.

However, their marriage ended in divorce in 2009. Winehouse tragically passed away from alcohol poisoning shortly after their divorce.

Candid Confession On Being “The Villan”

In 2023, Blake Fielder-Civil stated that he couldn’t continue carrying the entire “burden” for Amy’s death.

Fielder-Civil, who has a history of heroin and crack addiction, has often faced accusations of introducing her to hard drugs.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Fielder-Civil discussed his relationship with the late singer and expressed his belief that people still hold him “responsible” for her death.

“I was a twenty-something-year-old drug addict. So I had absolutely no idea how to make myself clean, let alone somebody else who was a big cog in a machine for a record label, and there were vested interests in Amy carrying on performing.”

Similarly, in 2018, Blake insisted that drugs didn’t drive his relationship with Amy. He claimed they only used drugs for a short period, six months, during their marriage.

Where Is Blake Fielder-Civil Now?

Fielder-Civil, who has been clean from drugs, describes addiction as “absolutely dreadful.”

Blake later married his former partner, Sarah Aspin, with whom he has two children: a son named Jack and a daughter named Lola. Their relationship began before he met Amy Winehouse.

In 2018, he was reportedly living in a small apartment in a rough neighborhood in Leeds.

Originally from the quiet market town of Bourne, the 41-year-old is believed to have moved to the area around 2013 after his release from prison for burglary and firearm possession.

Moreover, he is now in a relationship with a new partner, possibly his fiancée, Bay Wright.

The last time he was seen in public in February, he was observed with a new teardrop tattoo on his face, possibly as a tribute to the late singer.

FAQs

Why Did Blake Fielder-Civil Divorce Amy Winehouse?

When they ended their marriage in 2009, Blake mentioned that it was to free her from the tabloids’ relentless attention. Despite their separation, they continued an on-and-off relationship and reportedly discussed remarrying. However, Fielder-Civil was sentenced to prison for burglary and possession of a firearm.

Where Was Blake Fielder-Civil At The Time Of Amy’s Passing?

He was in jail when Winehouse passed away and was not allowed to attend her funeral by her family, who accused him of introducing her to heroin and enabling her drug use.

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