Who Is Ella May Clapton? Her Relationship With Father Eric Clapton

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Ella May Clapton is a teenager famous as the daughter of Eric Clapton. Her father is a British singer known for hits like Wonderful Tonight, Tears In Heaven, Cocaine, I Shot The Sheriff, and others. May is the second child of Eric and his wife of over 15 years, Melia McEnery, an American, and a social activist.

Despite being quite the younger member of the Clapton family, Ella’s life professes to be quite full of fun or as apparent from her socials. Take up more about the teenager in the story below; the following piece decodes the family circle of Ella, her lineage, her prevailing youth, and so on.

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Quick Facts

Full NameElla May Clapton
Birth DateJanuary 14, 2003
Birth PlaceLondon, United Kingdom
ParentsEric Clapton, Melia McEnery
GrandparentsPatricia Molly Clapton, Edward Walter Fryer
SiblingsSophie Belle Clapton, Julie Rose Clapton, Ruth Clapton, Conor Clapton

Ella May Clapton Birth Detail, Grandparents, Education

Ella Clapton was born on January 14, 2003. She calls herself a native of Guildford, Surrey, England.

Ella’s paternal grandfather, Eric’s dad, Edward Walter Fryer was a soldier from Montreal Quebec who was married to Molly Clapton. Her maternal grandfather, on the other hand, was a construction worker.

Ella May Clapton, the second daughter of Tears In Heaven singer, Eric Clapton and his wife Melia McEnery.
Tears In Heaven singer, Eric Clapton and his wife, Melia McEnery’s daughter, Ella May Clapton. Instagram

Ella went to Cranleigh Prep and studied at Cranleigh School, a public school in the village of Cranleigh, Surrey, England.

Ella Clapton’s Parents, Eric Clapton, And Melia McEnery Marriage

The English teenager’s parents, the Cocaine singer, Eric, and a former graphic designer, Melia McEnery met in Los Angeles in 1999. Clapton was then working on an album with BB King while McEnery was an organizer for an apparel company, Giorgio Armani.

Turn Up For Recovery founder, Melia, also the wife of Tears In Heaven singer, Eric Clapton.
from left, Melia, Giorgio Armani, and Eric Clapton in Oct 2003. Getty

In fact, Ella’s parents laid their eyes on each other at a party specifically for Eric from Giorgio Armani, the man himself. Interestingly, McEnery, however, had orders not to go on a date with the attendees.

The English-born guitarist and Melia nonetheless decided to go on a date and gradually would build a relationship. They broke up briefly sometime after their first meeting but reconciled for good and had their first child a daughter.


The couple Eric and Melia welcomed their first child Julie in June 2001. Similarly, they had a second daughter, Ella in Jan 2003 after which the Clapton couple had their third daughter, Sophie Bell in Feb 2005.

Ella May Clapton’s Mother Is A Social Worker

Ella’s mother, Melia is a native of Columbus, Ohio. She is the daughter of Korean-Irish and Scottish-English parents. Ella’s mom used, McEnery, in addition, used to be a graphic designer but now mostly runs charitable organizations.

One of her such movements is a foundation called Turn Up For Recovery. It uses music to raise awareness of addiction. Melia is also the Senior Clinical Advisor of a charity project titled Crossroads Centre Antigua.

Ella May Clapton Has Three Sisters 

As before said, Ella’s sisters include Julie Rose Clapton, the elder, and Sophie Bell Clapton, the youngest. While not much about Ella’s older sister, Julie is talked about, she appears to be some kind of a digital nomad and one who loves roaming exotic places.

In addition to Julie and Sophie, Ella also has an older half-sister, Ruth Clapton, and a half-brother as well.

Ella May Clapton with her mother Melia and her sisters.
from left, Melia, Ella, Sophie (down), Ruth, and Julie.

Her half-sister, Ruth was born from Eric’s former relationship with Yvonne Kelly. Similar to her father, Ruth is also a singer who lives in York. She is additionally a mother of two though it is a bit unclear who her husband is.

Her Half Brother Died A Horrific Death At 4

As for Ella’s half-brother, Conor, he lost his life in March 1999 after falling from at least 53rd apartment in New York. Conor was then four.
The multiple-time Grammy winner had welcomed Conor with an Italian actress and a model, Lori del Santo.

The following day of the tragedy, Eric was about to pick up Conor for another day out, this time to the Bronx Zoo and at an Italian restaurant.

Conor Clapton, the late half-brother of Ella May Clapton.
Change The World singer Eric Clapton’s late son, Conor Clapton – who died in March 1999.

On the day of his death, Conor reportedly was running around the 53rd apartment in the New York high rise where he was waiting to meet his father with his mother, Lori. A janitor had been working on the windows in the living room but unfortunately one was still open.

Conor happened to dash past the window where he’d normally press his nose against the glass to gaze out. The four-year-old tragically plummeted to his death.

His tragic death later inspired one of Eric’s hit songs, Tears In Heaven.

Does Ella May Clapton Have A Boyfriend? 

For all that Ella seems to love to share just about anything that she does over her Instagram, the one thing that the youngster hasn’t spilled the beans about is whether she has a boyfriend or not.

Ella May Clapton, the daughter of English guitarist, Eric Clapton.
British Guitarist Eric Clapton’s daughter, Ella May Clapton. Instagram

On par with her elder sister, Julie, Ella does look to be fond of traveling and hanging out with her friends. She, however, is yet to have her say on what the lovesome aspect of her life appears to be.


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