Melia McEnery Biography, Husband, Children, Wedding

Melia McEnery is a philanthropist and socialite who has an immeasurable love for humanity. Although she lived a very private life, being a wife to the popular British guitarist Eric Clapton is mostly the reason she’s known.

Melia picked an interest in charity and supports children’s health and education. She grew up in Ohio with her five siblings, where she schooled at Bishop Watterson Catholic High School.

Melia McEnery Biography

Melia Mcenery was born on February 1, 1976. She is from Columbus, in the state of Ohio, and She’s 47 years old and is of mixed ethnicity. She stands at 5 ft 5 (1.65m) and weighs 55 kg (121 lbs).

She is the only child with a Scottish-English heritage (father) and a Korean-Irish heritage (mother).

Walter, her father, was a construction worker, and her mother was a stay-at-home wife. She went to Bishop Watterson High School and has a Bachelor’s degree in art. She works in several children’s charities as a board member.


Melia McEnery worked as a Senior Clinical Advisor at Crossroads Center Antigua, at St. John’s Antigua, West Indies, Antigua and Barbuda.

The organization was founded by her husband Eric Clapton with the goal of helping those who are recovering from drug addiction.

Eric Clapton And Wife Melia McEnery
Eric Clapton And Wife Melia McEnery (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Melia McEnery’s primary source of income is her marriage to the wealthy singing icon, Eric Clapton. With the vast assets in her husband’s account, Melia does not need to work to maintain a comfortable life, but she chooses to do so because of her willingness and good will. It is known that she lives a comfortable life with her husband, whose net worth is estimated to be around $450 million.

Profile Summary

Net Worth $ 3 Million
Date of Birth 1 February 1976
Age 47 years old
Residence England
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Full Name Melia McEnery
Sexuality Straight
High school Bishop Watterson High School
Gender Female
Marital status Married
Children Julie Rose, Ella May, and Sophie Belle
Husband Eric Clapton(singer, guitarist, and songwriter)
Career Socialist, Philanthropist and Artist

Early Life

On February 1, 1976, Melia McEnery was born in Columbus, Ohio, in the United States. She is 47 years old.

Her mother was a homemaker with Korean-Irish roots, while her father was raised in Ohio as a construction worker. 

She is of mixed race and citizenship in the United States. Melia’s mother’s side of the family is Korean-Irish. On her father’s side, she is descended from Scottish and English people.

Melia McEnery lived with five siblings, where she went to school and later relocated to California, where she got a job at Armani.

Melia McEnery’s Husband – Eric Clapton

He is a singer-songwriter, and he also plays the guitar. His birthday is on March 30, 1945, in England. His mother was a teenager when she gave birth to him. His father was a Canadian soldier who was stationed in England during World War II. 

Eric did a brief study at the Kingston College of Art, where he started playing the musical instrument guitar. He became a famous, highly recognized, and influential guitarist in the 1960s and 1970s.

Melia was still working with Armani in 1998 when she arranged a party for Armani in Los Angeles, where she met Eric Clapton, who was 53 at the time, while she was 22 years old. 

Rumors ran that Giorgio Armani and the performer were friends. Though Melia came up to ask for an autograph, Clapton found herself drawn to her.

Despite their age difference of 31 years, they went on a dinner date following their initial meeting, and soon after that, they began dating. When Melia first saw the singer, she was pursuing her dream of becoming a graphic artist.

They have been together for more than 20 years (since 2002), and despite their considerable age differences, it appears that they feel happy with their union and want to keep it out of the public eye. 

Melia McEnery and Eric Clapton’s Marriage

Rumors had it that the duo dated and split after some time and later fell back together.

In 2001, Eric made his proposal to Melia and, six months later, had a private wedding at St Mary Magdalene in Ripley, a small southern English town where Melia married English rock star Eric Clapton on New Year’s Eve of 2002.

Eric Clapton is 31 years older than McEnery. At the time of their marriage, Melia was 26 while Clapton was 57.

Melia McEnery’s Children

During the course of their marriage, the couple has been blessed with three beautiful girls. Julie Rose, Ella May, and Sophie Belle.

Julie was born in June 2001, followed by Ella May. Ella was born in January 2003, and Sophie Belle on February 5, 2005.

Melia is known for her low-profiled life, keeps a low profile, and is still happily married and supporting her husband and daughters in everything they do, which has given Clapton hope that love is possible after all.

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