Melia McEnery & Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton and Melia McEnery

Eric Clapton and Melia McEnery  


Melia McEnery and Eric Clapton have been married for 18 years. They were dating for 3 years after getting together in 1999 and were married on 1st Jan 2002.

They have 3 children, Julie Rose (19), Ella Mae (17) and Sophie (15).


Melia McEnery is an American Artist. She is famous for Wife of Eric Clapton.

Eric Clapton is a 75 year old British Musician. Born Eric Patrick Clapton on 30th March, 1945 in Ripley, Surrey, England, UK, he is famous for The Yardbirds. His zodiac sign is Aries.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1999 - 1st Jan 2002 3 years
Married1st Jan 2002 - present 19 years, 2 months
Total 1999 - present 22 years, 2 months

(January 1, 2002 - present) (3 children)
The couple met in 1999, allegedly after McEnery approached the guitar genius for an autograph. At the time he was a rock legend visiting Tinseltown to work on an album with B.B. King, and she less than half his age was a graphic artist from Ohio trying her luck in Los Angeles. Clapton, leader of rock groups Cream, The Yardbirds, and Derek and the Dominoes, was never as lucky in love as he was on the charts. He had been married to Pattie Boyd for nine years, a model he had stolen from his best friend at the time, Beatle George Harrison, and for whom he wrote the songs "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight." He then had two children, Ruth Kelly (born 1985) and Connor (1986-1991), with two different girlfriends. After a year-long courtship with McEnery, the couple broke up, and then reunited shortly before she became pregnant.
Their Nuptials: The unlikely duo surprised guests who thought they were simply attending the 2002 New Year`s Day baptism of their six-month-old love child, Julie Rose. The ceremonies took place at the 15th-century Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene in Ridley, England, where the guitarist was raised. Clapton's son, Conor, who died after falling from a window in New York apartment 10 years prior, is buried near the chapel. After the baptism, Clapton and McEnery were called forward by the vicar and exchanged vows.
Clapton married Melia McEnery in a low-key church ceremony in January 2002. They have three daughters: Julie Rose (born June 2001), Ella May (born 2003) and Sophie Belle (born 2005).

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Relationship Timeline

1st February, 2005 - Child

14th January, 2003 - Child

1st January, 2002 - Marriage

15th June, 2001 - Child

1999 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Melia McEnery
Eric Clapton
Melia McEnery
Eric Clapton
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark


Julie RoseFemale15th June, 200119 years old
Ella MaeFemale14th January, 200318 years old
SophieFemale1st February, 200516 years old


Posted commentsView all comments (34)

75LesPaulSep 30, 2014

I'm not going to be the one to cast the first stone. Clapton has given us a lot of wonderful music. His recovery center in Antigua is also a wonderful gift. I only think good thoughts about him.

clapton fanSep 28, 2014

Can't people change? Eric is probably not that interested anymore. He is older, and more responsible.

Muse12Jul 28, 2014

Strangest looking couple ever. He's 31yrs older than her? I guess if he was looking for a baby maker he found one, but I have to concur about his inability to stay faithful to one person. Money does not make a home, and from the lack of smiles in their photos, that's quite obvious. Sad, Ole Eric doesn't have a clue about what really matters in this life as he's entering his "golden" years.

anitaJul 13, 2014

why is there all this negativity about his wife? as long as they're happy and in love , that's all that matters

roadierjtMay 13, 2014

Well I agree with Zeke. When Eric was married to Pattie, Roger used to conceal the truth about all the women that Eric was sleeping with on the road. He depicts himself in his autobiography as being way more caring than he actually is or actually puts out there. Just my opinion based on what I know. It's not his wife's fault he is the way he is. However every woman that marries a famous guy knows what she is getting into or soon learns. Awful how he depicted Lory Del Santo in his book. Sad that he had to stoop that low. She lost "their" son too. Used my friend and mugged her off like she was a piece of trash. He's only nice when there is something in it for him, Or it makes him feel better about himself. Not as humble as portrayed. I lost all respect when I read his book or should I say barfed my way through the rubbish. Don't know enough about the wife to say anything about her.

ZekeApr 22, 2014

There's no way Eric Clapton is or has ever been faithful to his wife, Melia McEnry. The only reason that they remain married is that Melia is willing to put up with his b.s. and infidelities, something his wife Pattie and his former girlfriends were not willing to do. Clapton simply found a woman who would put up with his less than admirable behavior without complaint. In 2003, he was seen out publicly with Geraldine Edwards, a former girlfriend. He started seeing her after her fiance Robert Palmer died. He even told her she could live in his London condo. She refused his offer, and broke off their dating relationship, but they still are friends. And she's not the only woman he's seen while married to Melia. In the Clapton marriage, he is the alpha and she is the subordinate.

plf411Nov 19, 2013

I totally agree with Lachacha. A leopard never changes his spots. No doubt he's cheated on his wife. One reason older men partner with younger women is because they're easy to control. No doubt she was star struck and probably thought she could change him. I kinda feel sorry for her.

cheryl cannonMar 22, 2013

love has not met eric clapton yet,not :) (:=1

cheryl cannonMar 22, 2013

eric has just not met love yet,not yet. smile.

DebbieJan 9, 2013

People can change. I have met Melia and she is naturally pretty even without makeup. Her children are well behaved and she seems to be a good mom. What more could Eric want? It sounds as if some of the posters here are jealous or have another agenda.

Patti RodriguezNov 30, 2012

Eric Clapton wanted Patte Boyd so much that he wrote a whole rock opera for her called "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" AND betrayed his supposed best friend who just happened to be George Harrison. He came between Pattie and George and created nothing but havoc in their lives, all for his own selfish desires. He stopped at nothing and then when he got her, he cheated, lied, deserted, and betrayd her until she could not take it anymore. She left him and did not take a penny of his money and later on, would not even lend her $40,000.00 to buy a cottage. The only reason that he is with the person that he is with now is because he could NEVER get anyone as gorgeous and classy as the beautiful Pattie Boyd. Hope he chokes on his viagra.....what a rat....a serial lier and cheater. Ahole......

LachachaAug 2, 2012

well the story behind them meeting etc is sketchy.The aging Clapton certainly would never had been with a woman like Melia in his past. She isn't anything special or striking in any way.
When you can no longer get really good looking women you go for young the next best thing for a guy with an ego like Erics. He went after a friend of mine in the early 90's. She is a very sweet and beautiful person inside & out and he did not treat her well. Just used her.
It's not surprising that his relationship is functioning at a dysfunctual level! He's a mess. What young woman would get involved with a guy that old! Rock star or not there's no way Melia would be married to him if he wasn't famous.
He is a player and as they say, a leopard never changes his spots!His songwriting has been the worst ever since he hooked up with Melia. he can only rehash his past career for so long w/ previous songs etc. When will he be inspired to write

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