If you like to play guitar or are interested in guitarists then you must have heard of the name Eric Clapton. He is one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Many of us already know that he is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
He is one of the most successful and renowned guitarists as he is ranked second in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Great Guitarists of All Time”. Eric has received many accolades and he is known for his songs like Tears In Heaven, I Shot The Sheriff, Wonderful Tonight, Cocaine, Layla, Change The World, and many more.
And if you may not know Ella May Clapton is the second child of Eric and his wife Melia McEnery then you are in the right place. Because in this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about her life, family circle, lineage, love life, and many more. So, let’s get right into it.
Who is Ella May Clapton?
Ella May Clapton was born on 14th January 2003 in London, United Kingdom. She was born to Eric Clapton and Melia McEnery. Ellie is a celebrity kid and has a very bright future ahead. Currently, she is 19 years old and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She follows Christianity as her religion and her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
As we already know her father is one of the greatest guitarists of all time and is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of the Cream and Yardbirds.
Her father is a native of Ripley, Surrey, England whereas her mother is of Scottish-English and Korean-Irish. Julie’s mother used to be a graphic designer around the time when she met the 18 Grammy winner.
Her paternal grandfather namely Fryer was a soldier from Montreal, Quebec. Her maternal grandfather was allegedly a construction worker. Similarly, her maternal great-grandfather namely Walter McEnery was of Bonita Springs. Fla.
Her parents’ love life
Talking about her parents, Eric and Melia met each other in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio at a party given for him after a performance. At that time Eric was 53 years old whereas Melia was 22-year-old. Melia was a former graphic designer who was an organizer for an apparel company, Giorgio Armani. Whereas Eric was working on an album with BB King.
They dated for over a year secretly until they decided to make their relationship public. They decided to get married in front of a handful of close family and friends on 1st January 2002 at St Mary Magdalene church in Clapton’s birthplace, Ripley. During their marriage, Eric was 56-year-old whereas Melia was 25-year-old.
But there’s a twist in the story as both of them had invited the guests to attend their daughter Julie’s christening. Her older half-sister Ruth also accompanied her to the baptism when she was 16-year-old. Ruth is the first child of Eric from his previous relationship with Yvonne Kelly.
Right after everyone witnessed Julie and Ruth’s baptism, the couple decided to surprise everyone by revealing that they were going to have a wedding ceremony at the same event.
Her mother is a social worker and mother of three
Ella’s mother, Melina is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Her mother is the daughter of Korean-Irish and Scottish-English parents. As mentioned above, Melina used to be a graphic designer but now she mostly runs charitable organizations.
She is a social worker and one of her such movements is a foundation called Turn Up For Recovery. It uses music to raise awareness of addiction and she is also the Senior Clinical Advisor of a charity project titled Crossroads Centre Antigua.
Moreover, Ella has two half-siblings namely Ruth Kelly (born January 1985) and Conor (21st August 1986 – 20th March 1991). Ruth was born from Eric’s relationship with Yvonne Kelly and similarly, Conor was born from Eric’s relationship with Lory Del Santo.
Ruth is also a singer just like her father and she lives in New York. She is already the mother of two but unfortunately, her husband is not known yet.
Additionally, she has two blood-related sisters namely Julie Rose (born 13th June 2001) and Sophie Belle (born 1 February 2005). Unlike her older sister Julie, she is not much talked about. Her older sister seems to be some kind of digital nomad and the one who loves roaming exotic places.
Current relationship status
Ella May Clapton doesn’t seem to be in any kind of relationship at the present. She seems to love to share just about anything that she does on her Instagram. However, she hasn’t revealed anything about her love life yet.
But by looking at her Instagram account we can see that she is very fond of traveling and hanging out with her friends just like her elder sister Julie. As there is no information about her love life and her partner we can assume that she may be single and focused on something else like studying.
The tragic death of Ellie’s brother
Ellie’s elder half-brother Conor Clapton died at the early age of 4 years. He was the son of Eric and an Italian model namely Lory Del Santo. The tragic incident occurred on 20th March in 1999 when the little child jumped on the low window-ledge where he’d normally press his nose against the glass gaze out. The little boy fell out of an open bedroom window on the 53rd floor of a Manhattan apartment building and lost his life.
The day before this incident Eric had bought tickets for the circus at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island as he intended to be a proper father. The father and son got to spend time together outside and they had even planned to visit the Bronx Zoo and have lunch at an Italian restaurant together. But sadly the very next day Conor was no more in this world.
Eric was devastated and he felt his world was absolutely in tatters and attempted suicide by swallowing a whole bottle of Valium. Luckily, he survived and his life is finally back to normal.
Is she an anti-vaxxer?
Surprisingly, Ella’s father had joined the list of celebrities who took sides to go against conventional medicine and vaccines amidst the pandemic 2020. The greatest guitarist of all time had been complaining about the side effect of AstraZeneca therapy ever since he took it in 2021.
Furthermore, he had become an anti-vaxxer shortly afterward. Later he did an interview with NY Post in January 2022. In the interview, he said that he lost some of his friends over his take on the vaccines mandate.
At that time some media and tabloids even questioned if it was only Eric who had a strong bias against the medical jabs or if his whole family was also on his side. Later, Erich himself revealed that the rest of his family did not bear the same stance as he did.
It was also revealed that his wife and daughter including Ella had thought he was a crackpot for disbelieving vaccines. He also said that he was unable to convince any member of his family. So, we can say for sure that Ella is not an anti-vaxxer.