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Amy Winehouse's Jailed Husband Files for Divorce, Wants Half Her Money

Amy Winehouse's husband filed for divorce two weeks ago. Now, he says he's entitled to half the Grammy-winning singer's money.

Winehouse's hubby, Blake Fielder-Civil, is currently incarcerated for assaulting a bar manager. His very public relationship with Winehouse has been extremely volatile, with the pair periodically showing up in tabloids all over the word for their drinking and drug use, arrests, and violent assaults on each other.

Til Divorce Do Them Part: Winehouse and Fielder-Civil's tabloid snapshots, after a long night of beating the crap out of each other.

Fielder-Civil claims Winehouse had affairs with other men. He also says he's entitled to half her earnings because his relationship with Winehouse influenced the songs she wrote for her blockbuster album, Back to Black. At the divorce hearing, he plans to present a love letter Winehouse sent him wherein she vows her undying love and promises to write songs for him. Fielder-Civil seems to believe this proves that without him, Winehouse wouldn't have written and recorded Back to Black.

Given Winehouse's downward drug spiral and disregard for her career since she shacked up with Fielder-Civil, his sense of entitlement is almost laughable; unfortunately, it may stand up in court. We'll have to wait and see. But if anyone wants to know Fielder-Civil's true influence over his soon-to-be-ex-wife, watch the train wreck of a video below.

This video was recorded by Blake Fielder-Civil last year. It sparked a controversy because he coerces Winehouse and a friend into singing a song with racial slurs for the camera. The video also shows Winehouse passed out in a stoned stupor and snoring on the couch. Sadly, this two-minute video provides poignant insight into the pair's relationship.

Amy Winehouse's net worth (minus the money that went up the pair's noses and into their arms) is estimated to be around $20 million.

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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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