added: 28 Feb 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Blake Fielder-Civil, the ex-husband who was widely credited with introducing Winehouse to heroin, has finally come out and apologised for initiating her addiction.
Fielder-Civil admitted that they had used "heroin together as addicts for like four months" prior to going to jail when her use became much more serious.
Appearing on the Jeremy Kyle Show, he said he had divorced Winehouse after her dad Mitch forced the split hoping that the addiction would be taken under control.
Having been married for two years he stated: "Out of maybe a six or seven-year relationship that me and Amy had on and off, there was drug use for about four months together."
Winehouse battled with her addiction but it got "a lot worse while I was in jail and then when I came out of jail I was told that if I loved her I'd divorce her and set her free - and I did".
He revealed he'd introduced the star to heroin in an East London hotel room.
"The fact is what I'm saying is of course I regret it, not just 'cos of the damage it's caused Amy and the loss of life, but the damage to her family but also to my family and also to me."
Fielder-Civil said he was told to end the marriage by Winehouse's family - most specifically by her father, who he claimed told him: "If you love her really you'll divorce her."
He said: "I spoke to Amy about it and we sort of agreed that it would get everyone off our backs at least, you know, and we'd probably re-marry."
Revealing that they had often discussed reuniting Fielder-Civil said: "We had sort of spoken in the previous weeks about her visiting me and we had had maybe one emotional phone call when we'd said, you know, are we thinking about maybe getting back together at some point."
He added: "And then we had a correspondence for about a week where we sort of ummed and aarhed about it and then in the end it was sort of like, what are we doing?"
He said that he could not take in that Winehouse had died until confronted by several websites carrying the sad news of her death.
Fielder-Civil has been in rehab three times to kick his drug problems and has two children from a relationship since he split from Winehouse.
He said he had been drug-free for a year.