Amy Winehouse is set to divorce her imprisoned husband and “start over” with a new lover, it has been claimed.
The troubled singer – whose spouse Blake Fielder-Civil is currently in prison awaiting charges of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice – reportedly told Blake their marriage was over last week and she plans to rebuild her life with Alex Haines.
A source said: “She can’t ever see Blake again for her own good. If Amy wants to start over she needs to bury her past.”
The 24-year-old’s mother Janis has admitted she is “very concerned” for Amy and hopes the star will soon split from Blake and clean up her life. Janis said: “If the divorce is true, I would welcome it. I’ve said it before I wouldn’t shed a tear if the marriage ended.”
Meanwhile, friends of Amy’s new love Alex have laughed off his “clean cut” image. Alex, who is Amy’s manger’s aide, is seen drinking, dancing and wrapped up in toilet paper in a series of photographs and a video released on social networking websites MySpace and Facebook.
One friend wrote: “Alex is a good boy. He doesn’t smoke or take drugs. He isn’t a big drinker. B***-***t!”
Other pals insist Alex, 22, has always wanted to be rich and famous.
One friend said: “I’m shocked he has ended up with Amy but more surprised by talk of him being a good influence. He is into clubbing and everything that goes with it.
“He knows how to have a good time. He always said he would do anything to get rich and would love to be famous.”