Revealed, the clean cut new boyfriend who may tame Amy Winehouse
By Simon CableLast June 2010
Aside from the jaunty pork pie hat, Reg Traviss would seem to share the same sense of style as Amy Winehouse's previous beau.
The key difference is that the singer's new boyfriend is the kind of chap her father would happily welcome into the home.
His daughter's former heroin-addict husband Blake Fielder-Civil, on the other hand, would more likely feel a foot in his rear.
Winehouse's turbulent love life has driven her father Mitch to distraction in the past. But yesterday he announced to his delight that she has found a ' normal bloke' in film director Reg Traviss, 33. The pair stepped out together in Central London on Monday night, with 26-year-old Winehouse on her best behaviour. They enjoyed a low-key dinner at a restaurant before moving on to a pub and finally a friend's party - all of which passed without incident.
Traviss is the antithesis of the tattooed Fielder-Civil, whom Winehouse married in 2007. They divorced last year, but rekindled their relationship just weeks later. Fielder-Civil, who was jailed for a brutal assault, was blamed by Winehouse's father for his daughter's drug and alcohol addictions. They finally split in April after she said she no longer wanted him to move home with her.
The singer was introduced to Traviss through a mutual friend and he owns a house just minutes away from her new home in Marylebone. With his hair gelled back and wearing a smart suit and tie, Traviss appeared to have modelled himself on a character from hit U.S. TV show Mad Men.
Traviss directed the 2006 film Joy Division, about a German teenager in the Second World War. A friend said: 'Traviss has a promising career and is much more mature than Blake.' Mr Winehouse added his approval last night when he told Scottish TV programme, The Hour, that he had already met Traviss.
He said: 'I'm happy she's moving on with her life. He's a normal bloke, very nice.'