Fielder-Civil, who was married to the Rehab singer from 2007 to 2009, has long been accused of leading Winehouse into the downward spiral of substance abuse, but he is adamant he is not the person responsible for her dependency on crack cocaine and other drugs and he wants to clear his name, four years after she died from alcohol poisoning.
Speaking ahead of the release of the Amy Winehouse documentary, he tells Britain's The Times Magazine, "I feel like my own legacy as far as Amy goes is that I ruined this amazing person. If I genuinely believed I (ruined her), I probably would really struggle getting through the day. I don't think I ruined her, no. I think we found each other and certain people need to realise that she did have other addictions before she met me. She wasn't a happy, well-adjusted young woman, you know, and I find it disrespectful to imply I was some MAChiavellian puppet master.
"I'd like to speak to (her father) Mitch and genuinely, genuinely plead for his forgiveness (for any) parts I've played in what has occurred, but I won't take responsibility for Amy passing away because it's not fair."
Fielder-Civil also adds that he is still in love with the tragic singer, saying, "I'm in love with someone who is not here. I think about her every day... I'm a bit stuck now, thinking, 'How do I move on?'"
Winehouse was dating director Reg Traviss when she died in 2011, aged 27.
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