Posted: Apr 13, 2009
The estranged husband of singer Amy Winehouse, Blake Fielder Civil is all set to become a father, after a casual fling with a fellow rehabber resulted in her getting pregnant. Gilleen Morris, a 31-year-old jobless drug addict who already has two children, was in rehab for substance abuse when she met Civil who is also battling drug addiction. This will be his first child, but Morris said that the 27-year-old has expressed his desire to fulfill his duties as a father, the ‘Sun’ online reported.
"Blake seduced me and we had a secret fling. I never planned for any more children. Our fling was just a bit of fun. I never imagined these consequences," Morris told the newspaper.
"When I told him I was pregnant he was shocked. But he vowed to stand by me and raise the child," added Morris saying that Civil asked her to avoid drugs for the sake of his unborn child's health.
The news could wreck Civil's plans to claim half of his wife's 10 million pound fortune in a divorce settlement. Civil who was jailed last July for assault, was still in prison when he filed for divorce accusing Winehouse of infidelity after seeing pictures of her with actor Josh Bowman, with whom she reportedly had a fling while on holiday in St Lucia.
Since then Blake's lawyers have been negotiating an out of court settlement, with Civil's mum Georgette branding Amy "a cheat" while insisting that her son was faithful.