Did Josh Bowman from ‘Revenge’ Date Amy Winehouse?
The clean-cut Brit and VanCamp seem like the perfect couple. Especially after Bowman’s portrayal of Daniel Grayson as being a rich bad boy was so on point. But fresh-faced VanCamp wasn’t Bowman’s only cup of tea. In fact, he was previously linked to one of the most famous singers, who tragically crashed and burned.
So before Emily, there was Amy. Amy Winehouse, the U.K.’s shooting star that seemed to burn so bright, but died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at age 27. And before Bowman became famous he spent time with Winehouse and became quite fond of her.
They met during this whirlwind holiday
In 2009, Bowman was a 21-year-old rugby player who recently graduated from Wellington College in Berkshire, according to Daily Mail. He was chasing jobs in New York and was on vacation in St. Lucia with rugby pal, Danny Cipriani. While there he met Winehouse and the two had an instant connection.
Upon meeting and hanging out with Winehouse, Bowman said, “She’s just a cool girl, very nice, and we’re just very friendly. She’s a good laugh – she is such a lovely girl and on great form.”
He added that the relationship he was developing with Winehouse wasn’t to launch his career either. ‘It’s true to say that I’m a budding young actor. But I’d rather get my name out there because of my acting rather than who I’m being photographed with. I wasn’t waiting until there was a photographer on the beach to put my arm around Amy.”
Bowman was likely to be a good influence on Winehouse
Winehouse and Bowman were photographed together. And most of the images show Winehouse looking healthier than before. During his interview with Daily Mail, Bowman said he was enjoying his time with Winehouse but they weren’t really partying. “I have been having a lovely time relaxing. It’s not been all party-party. I don’t drink much at all as it happens.”
Apparently, Winehouse agrees that Bowman was a good influence on her. “Josh is handsome and clean and that’s what I love about him,” she told News Of The World, according to News.Au. “When I’m with Josh I don’t need drugs to feel good because he makes me feel so amazing. I’ve finally escaped from hell. I’m in love again. Look at me, I’m glowing!”
But when Bowman left St. Lucia, Winehouse reportedly broke down. “Amy was very upset. She was in tears and kept telling Josh she loved him and would see him again soon,” a hotel guest told The Sun.
Their connection remains a mystery
Shortly after Winehouse’s death, Bowman started dating VanCamp. Plus his career took off on ABC’s Revenge. While Bowman never seemed to really speak publicly about Winehouse’s death, he said this when GQ asked about her in 2012. “Yeah…I’m not really ready to talk about that.”
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