Star begins proceedings

Singer Amy Winehouse has issued a short statement acknowledging her husband Blake Fielder-Civil's request for a divorce, it has been announced.

The singer's marriage has been on the rocks for some time. The pair married in Miami in 2007 but a combination of Winehouse' spiralling drug addiction and her husband's 27-month jail sentence have meant the couple have spent little time together.

Amy Winehouse has frequently dedicated songs to her imprisoned husband during her increasingly rare concerts, and often speaks of him to the press. Fielder-Civil filed for divorce due to alleged infidelity, and Winehouse has apparently accepted this request.

"Papers have been received and the matter is with Amy's lawyers,” a spokesman for the singer said.

Amy Winehouse is currently on holiday in the Caribbean where she has been linked with a 21 year old actor.

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