Ever 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 achieved many accolades and one might even call him a legend. He is known for his songs like Tears In Heaven, I Shot The Sheriff, Wonderful Tonight, Cocaine, Layla, Change The World, and many more.
But did you know that he has a daughter named Julie Rose Clapton? If you haven’t then you are in the right place as we will tell you everything you need to know about his daughter in this article. So let’s get right into it.
Who is Julie Rose Clapton?
Julie Rose Clapton was born on 13th June 2001 in Columbus, Ohio. She was born to Eric Clapton and Melia McEnery. Julie is a celebrity kid and has a very bright future ahead. Currently, she is 21 years old and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She follows Christianity as her religion and her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Moreover, she has two half-siblings namely Ruth Kelly (born January 1985) and Conor (21st August 1986 – 20th March 1991). Additionally, she has two blood-related sisters namely Ella May (born 14th January 2003) and Sophie Belle (born 1 February 2005).
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.
About her parents
Talking about her parents, Eric and Melia met each other in 1998 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 graphic designer 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 in 1999. 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 with 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 father’s strange addiction
Many of you might already know that Julie’s father was a full-blown alcoholic in the past. But what many doesn’t know is that he is has a strange addiction to Ferrari. He had a strong interest in Ferrari since his childhood. He has revealed that he still recalls Mike Hawthorn, Fangio, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, and Alto Union from when he was five or six years old. Eric is a big fan of motor racing and went on to describe how the vehicle used to be huge back then with v12 and v16 engines.
He has always admired Ferrari which is still at the top for many years and he also wanted to be a racing driver. Curious to know whether he still loves racing? He said that he is a great admirer of Felipe Nasr and that they were friends. So without a doubt, we can say that he still follows racing and has gone to race tracks. Likewise, he owns a Ferrari collection along with Ferrari GTO 599. But among his collections, Lusso and 612 Scaglietti are his favorites.
He has also said that when he writes a song, plays a play, or does a performance, he has a standard in his mind because he has a perfectionist issue, much as Ferrari is flawless with its minutiae. But in terms of the latest technology, he is yet to earn to use computers and smartphones without any issues. He has claimed that being uninformed in some way is beneficial to him since it reminds him of the significance of being able to play.
The tragic death of Julie’s brother
Julies’ 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.
Her appearance and body measurements
Talking about Julie’s appearance, she is very beautiful and slim. She has a pair of dark brown eyes and long blonde hair. Her skin tone is fair.
She is 5ft 3 inches (164 cm) and she weighs about 52kgs (113 lbs). Her body measurements are 32-26-38 inches and her bra cup size is 30C. She usually wears a shoe size of 5 US and she is very fit and healthy.
Current relationship status
Julie Rose Clapton is currently in a relationship with a girl named Chloe Gardner. Julie had shared a picture of herself and her alleged partner on 26th January 2021. You can watch the post above and they appear to be smooching each other in the picture.
However, they haven’t made their relationship official and not much is known about their relationship. But we can assume from the picture that they were close to each other and they must have some kind of special relationship. One thing that needs to be noted is that Julie hasn’t shared any post with her alleged partner after that post.
So, we can’t say for sure if she is still in a relationship with the same girl.
How did she get famous?
The answer to this question is really simple and it’s because of her guitarist father. she has been in one of her father’s albums as well which is titled “Old Sock”. It consists of two compositions “Gotta Get Over” and “Every Little Thing”. Julie debuted at the age of eleven at the later record along with her sister Ella May and Sophie Belle.
The album was released on 12th March 2013 and it was aired on The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog. Her father had featured his older daughter namely Ruth on his 1998 album titled “Pilgrim”. Ruth was just 12 years old at that time and she had a spoken-word part on “Inside of Me”.
More about her father
Julie’s father is easily one of the members of the millionaire club as he has a massive net worth of over USD 450 million. He’s undoubtedly one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time. He has been in the music industry since the 60s and to date, he has sold more than 130 million records.
With his decade-long hard work in the music industry and he is one of the best-selling musicians in history, he is bound to have such a remarkable amount of wealth. Not only he is ultra-rich but he has earned fame from all around the world. As mentioned earlier his Ferarri collection is worth mentioning in his richness as he owns some of the rarest Ferraris that are worth around USD 50 million or even up to USD 100 million.
Besides that, he also used to possess art collections which he sold in tens of millions of dollars according to the reports. Furthermore, he owns multiple properties in several places like England, France, Ohio, and Antigua. Julie is blessed to be born in such a family as one cannot argue that she will inherit quite a lot of money soon.
Not much is known about her educational qualification and she is yet to choose a career as she is a student. So, we can’t calculate her net worth at the present. But as mentioned earlier she is born into a rich family and she won’t ever have to care about money as all of her needs are easily fulfilled by her parents. She must be living quite a lavish and comfortable lifestyle.
She is not much active on social media and she doesn’t have a verified account on any social media platforms. So, it’s really hard to know about her lifestyle and daily activities. She does have an account on Instagram with the username @julieclapton but it is not verified yet.