Who is Sophie Bella Clapton? The Untold Facts Of Eric Clapton’s Daughter

By Anisha Maharjan | Updated on May 13, 2022
Facts reviewed by Editor at Celebrity Digest
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    Sophie Belle Clapton is famous for being the youngest daughter of Eric Clapton. The 18 times Grammy Awards winner, Eric is a famous guitarist, singer, songwriter. He is one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.

    Being the youngest of all, we can assume that Sophie is everyone’s favorite. However since much of the media attention goes to her father, there is not much information about Sophie.

    So, in this article, we bring you a closer look into the celebrity kid. Let’s explore more of what lies in Eric’s youngest daughter Sophie’s life.

    How old is Sophie Belle Clapton? Her Childhood Details

    Born on 1st February 2005, Sophie’s age is 17 years as of 2022. She is the youngest daughter of her parents Eric and his second spouse Melia Mcenery.

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    Melia Mcenery in her early pregnancy days with her daughter Sophie Clapton

    As for her education, Sophie must be in her senior year of high school given her age. Furthermore, she is of Canadian descent. Both her paternal grandparents Patricia Molly Clapton and Edward Walter Fryer were natives of Montreal, Quebec.

    The youngest of the Clapton family, Sophie, came to the limelight because of his father Eric Clapton.

    Sophie Belle Clapton is the youngest daughter of Eric Clapton

    As previously mentioned, Sophie is the youngest child of the family. She is the daughter of Eric Clapton with his second wife Melia McEnery.

    Her father Eric is a well-known singer among most people. His singing and guitar skills have earned him a reputation in the music world. He has received 18 Grammy Awards and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

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    Eric Clapton rocking the stage

    Additionally, Eric was also given a CBE for his contributions to music in 2004. The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors has honored him with four Ivor Novello Awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement

    Furthermore, Clapton is one of the best-selling musicians having sold over 280 million records worldwide.

    Her mom Melia McEnery is the second wife of Eric Clapton

    Sophie Clapton’s mom Melia McEnery is the second wife of her father Eric Clapton. Prior to their marriage, Eric was in various romantic relations alongside on marital relation.

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    Sophie’s father Eric with his ex-wife Pattie.

    Eric previously was married to Pattie Boyd on March 27, 1979, in Tucson, Arizona. However, their marriage was marred by his infidelities and domestic violence. Clapton has even admitted to raping and abusing his first wife Pattie while they were married.

    Unfortunately, the former pair got divorced in 1989 after Pattie found out about her ex-husband’s affair with Italian model Lory Del Santo.

    Sophie’s parents have been together for two decades

    Exchanged their vows in 2002, Sophie’s parents Eric and Melia are now on their 20th year of marriage. The couple going strong since the early days of their nuptial relationship.

    The couple met for the first time in 1998 at after party of Eric’s performance in Ohio. At the time, Eric was 53 while Melia was only 22. And, Melia was working as an administrative assistant.

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    Sophie’s parents Eric and Melia

    Despite the 30-years age gap, the couple fell for each other. They quietly dated for some time and made their relationship public a year after. Shortly after, they welcomed their first child in 2001 and later got married in 2002.

    She grew up alongside her two sisters

    Sophie, being the youngest of the family, means that she has siblings. She has two elder sisters Julie Rose Clapton and Ella May Clapton. They were born on 13 June 2001 and 14 January 2003 respectively.

    Since there is less age gap between the sisters, we can assume that they grew up having a pretty good childhood with no other need for friends.

    Sophie’s half-siblings

    Alongside her two older sisters, Sophie also has a half-sister and late half-brother from his father’s side.

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    Sophie’s parents and sister Julie on a walk
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    Sources say Eric was cheating on his first wife Pattie Boyd with the manager of AIR Studios Montserrat Yvonne Kelly. Their daughter, Ruth Kelly Clapton was born in January 1985. However, Ruth’s existence was kept from the public until the media found that she was Eric’s child in 1991.

    Apart from that, Eric also had an affair with Italian model Lory Del Santo. Later she got pregnant and gave birth to their son Conor on 21st August 1986.

    Unfortunately, at the age of four, Sophie’s half-brother Conor died from falling out of an open bedroom window on the 53rd floor of a Manhattan apartment building.

    Her Dad wrote the song “Tears in Heaven” as a tribute to his late son Conor

    The news of Sophie’s half-brother Conor passing away came as a shock to her father. Conor at that time was just 4. He was visiting his mother’s friend in New York City when he fell 53 stories from an open window.

    The loss of his son was too great for Eric. He expressed that his bond with his son Conor was the closest relationship he had up to that point in his life.

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    Eric’s son Conor Clapton died at 4.

    So as a way to cope with Conor’s passing, Eric took shelter in music. He told ABC News:

    I almost subconsciously used music for myself as a healing agent, and lo and behold, it worked … I have got a great deal of happiness and a great deal of healing from music.

    The song of grief of losing your near one “Tears in Heaven” went ahead to win many people’s hearts. It also won Grammys for Song of the Year, Album of the Year (Unplugged), and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

    What is Sophie Belle Clapton’ Net Worth?

    At the moment, Sophie seems to be too young to engage in any profession and have a net worth of her own. However, the celebrity kid is enjoying her teenage years fully thanks to her father’s wealth.

    Talking about her father Eric Clapton, he has accumulated worth as much as $450 million. He earned most of his money through his career as a singer.

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