Comedian Drew Carey is opening up about his relationship with former partner Amie Harwick after her tragic death. The 61-year-old radio host tearfully broke his silence on his Sirius XM show Friday Night Freak-Out.
“Back in September 2018, I was in a beautiful, great, best relationship of my life with a woman named Amie Harwick,” he said to his audience. “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.”
Carey added he’s “so broken up” about Harwick’s death and she’ll always be “a beautiful person who didn’t deserve to die like she did.”
“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,” the TV personality explained. “I loved her very much.”
While talking to his Sirius XM listeners, Carey revealed he and Harwick would play music and sing to each other all the time.
“We would sing the words in each other’s ears. We would hold each other and dance in the kitchen to it and slow dance in the bathroom to it, and the office, living room or where we were. I would hold her and we would hold hands in the car and listen to it,” he said after playing the 4 Seasons’ “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” Rascals’ “A Girl Like You,” and Three Dog Night’s “Old Fashioned Love Song” on the radio.
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“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,” the Price Is Right host added.
On Saturday, February 15, Harwick died at age 38 from falling off a balcony in her Hollywood Hills home after an alleged dispute with her ex-boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse. Pursehouse was arrested and charged with murder and first-degree residential burglary with the special circumstance allegation of lying in wait, which means he could face the death penalty.
Due to Harwick’s passing, Carey said he’s in “no position to work or entertain anybody right now” so The Price Is Right will be going on a short hiatus.
We’re so sorry for your loss, Carey.