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

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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 on 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.

Let’s get started.

Ella May Clapton Early Life 

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

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

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

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 the 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, Julie in June 2001.

The White Room singer and Melia then 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 the one who loves roaming exotic places.

In addition to Julie and Sophie, Ella also has an older half-sister, Ruth Clapton, and had 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 Eric’s one of hit songs, Tears In Heaven.

Does Ella 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 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.

Is Ella May Clapton An Anti-Vaxxer? 

Amidst the pandemic 2020, Ella’s father joined the list of celebrities who took sides to go against conventional medicine and vaccines. Ever since having AstraZeneca therapy in 2021, the Brit Award winner had been complaining about the side effects. He shortly afterward had also become an anti-vaxxer. In an interview with NY Post in Jan 2022, the Lay Down Sally singer, however, revealed he lost some of his friends over his take on vaccines mandate.

In the middle of this, some media questioned if it was only Eric who had a strong bias against the medical jabs or if his whole family including Ella was also on his side. However, the context doesn’t seem so; Eric himself revealed the rest of his family did not bear the same stance as he did.

In fact, Clapton said his wife and daughters including Ella thought he was a crackpot for disbelieving vaccines. The Ripley native singer added he was also unable to convince any of them.


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