When it came to Amy Winehouse's marriage to "Me Blake," love was indeed a losing game.
A judge in London's High Court officially granted the troubled soul diva a divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil today, dissolving a tumultuous two-year union marked by constant substance abuse, fights, run-ins with the paparazzi and the law, and bizarro behavior that threatened to wreck Winehouse's career.
Per court papers, the estranged couple received a "decree nisi," meaning the court approved a provisional divorce, which will be made absolute six weeks from now on Aug. 28 unless cause is shown otherwise why it should not.
Neither the 25-year-old Winehouse nor the 27-year-old Fielder-Civil attended the brief hearing.
The pair tied the knot in Miami on May 18, 2007, in Miami, but it was a relationship frequently spent under the influence, to the point where Winehouse later acknowledged their "whole marriage was based on doing drugs."
That is, when the former video production assistant was around. Until last February, he spent the better part of their two years together in prison for assaulting a barkeep.
Despite Winehouse's repeated declarations of loyalty to her hubby, Fielder-Civil was the one to initiate the divorce, claiming she had committed adultery and that he found it "intolerable" to live with her.
For her part, the "Rehab" singer didn't deny the allegations, telling Britain's Now magazine in March that she "had some fun with a lovely bloke in St. Lucia." But she insisted Fielder-Civil remained her one true love and she would refuse to "let him divorce me." In the end, she did, however.
Winehouse left the Caribbean island last week and returned to her native Britain, where she's expected to stand trial on charges of hitting a fan at a society ball last September.
Her parents, however, last month expressed misgivings that their drug-addled daughter will be able to kick the habit that's caused her to cancel many a comeback concert.
While acknowledging the progress she's made in a drug-treatment program, her father, Mitch, told Britain's ITV News that Winehouse continues to drink.
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