Was Amy Winehouse trying to adopt a 10-year-old kid from St. Lucia?


Over the weekend, on of the British tabloids claimed that at the time of her death, Amy Winehouse was in the process of adopting a 10-year-old girl from St. Lucia. Amy’s extended stay in St. Lucia was through most of 2009. She and Blake Incarcerated had left each other, and Amy was allegedly on the island to work on a new album. Instead of working, though, she mostly just got drunk with locals and tourists and made lots of new friends. Apparently, Amy met the 10-year-old girl (named Dannika Augustine) and her family then, and Amy was working on becoming Dannika‘s legal guardian and bringing her to London.

Dannika claims, “Amy was already my mother. 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.” Dannika‘s grandmother claims, “Amy loved Dannika with all her heart. I don’t know why Amy took to Dannika above all the other children on the island, but from the moment they met, they were inseparable. They would spend all day playing, horse-riding and walking up and down the beach hand in hand.” The mom also wanted to go along with it too!

But! A rep for Winehouse tells Gossip Cop, “There’s no truth to it.” Weird, right? Even though Gossip Cop is bashing anyone who believes the story, I think there’s more to it than a simple denial of everything. My guess is that Amy actually did want to adopt the girl but simply didn’t have any follow-through, so nothing legal ever happened.



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13 Responses to “Was Amy Winehouse trying to adopt a 10-year-old kid from St. Lucia?”

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  1. Mari says:

    I bet it sounded really good when she was drunk, similar to me going to Waffle House.
    At any rate, I feel for that little girl.

  2. Cindy says:

    I tend to believe her rep. WTF would give Amy Winehouse a child? Oh to be a fly on the wall during that home study. But I guess with money all things are possible.

  3. searching4grace says:

    That’s so sad, in so many different ways. What kind of mom would let Amy Winehouse be a legal guardian to her daughter? Not exactly role model material. Not unless they were taking advantage of Amy, and were going to use her. Hinky situation.

  4. WhiteNoise says:

    I think it’s probably much simpler than that. Amy very likely fell in love with the kid while in SL, talked with the girl’s family – maybe – about her visiting London to stay with Amy at some point, with a view to having some ongoing relationship with her, which the family has now blown up into a much bigger story with an eye on Amy’s assets in the hope that they may make a buck out of it. Opportunism. 🙂

  5. brin says:

    @Mari…ITA… just like drunk dialing up old bfs…lol. Everything’s a good idea when you’re drunk.

  6. Jackson says:

    I agree with you, WhiteNoise. Sad, but I think someone is trying to capitalize on AW’s death. I mean, why else would you even talk to a tabloid about this if it’s true? You would grieve in private and that would be the end of it.

  7. Liz says:

    Nope. I think now they just want her money. Sad.

  8. Miss Diagnosed says:

    I don’t know if this story is true or not. Whenever someone famous dies, the vultures come out of the woodwork for their 15 minutes of fame.

    However, Amy did talk in many interviews about her love of children, and how she would like to be a mother one day. I just wish that she had had the opportunity to get her life together enough to realize that dream. I do believe that she was a sweet, kind soul, who if she had her head on straight, would have been a good mum. But of course not until she kicked her demons to the curb.

    Still reeling from her death. RIP Amy xoxo

  9. Mata says:

    The British tabloids are recycling an old rumor that they originally printed back in 2009. There was no truth to it then and there’s no truth to it now.

  10. Meg says:

    I vaguely remember some reports a little while before she died about her going to the clinic in hopes of getting healthy enough to have a baby. Why go through all that if you were already in the process of adopting a child? I second (fifth?) the “just trying to get money” theory. Sad.

  11. texasmom says:

    Hmm, who in their right mind would give their child to Amy Winehouse???

  12. Addie says:

    I agree with @miss Diagnosed.

    Wish she could just be remembered as although flaud , having an incredable voice and amazing music.

    All this tabloid gossip just unnessesary now.

  13. lucky says:

    she looks so pretty in the first pic, healthy, freckled, love it!