English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse is single again. The multiple Grammy-winner received a decree nisi, or “quickie” divorce, from Blake Fielder-Civil today, at a very short hearing in the Family Division of London’s High Court.
The divorce officially becomes final in 43 days.
“She is ready to move on following the end of the marriage,” Winehouse’s spokesperson said in a press statement. “Amy has not had any contact with Blake for months and is focusing on the future. She is finishing her album and in good health.”
Neither spouse was in court for the hearing. Winehouse reportedly has been fighting substance addiction (while working on a new album) in St. Lucia, a Caribbean island, for the past eight months; she returned to the U.K. this past Monday.
Fielder-Civil, 27, instructed his divorce lawyer, Henri Brandman, to initiate divorce proceedings in January on the grounds of adultery, after media photos emerged of Winehouse in the company of aspiring actor Josh Bowman in St. Lucia. He also claimed that Winehouse’s self-destructive behavior was “intolerable” to live with, according to court papers.
Winehouse and Fielder-Civil, a former video production assistant, married in May 2007, but Fielder-Civil has spent much of the marriage in jail for assault.
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