As incredible as it may seem, this year marks 10 years since the death of Amy Winehouse. Despite time, his work and his legacy remain valid, and something similar also happens with his controversies. On this occasion, we reviewed what the relationship between the singer and her parents.
Amy Winehouse’s childhood: one of the keys to the artist’s life
As is often the case with public figures of this magnitude, a great deal of content has been built around the life and work of Amy Winehouse, ranging from books to films.
Regarding the author of ??Frank?? Y ??Back to black??, one of the most resonant and awarded is ??Amy??, the British documentary directed by Asif Kapadia.
Narrated chronologically, in it you can see some of the keys that would forever mark the life of Amy Winehouse, especially those related to his childhood.
It is known that his parents, Mitchell Winehouse y Janis Seaton, they divorced when Amy was between 8 and 9 years old. However, the relationship between the two had not been good for a long time.
Mitchell himself confesses that, when Amy was 1 and a half years old, she began to have an extramarital affair with a coworker. Since then he wanted to leave his wife, but he did not dare to be out of cowardice.
Even if she was just a girl then, it is surprising how keenly Amy understood what was going on at home. In the same documentary, you hear him say:
My mother had her children. I practically raised them alone because when my father was around, he was never there. He was never for the important things. I’m not talking about taking us to school, I mean at night, when we were misbehaving. We said: “We will not go to bed.” My father was never there to say ?? listen to your mother! ??. Do you understand It was what we needed. He said he was working ??.
Amy Winehouse and the controversial figure of her father Mitchell
No one doubts that one of the most complex and controversial figures that were part of Amy Winehouse’s environment was neither more nor less than that of her father. Both in the aforementioned documentary and in the biography he wrote Susana monteagudo (Amy Winehouse: Stronger so her), Mitchell is portrayed as someone who didn’t do enough to care for his daughter.
One of the most resonant episodes dates back to the end of 2005 and is remembered as ?? the great possibility ?? Amy had to recover from her addictions, which is related to the fact that at that time she was not the celebrity she became just months later.
Among her closest friends they got Amy to reflect on her problems. She agreed to go to a rehabilitation center, although she said she would only do so if her father gave the okay.
What did Mitchell say then? That Amy didn’t need help and that her condition wasn’t as bad as everyone said.
For Amy, her father’s was a more than important figure in her life, something that in a way was also reciprocated. In dialogue with laSexta, Monteagudo expresses that “Mitch adored his daughter,” although “what he most adored about her was her money.”
For his part, in the Kapadia documentary, Mitchell confesses: “We did everything possible to help Amy, but you cannot force someone to receive treatment. And I felt it was Amy’s responsibility to get better ??
Do you think Amy Winehouse’s father was right or wrong?