The tumultuous two-year marriage of Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil has officially come to an end after a hearing in a courtroom in London today.
As one of 25 couples seeking to dissolve their marriages, Fielder-Civil was granted the divorce from Winehouse in a hearing that lasted all of 75 seconds.
The grounds? The songbird’s admitted adultery, according to court papers.
Neither Amy Winehouse nor Blake Fielder-Civil were on hand at Court Three of the High Court Family Division in London as the divorce was granted.
In a question-and-answer format, the court’s papers show that it was Blake Fielder-Civil who filed to dissolve the fairy-tale union. Asked if he finds it “intolerable” to live with Winehouse, he replies, “Yes.” Hard to blame the guy.
Asked to “state briefly your reasons for saying that the respondent has committed the adultery alleged,” Blake Fielder-Civil said, “The Respondent confessed the adultery in April 2008.” Wonder who the other man was?
For Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil, being married sure was good while it lasted. And by good, we mean drug-riddled and nearly fatal. [Photo: Fame Pictures]
The papers show they have not lived in the same household since that date. Mostly because Blake served much of the last two years behind bars. Details.
In her response, Winehouse is asked if she admitted “the adultery alleged in the petition.” She answers a simple “yes.” She never intended to defend this.
The couple married in Miami May 2007.
Talk of a divorce surfaced in January, when Fielder-Civil signaled he would start proceedings. The singer initially said she would not let it happen.
Then rumors broke that Blake knocked up Gilleen Morris in rehab, and was at the same time boning a teenager named Francesca Morralee. It was about that point in which Amy probably realized divorcing Blake might not be the end of the world.
Here’s a look back at some of their most magical moments …