By SARAH FITZMAURICE
Secretly engaged: Amy Winehouse and Reg Traviss are said to have gotten secretly engaged weeks before she died
He admitted he had lost ‘his dear love’ speaking out about Amy Winehouse’s tragic death.
But it has now been claimed that Reg Traviss proposed to the Back To Black singer and they were secretly engaged.
Reg, 35, presented Amy, 27, with a diamond ring and she accepted his proposal, The Sun has reported.
Heartbroken: After Amy's death Reg, pictured at the singer's funeral, admitted he had lost his 'dear love'
A source told the paper: ‘Reg asked Amy and of course she said “Yes”. She loved him.’
‘She wanted nothing more than to be his wife and to start a family with him. She wanted to get rid of her demons so badly.’
According to reports the couple became engaged just weeks before her death and were planning a wedding for next year.
It has been no secret that Reg, who has been with Amy’s friends and family since her shocking death, has been devastated losing the singer.
Hurting: Reg was seen with Amy's family as they inspected the tributes left outside Amy's Camden home
Speaking for the first time since her death he said last week: ‘The last three days have been hell. We have suffered a terrible untimely loss and want peace now.’
'I can't describe what I am going through and I want to thank so much all of the people who have paid their respects and who are mourning the loss of Amy, such a beautiful, brilliant person and my dear love. I have lost my darling who I loved very much.'
Amy’s father Mitch paid tribute to Reg speaking at Amy’s funeral last week.
He said: ‘Amy found love with Reg. He helped her with her problems and Amy was looking forward to their future together.’
In happier times: Reg is said to have proposed to Amy with a diamond ring and she accepted, pictured in June 2010
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