Amy Winehouse dating Barton ex
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 July 2009
Amy Winehouse has reportedly started dating Mischa Barton's ex-boyfriend, barman and scriptwriter James Regan
Amy Winehouse is reportedly dating Mischa Barton's ex-boyfriend.
The 'Rehab' singer - who was granted the first stage in her divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil twelve days ago (16.07.09) - is believed to have embarked on a new romance with millionaire's son James Regan, 26.
Amy, 25, is smitten with the barman and aspiring scriptwriter after he began sending romantic text messages to her while she was staying on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.
A friend of James' said: "He has a penchant for famous car crashes - he was dating Mischa before she was sectioned.
"Amy is just getting her life back together so the wild party animal isn't her ideal partner."
The troubled singer is said to have already invited James to her North London home and cooked him a romantic Caribbean meal.
The next day he thanked her by writing on her Facebook page: "Thanks for last night - food was incredible x."
Preparing a meal is a massive turn around for the newly drug-free Amy - who, at the height of her addiction, would even take drug kits with her to dinner.
Her estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil has revealed: "We carried a crack pipe with us all the time. If we went out to dinner, Amy would get it out and hide it under the table so she could have a quick hit.
"She was quite blatant about it, and no-one ever questioned her."
Blake also told how 'Back to Black' hitmaker Amy kept a crack pipe at the side of the stage during performances on her 2007 European tour.
He added: "Amy would stumble off, with her hands out waiting for the pipe.
"She smoked after every song and without her next hit she wouldn't go on. It's no wonder she couldn't sing properly.
"The only thing she cared about was her crack pipe."