Pete Doherty is opening up about his relationship with Amy Winehouse, telling an interviewer in Paris that they were in love (and late husband Blake Fielder wasn’t the only one she beat the crap out of).
“This is difficult for me to admit. But, yes, it’s true. Amy and I were lovers. I loved her then and, well, I still do today. But towards the end, as only lovers can, she became quite mean and cruel to me.”
“She didn’t suffer fools…and believe me, she had a mean right hook,” the Libertines frontman told the Daily Mail.
Modern-day Kurt and Courtney/Sid and Nancy were photographed together the most in 2008, and Pete recalls a meeting in 2010, so I’m setting a 2008-2010 timeline of on and off friendship/romance.
“She had such a big heart but she was physically small and increasingly frail and I never once saw her eat anything solid, just milkshakes,” he continued.
Doherty also talked about Amy’s struggle with the paparazzi (“Amy couldn’t step outside her front door without a mob of about 30 blokes thrusting cameras at her. If you then include crack in the equation, it becomes a real killer”) and revealed that he wrote a song for her called “Flags From The Old Regime” that is unlike his previous work.
Additional noteworthy quotes:
“Smoking crack leaves you tense and paranoid and if you’re already in that environment, it would drive anyone to the brink of madness.”
“I’ve also got lots of lovely video footage of me and her just being together. But I haven’t been able to watch it yet.”