A representative for Amy Winehouse is shooting down rumors that the singer, who died last week after a long battle with addiction, was planning to adopt a 10-year-old girl from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.
“It’s not true,” the rep tells TMZ. “I think [Amy] might have met her in St. Lucia, but she was in no way about to adopt her.”
The child’s grandmother told London’s Sunday Mirror that Winehouse had hired lawyers for a planned adoption.
“Amy wanted to have a child so bad,” Marjorie Lambert, who is also the owner of a St. Lucia bar frequented by Winehouse, told the Mirror. “If she had not died, there is no doubt she would be here in St Lucia �completing the adoption process. There is no way she would have done what she did to herself if Dannika was with her.”
“Amy was already my mother,” said 10-year-old Dannika Augustine. “I would call her mum and she would call me her daughter. She took care of me and we had fun together. I loved her and she loved me.”
Winehouse spent months on St. Lucia over the past couple of years