Born In: Columbus, Ohio
Melia McEnery is an American socialite and philanthropist who is better known as the second wife of legendary English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Eric Clapton. Eric is the only three-time inductee to the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame'. Melia is closely associated with Crossroads Centre in Antigua island, which is a medical facility for helping substance abusers recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded by Eric Clapton in 1998. Apart from that, she is also a board member on several other children's charities.
Spouse/Ex-: Eric Clapton (m. 2002)
children: Ella May Clapton, Julie Rose Clapton, Sophie Belle Clapton
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Ohio
education: Bishop Watterson High School
Melia McEnery met Eric Clapton at aparty in Columbus, Ohio, organized by Giorgio Armani, in 1999. The party was thrown in honor of Clapton after his performance. Melia was 22 years old at that time while Eric was 53.
A 22-year-old Melia McEnery met musician Eric Clapton, who was 53 at the time, at a party in Columbus, Ohio, organized by Armani, in 1999. The party was thrown in honor of Clapton after his performance. She reportedly had strict orders not to interact with the guests, but she still went up to him to ask for an autograph for her uncle. While Clapton had a reputation as a womanizer, he later told the media that he was immediately drawn to her and was determined to act like a gentleman from the first moment. Their meeting went well past the brief introduction as the two became genuinely interested in each other, which prompted them to go out on a dinner date immediately after their first meeting. Despite their huge 31-year age gap, the couple soon began dating.
Eric Clapton and Melia McEnery exchanged their wedding vows in front of the vicar and the guests, after his two daughters were baptized. Clapton was previously married to English model and photographer Pattie Boyd, from March 1979 to June 1989. He did not have any children from this marriage. In 1985, when he was still married to Boyd, his first daughter, Ruth Kelly, was born. He had another affair soon after, with Italian model Lory Del Santo, who gave birth to his only son, Conor, on August 21, 1986. Unfortunately, Conor died at the age of four-and-a-half years after accidentally falling off an open bedroom window on the 53rd floor of a Manhattan apartment building. Clapton and McEnery have two daughters, Ella May, born on January 14, 2003, and Sophie Belle, born on February 1st, 2005.
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