Amy Winehouse’s boyfriend, film director Reg Traviss, is speaking out on the singer’s death, trying to shed some light into her final hours. As he puts it, she was happy and healthy – and had event talked to him about getting married.
Ever since the star’s death, Traviss hasn’t said much to the press about their life together, not even when reports that they were secretly engaged
emerged in the blogosphere.
He doesn’t say anything about that now either, but he does admit that he and Amy were very serious about their relationship and had even talked about the possibility of getting married some day.
It was nothing set in stone, but they were thrilled at the idea, he says, as cited by the Daily Mail
“Absolutely, we had talked about getting married. It wasn’t planned as in this date or that date, but it was a topic of conversation and had been for some time,” Traviss explains.
He’s still having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that Amy is no longer a part of his life.
“What felt surreal was not the cameras and the craziness but losing somebody, just like that,” he says of the day he learned of Amy’s death. “One minute I was speaking to her, the next she was gone.”
“You might say we were halfway through a conversation in our life together and then, suddenly, she disappeared,” he adds.
Contrary to the picture the media painted of Winehouse (with good cause), Traviss found in her a very funny and delicate woman, one who loved life and loved to laugh.
She had overcome her addiction to drugs and was looking forward to what was next. Reg too, just like Amy’s father, believes quitting alcohol proved too much for her already frail body.
“From time to time, yes, she did seem fragile but really she was a strong girl. Not just mentally – she had given up the drugs through willpower – but physically. She trained every day and she had a lot of energy,” he says.
“She was the kind of person who was always running around. But that sheer willpower can be dangerous – it puts a strain on the body,” Traviss concludes. Toxicology results
confirmed that, indeed, Amy was clean of drugs. The results of the inquest will be made public this month and they will determine the exact cause of death.