MIAMI (CBS4)- British singer Amy Winehouse, 27, who passed away Saturday at her home in London had a Miami connection.
Winehouse was married here four years ago. It was her only marriage and it lasted two years.
Winehouse came to Miami Beach on vacation in May of 2007 and ended up getting married at a civil ceremony at the historic Miami-Dade County Courthouse license bureau in downtown Miami.
County records showed that Winehouse married her boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil, then 25. The bride was listed as Amy Jade Winehouse, then 23. According to CBS4 news partner Miami Herald, the couple said they were Florida residents, which may have been overstated.
According to People Magazine, both “spent a romantic three days at The Shore Club hotel on South Beach.”
The couple was engaged in April of 2007, one month before the wedding. The pair has shared a tumultuous, on-and-off relationship. They started dating two and a half years before getting married, according to People.
The relationship eventually soured and Winehouse’s parents often blamed Fielder-Civil for their daughter’s substance abuse problems.
In January of 2009, Winehouse told London newspapers that she had “forgotten I’m even married to Blake… Our whole marriage was based on doing drugs.”
Fielder-Civil eventually filed for divorce while serving time on assault charges. He accused Winehouse of infidelity.
Police confirmed that a 27-year-old female was pronounced dead at the home in Camden Square northern London; the cause of death was not immediately known. London Ambulance Services said Winehouse had died before the two ambulance crews it sent arrived at the scene.
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