Sophie Belle Clapton Biography, Siblings, Parents

Sophie Belle Clapton is Eric Clapton’s youngest daughter. Eric is the famous Beatles member, guitarist, and artist behind songs such as “Wonderful Tonight” and “Layla.”

Sophie Belle, a celebrity teen and fan of her father, joins her older sisters Ruth Kelly, Julie Rose, and Ella May in the spotlight because of how famous and successful their father is in the entertainment industry.

Profile Summary

Full Name Sophie Belle Clapton
First Name Sophie
Middle Name Belle
Last Name Clapton
Date of Birth February 1, 2005
Age 18 years old
Profession Celebrity kid
Nationality American
Birth Country United States of America
Father Name Eric Clapton
Father Profession Guitarist, singer, and songwriter
Mother Name Melia McEnery
Mother Profession Socialite and philanthropist
Gender Identity Female
Horoscope Aquarius
Siblings Ruth Kelly, Julie Rose, and Ella May
Height  4 ft 1 inches


Sophie Belle Clapton, the youngest daughter of British singer Eric Clapton and his wife, Melia McEnery, was born on Feb 1, 2005, in London, England.

Sophie’s mom, McEnery, is of Scottish-English and Korean-Irish descent and is from Columbus, Ohio. Sophie’s dad, Eric Clapton, is originally from Ripley, Surrey, England.

Eric is the son of Patricia Molly Clapton and Edward Walter Fryer, a soldier from Montreal, Quebec. Sophie’s last name actually comes from her great-maternal grandfather.

Recent pictures of Sophie are unavailable to the media in order to maintain her privacy.

Sophie alongside her sisters helping their father who is on wheelchair - Thrill NG
Sophie alongside her sisters helps their father who is in a wheelchair

She last appeared (photos above) in the media on 29 March 2017 when she was seen alongside her biological sister helping her wheelchair-ridden dad through Los Angeles International airport.


Melia McEnery
Sophie Belle’s parents – Eric and Melia McEnery

Father, Eric Clapton

Sophia’s dad, Eric Clapton, is originally from Ripley, Surrey, England. His parents are Edward Walter Fryer and Patricia Molly Clapton. Edward, hailing from Montreal, Quebec, worked as a soldier.

Eric is a famous music star known for singing, composing, and playing the guitar. He’s considered one of the greatest guitarists. He co-founded successful bands like Cream, Yardbirds, Blind Faith (1969), and Derek and the Dominos (1970).

He’s also famous for songs like Wonderful Tonight, Tears In Heaven, Layla, Cocaine, and White Room. Recently, he faced health issues and was diagnosed with severe bronchitis and peripheral neuropathy, affecting the nerves in the body.

Mother, Melia McEnery

Sophie’s mother is Melia McEnery. Melia, born on February 1st, 1976, is from Columbus, Ohio, USA. She’s American with English, Irish, Korean, and Scottish roots.

She is a social activist and graphic designer, managing a charity called Turn Up For Recovery, which uses music to raise awareness about addictions. She’s also involved with Crossroads Centre Antigua as an advisor.

Despite being married to a famous person like Eric, Melia prefers to keep a low profile but occasionally appears with him at special events and award ceremonies.

Related: Ruth Clapton: Eric Clapton’s Daughter – Bio, Husband, Children

How Her Parents Met

Sophie’s dad, the singer of “Tears In Heaven,” met Melia McEnery in Los Angeles in 1999.

He was working on an album with BB King, and she was studying graphic design and organizing events for Giorgio Armani. They first talked at a party organized by Melia for Clapton, despite her initial orders not to chat casually.

Even though they briefly broke up after their first meeting, they got back together. In June 2001, they had their first child, Julie Rose Clapton.

They later married at St Mary Magdalen Church in Ripley, Surrey, in January 2002, when Sophie’s dad was 56 and her mom was 25.


Sophie has two sisters from her parents’ marriage and two half-siblings from Eric’s previous relationships. Julie Rose Clapton is her sister from her parents’ marriage, born before their wedding on June 13, 2001.

Julie works as an actress in the movie industry and has appeared in some of her dad’s music videos.

Ella May Clapton, Sophie’s other biological sister, was born on January 14, 2003, a year after Eric and Melia got married. Ella May attends Cranleigh School in Surrey.

Ruth Clapton, Sophie’s half-sister, is the oldest among Eric’s children from his first marriage to Yvonne Kelly. Born on January 1, 1985, Ruth is a vocalist and a mom.

Sophie’s half-brother, Conor Clapton, tragically passed away at the age of four; his mother is Italian model and actress Lori del Santo.

What Happened to Sophie Belle’s Brother?

Conor Clapton, passed away at the young age of four. This happened in March 1999 when he fell from the 53rd floor of their New York apartment.

Reports say that Conor was playing around the apartment, waiting for his dad to pick him up. Unfortunately, a janitor had left one window open, and he fell out of it.

Conor, just four years old at the time, lost his life instantly. This heartbreaking event inspired Eric Clapton to write the hit song called “Tears in Heaven.”

Does Sophie Have a Boyfriend? 

Unlike her older sisters, Ruth, Julie, and Ella, Sophie isn’t very active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

It’s unclear what her private life is like, probably because she’s young or she just doesn’t share details about having a boyfriend.

Either way, it would take some time before people outside the Clapton family learn about Eric and Melia’s youngest daughter’s dating life.

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