'I Loved Her Very Much': Drew Carey Mourns Late Ex-Fiancee Amie Harwick
Drew Carey has spoken out about the tragic loss of his ex-fiancee Amie Harwick, who was allegedly strangled and thrown from a third-story balcony by an ex-partner on February 15.
Harwick's ex-partner, Gareth Pursehouse, has since been arrested and charged with the murder of the celebrity therapist after allegedly harassing Harwick for years following their break-up.
Speaking out on of Drew Carey's Friday Night Freak-Out, his Sirius XM show, the 61-year-old remembered Harwick as "a joy to be around".
“Back in September 2018, I was in a beautiful, great, best relationship of my life with a woman named Amie Harwick," Carey said.
He added, "She was a sex therapist and mental health advocate. She had a PhD and a master’s degree, and she was beautiful and fun, and cared deeply about people and improving their lives and was just a joy to be around. I was so in love with her."
He then went on to explain that he had created an entire set-list of songs for her, which they would play when together.
“All these songs were so important to us and I want to play them for you, so you can hear how much we loved each other through these songs.”
“I just want to say, I’m so broken up,” Carey said before playing the music. “Even after we broke up, we still loved each other very much. Even though we broke up the engagement, I was still so in love with her. And she loved me back.”
He continued, “I could never hear these songs again without thinking of her so this next set is for Amie Harwick, a beautiful person who didn’t deserve to die like she did. I loved her very much."
Following the devastating news of Harwick's death, it was announced that The Price Is Right -- which Carey hosts -- would be taking a break in filming, with Carey adding that he will likely take time from his radio show to deal with his grief.
“I might take a couple of weeks off because I’m in really no position to work or entertain anybody right now but I wanted to get this set out there for her and just put it out there how I loved her,” he said.
Following Harwick's death, friends have revealed she had expressed concerns over her ex-boyfriend, and police confirmed she had previously filed a restraining order against Pursehouse, though the order had expired.
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