Dispelling rumors of an impending divorce, Amy Winehouse declared her devotion to incarcerated husband Blake Fielder-Civil Friday. “I love you handsome, you gorgeous one,” she shouted across the packed courtroom as he was led back to jail.
Winehouse – who has been photographed recently with ex-boyfriend Tyler James – then snapped to the press: “I’m not talking to you.”
Looking dazed, the 24-year-old singer arrived more than an hour late to a hearing in her husband’s case at London’s Snaresbrook Crown Court. (Fielder-Civil, 25, has been accused of attempting to manipulate a witness in his upcoming assault trial.) Accompanied by two minders, she turned up five minutes before the hearing’s end and at first stood outside the court, peering through a panel of glass in the door. The court usher then escorted her in alone while her companions waited outside.
She then took a seat next to Blake’s mother, Georgette Civil. Despite reports that Civil has been urging her son to divorce the chanteuse, there appeared to be no tension between the two women, with Winehouse kissing her mother-in-law, then holding her left hand between her own.
Winehouse blew kisses to her husband of eight months, who was seated with the other defendants behind glass. She mouthed “love you” several times, and Fielder-Civil mouthed: “Are you OK?” Winehouse nodded, blew him another kiss and playfully stuck out her tongue.
Winehouse wore a wrinkled cream denim skirt with red marker scribbles on the back. Her newly platinum hair was disheveled, but her trademark eye makeup was perfect. At the end of the hearing – which was mostly administrative – Georgette Civil escorted an unsteady-on-her-feet Winehouse into the witness waiting room. The pair then left the courthouse, Civil with her arm around Winehouse’s waist.