Musician reveals relationship with Winehouse
Grace Carroll

11:43 25th November 2012

Pete Doherty has spoken openly about his relationship with Amy Winehouse - revealing that the pair were once having a secret affair.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, The Libertines frontman has spoken out about Winehouse and the fact they were lovers.

Doherty told the newspaper, "This is difficult for me to admit. 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."

He added, "She had such a big heart but she was physically small and increasingly frail and I never once saw her eat anything solid, just milkshakes.

"She came back to my hotel after the Libertines reunion warm-up gig at the Forum in Kentish Town in August 2010, but she had two huge bouncers with her. When she left the hotel, the paparazzi followed her. It brought back unpleasant memories of when I was with Kate and how they would follow us around everywhere."

Pete Doherty arriving at Amy Winehouse's flat in 2008


Doherty finished by saying, "Amy couldn't step outside her front door without a mob of about 30 blokes thrusting cameras at her. If you then include crack in the equation, it becomes a real killer – especially as Amy didn't do things by halves.

"Smoking crack leaves you tense and paranoid and if you're already in that environment, it would drive anyone to the brink of madness."

Pete Doherty, Axl Rose, Keith Richards: has time been kind?

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  • Then: Guitarist in one of the biggest bands the world has ever seen, Brian May had the hair and the riffs to elevate him above most men.

  • Now: Wrapped in his living room curtains and looking like an Elizabethan relic, Brian May trundles the glove finding new ways to squeeze another drop from the Queen cash cow.

  • Then: Believe it or not, Pete Doherty was once the epitome of cool. Supermodel girlfriend, hugely popular band and looks to boot. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Now: Oh dear. Sadly, drugs happened to Doherty and in a big way. These days he look like he could turn clean bathwater murky by just looking at it.

  • Then: Cheesy in a way only the 1980's could be, Barry Manilow was nevertheless at the top of his game.

  • Now: We get the distinct feeling that Manilow has swapped the Copa Cabana for the Plastic Surgeon.

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  • Now: The years may have been kind to bandmates Graham Coxon and Alex James but not so for Damon. The gold tooth doesn''t help.

  • Then: Snake hipped leader of the 1980's biggest hair metal band, Steven Tyler had it going on.

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  • Then: Seemingly half man, half lion - Robert Plant was the ultimate rock n roll star.

  • Now: We think he might just be 100% lion these days.

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  • Now: Looking like Zorro's creepy uncle, the only electric we want Dylan to pick up these days is a razor.

  • Then: Lead guitarist in The Rolling Stones, aka the coolest band ever, Keith Richards was by default, the coolest man on the planet.

  • Now: Well, the less said about this the better. Stay away from drink and drugs kids.

  • Then: Small but packed with power, The Who's Roger Daltrey was the original King of the Mods.

  • Now: Sorry, we appear to have posted a picture of our Auntie Irene by accident. Oh wait, nope that's Roger alright.

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