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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Pete Doherty: I loved Winehouse

Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty claims that Amy Winehouse "didn't suffer fools."

The late Back to Black singer passed away in July 2011.

The Libertines rocker Pete has revealed that he and Amy were more than friends.

"This is difficult for me to admit," he told British newspaper the Daily Mail.

"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."

Kate Moss married The Kills rocker Jamie Hince in June 2011, but she and Pete were in a rocky relationship together for years before her recent union.

Fortunately he and his ex-fiancée are now on good terms.

"I got a call from Kate a couple of weeks ago, which came as a surprise as we haven't exchanged a word since it ended," he recalled.

"And believe me, it ended nastily. But she was friendly and just asked me what I was up to. She wanted to know why I hadn't written any songs recently and whether I was still taking drugs. She said she was staying clean and that she was very happily married.

"It came as a huge relief to hear from her and I felt a weight lift off my shoulders. It was a really important call because it put a few unresolved issues to bed for me. She told me that despite everything that had happened between us, she was still rooting for me and that was nice. It means a lot to me to know that."

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