They split in 2009, but that doesn't mean Blake Fielder-Civil is any less heartbroken over the death of his 27-year-old ex-wife Amy Winehouse.
Currently incarcerated, the 29-year-old's current girlfriend Sarah Aspin relayed Fielder-Civil's feelings to The Sun on Monday after she was granted special visitation rights.
"I will never ever again feel the love I felt for her," Fielder-Civil told Aspin. "Everybody who knew me and knew Amy knew the depth of our love. I can't believe she's dead."
Staff at Leeds' Armley Jail have been instructed to pay special attention to Fielder-Civil, who began serving a 32-month sentence for burglary and firearm possession in June. According to Aspin, Fielder-Civil, a former video production assistant, is "devastated and shattered" by the news of his ex-wife's death. "He just can't take it in that she's dead and he'll never see her again."
"Blake rang me on Saturday after the prison authorities told him she'd died," Aspin told The Sun. "I just couldn't console him. He was in total shock."
Calling Fielder-Civil and Winehouse "soul mates," Aspin added that "they couldn't live with each other, and they couldn't live without each other. It's hard for me knowing he still loved her, but I do understand his feelings."
After two years of marriage, Winehouse filed for divorce from Fielder-Civil in 2009. At the time, she told British tabloid News of the World that their "whole marriage was based on doing drugs."
"I've finally escaped from hell," Winehouse said. "I'm in love again, and I don't need drugs. Look at me; I'm glowing!"
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