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German model wrecks Amy Winehouse's marriage

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German model wrecks Amy Winehouse's marriage
Winehouse, the pre-crackhead era. Photo: DPA
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Press reports say that Amy Winehouses's marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil is over. He has left her for German model Sophie Schandorff. According to one paper, Winehouse said she and her husband were only together for sex.

The 17-month marriage between the troubled 25-year-old singer and her equally troubled husband survived a jail term, repeated drug and alcohol excess and the glaring spotlight of fame. But it could not withstand a 21-year-old blonde model who reportedly mouthed "I love you" to Fielder-Civil during his appearances in a London courtroom on charges of assault.

"It's over. There's no way back for us now. It was never going to last. We were only together for sex," she is reported as saying in the UK newspaper The News of the World.

Just a year ago, Winehouse stood resolutely by her man. When police arrested Fielder-Civil last November on charges of assaulting a barkeeper and attempting to cover it up, the singer clung to his side and professed her love as he was taken away. Later, she repeatedly demanded his release.

Today, however, she is revealing sordid details of their sex life, including stories of threesomes and lesbian encounters that Fielder-Civil, 26, apparently liked to watch. Friends of Winehouse said the two felt they were on a sexual journey together and would push themselves to the limit, whether it was with drugs or sex.

"I fancied him like mad, like no one else I've ever known. But it's not enough, is it?" the singer said, according to the newspaper report. Reportedly, Winehouse is so furious about Schandorff she won't let the German woman's name be mentioned around her.

Rumours of the marriage's impending doom have been circulating for some time. The British tabloid The Sun reported in April that Winehouse wanted a divorce because she had fallen in love with someone on her management team. However, nothing more came of that story, particularly after Winehouse later claimed she wanted "at least five children" with Fielder-Civil.

According to her mother Janis, Winehouse is "devastated" at the developments. She has reportedly refused to pick up the €37,000 tab for the drug rehabilitation program Fielder-Civil entered upon his release from prison in early November.

Media reports say Winehouse has begun looking for ways to keep her soon-to-be ex from getting hold of any part of her estimated €12 million. Her father is reportedly already in talks with lawyers about the best way to safeguard her fortune.

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