Battered and Bruised
The couple gets into a heated argument at the posh Sanderson hotel. The next morning, British papers feature shocking photos of a bruised, bandaged, and blood-soaked Winehouse and a scratched-up Fielder-Civil. In emails to blogger Perez Hilton, she insists that her husband did not hit her. "I was cutting myself after he found me in our room about to do drugs with a call girl and rightly said I wasn't good enough for him. I lost it." Five days later, on BBC's Radio 5 Live, Fielder-Civil's mother, Georgette, pleads, "I think they both need to get medical help before one of them, if not both of them, eventually will die."
Up in Smoke
Winehouse is arrested – along with Fielder-Civil and hairstylist Alex Foden – in Bergen, Norway, and charged with possessing .25 ounces of marijuana. She is released the next day after paying a $712 fine. When the incident leads to visa problems, the singer decides to appeal.
Hubby in Handcuffs
Police raid Winehouse's London home and later arrest Fielder-Civil, 25, on conspiracy charges. Fielder-Civil, who had been awaiting trial for a June assault, allegedly tried to pay off a witness. A week later, an emotional Winehouse plays the first gig of her planned 17-date U.K. tour, only to be booed by fans. Soon afterward, she cancels all public appearances for 2007. "I can't give it my all onstage without my Blake," she says on her web site. "My husband is everything to me and without him it just isn't the same." In December, after racking up six Grammy nominations, Winehouse is arrested in connection with her husband's case.
Wino Caught on Tape, Enters Rehab
Winehouse is caught on camera allegedly binging on drugs in footage, revealed by the U.K.'s The Sun. The newly blond singer is seen smoking what the paper claims is a crack pipe. Police in London study the video, according to a spokesperson, who says after the officers assess the footage, they'll determine whether to take action. Days later, Winehouse enters a rehab facility: "She has come to understand that she requires specialist treatment to continue her ongoing recovery from drug addiction," says a statement from her record company.
Winehouse Wins Five Grammys!
Winehouse pulls off a near-clean sweep at the 2008 Grammy Awards, winning five trophies including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Via satellite from London, she performs "You Know That I'm No Good" and "Rehab," and gives an emotional acceptance speech, where she thanks her producer Mark Ronson (who wins Producer of the Year), her mother (right) and father, and her husband ("To my Blake, my Blake incarcerated," she says).
Alleged Headbutt Leads to Arrest
Winehouse is arrested in London (left) for assault, in which she allegedly headbutted a man outside a London pub on April 23. She is released the following day. Weeks later, Winehouse is arrested again – this time, in connection with alleged drug offenses. Winehouse goes on to spend the rest of 2008 in and out of hospitals for various ailments.
Cheat, Divorce & Reconcile
Winehouse enjoys the Caribbean sun alongside rugby hunk Joshua Bowman (right). Weeks later, Winehouse's troubled husband begins divorce proceedings, citing adultery. In July, the singer admits to adultery and their divorce is granted – but in the New Year the ex-spouses give their love another shot.
Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)
Two months after returning to rehab and canceling her European tour, Winehouse is found dead at her London apartment, the result of having more than five times the legal limit of alcohol in her system. The Grammy-winning singer was 27.
Amy's Swan Song
Island Records releases the British songbird's posthumous collection, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, featuring 12 tracks of previously unreleased and rare recordings from the late singer. "It's hard not to believe that Winehouse died with her best work in front of her," lauded Rolling Stone. "We'll never hear those records, and the silence is deafening.
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- Amy Winehouse
- Date of Birth
- September 14, 1983
- Date of Death
- July 23, 2011
- Birth Place
- London, England
Reg Traviss, ex-boyfriend (2010 to 2011)
Blake Fielder-Civil, ex-husband (2003 to 2010; on & off)
Joshua Bowman (linked in 2008)
Alex Claire, ex-boyfriend (2006 to 2007)