Winehouse's wedding 'a joke', says mother

Amy Winehouse's mother was far from upset when the troubled star eloped to wed last year - because she believes her daughter's nuptials to Blake Fielder-Civil were a "joke".

The 'Rehab' hitmaker wed the music industry assistant, 25, in an unannounced ceremony in Miami, Florida last May - less than a month after he proposed to her.

Although the 24-year-old's father, Mitch, begged the star not to tie the knot until she returned to her native England, the singer's mother Janis insists she was not upset about the rushed affair.

She told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper: "He's been in prison for almost as long as they've been together. It's a joke. But then so was the wedding, really.

"I wasn't upset by it because it meant nothing; nothing whatsoever… I know Mitch, Amy's father, was upset (but) I think they were in Miami and got caught up in the moment, and that was it. It was more like a picnic in the park than a wedding."

Fielder-Civil is currently being held on remand at London's Pentonville Prison, where he will remain until at least June 9, on charges of perverting the course of justice, relating to a previous charge of grievous bodily harm.

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