Rep: Amy Winehouse Wasn't Planning to Adopt Before Death

Celebrity Moms Aug. 1, 2011 AT 1:03PM
Rep: Amy Winehouse Wasn't Planning to Adopt Before Death Credit: Ross Gilmore/Redferns

No, Amy Winehouse wasn't preparing to be a full-time mom before her tragic, untimely death July 23.

Despite quotes to the contrary in the Daily Mail and the New York Post, a rep for the late singer tells Us Weekly "she was not in the process of legally adopting anyone." The Daily Mail had reported that Winehouse had been arranging to adopt a 10-year-old girl from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

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"Amy was already my mother," Dannika Augustine, 10, told British paper The Daily Mirror. "I would call her Mum. And she would call me her daughter."

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"Amy isn't around to say what she meant and you can't go after this poor girl," adds an insider close to the star. "But there were definitely no official adoption plans."

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Although last week's autopsy of Winehouse's remains was "inconclusive," her father, Mitch Winehouse, says he believed drugs weren't involved in his daughter's death.

"She was the happiest she has been for years," he told Us last week of Winehouse's state before her death. "She was not depressed."

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