For a change of pace, Amy Winehouse is looking fit in 2009 as she enjoys the Caribbean sunshine alongside a sporty hunk, reports.

The website noted the multiple Grammy Award winner, 25, has been pictured on the arm of former rugby player Joshua Bowman as she continues her vacation in St. Lucia.

Bowman, who is quoted in the U.K.’s Daily Mail saying, “She’s just a cool girl, very nice, and we’re just very friendly,” is said to be on the island with his mother and sister. He is a former player with rugby team Saracens and has since turned to acting. adds that he said of his new friend, “She’s a good laugh — she is such a lovely girl and on great form. I can’t say much more than that.”

Some reports are calling her friendship with Bowman a “holiday romance.” The actor’s reps had no further comment.

Winehouse, who has been plagued with ill health for much of 2008, has been seen kicking a soccer ball around the beach and running on the sands — clearly loving the life away from the turmoil of her life back in the U.K. that has seen her husband Blake Fielder-Civil jailed.

Winehouse’s U.K. rep Chris Goodman is also not commenting on Bowman and he cannot confirm some reports that she and Fielder-Civil have split. Some people close to her expect them to be together when he leaves jail.

“She has been enjoying herself on her break and meeting lots of new people. There are many like-minded people there having extended breaks. Amy is a friendly person and very sociable and behaving exactly as I would expect her to do,” Goodman says.

Winehouse keeps extending her time in the Caribbean, but must be back in Europe for a court appearance in Norway on Jan. 12, adds.

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