Amy Winehouse's boyfriend Reg Traviss has revealed that they were planning to get married before her death in July.

The 34-year-old director said that although he and the Back to Black star had not set a date, they both knew that they were destined to settle down together.

"Absolutely, we had talked about getting married," he told The Sunday Times. "It wasn't planned as in this date or that date, but it was a topic of conversation and had been for some time."

Traviss added that he found the unexpected loss of Winehouse "surreal", as he struggled to accept that their future could be ripped away so suddenly.

"What felt surreal was not the cameras and the craziness but losing somebody, just like that. One minute I was speaking to her, the next she was gone," he said.

"You might say we were halfway through a conversation in our life together and then, suddenly, she disappeared."