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Pete Doherty Says He and Amy Winehouse Were Lovers

November 25, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Pete Doherty recently spoke with the Daily Mail about his relationship with Amy Winehouse and more. Check out the highlights:

On their relationship: “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.”

On Winehouse: “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.”

On the media attention around her: “She came back to my hotel after the Libertines reunion warm-up gig at the Forum in Kentish Town in August 2010, but she had two huge bouncers with her. I told her she would have to leave them outside in the corridor, but she looked at me despairingly and said, ‘I can’t!’ When she left the hotel, the paparazzi followed her. It brought back unpleasant memories of when I was with Kate [Moss] and how they would follow us around everywhere. 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 – especially as Amy didn’t do things by halves. Smoking crack leaves you tense and paranoid and if you’re already in that environment, it would drive anyone to the brink of madness.”

On writing a song about her: “I’ve written a song about Amy for my new album, called Flags From The Old Regime,’ he says eventually. ‘I’ve never done a song like it – it’s very slow and melodic. 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.”

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