British guitar legend Eric Clapton has secretly married 25-year-old American Melia McEnery, the mother of his baby daughter, a British newspaper reported. Clapton, 56, tied the knot with McEnery, from Columbus, Ohio, in a low-key ceremony at a church near his home in Surrey, southern England, on New Year's Day, The Sun reported. Guests were told they were attending the christening of the couple's six-month-old daughter Julie Rose. But after the baptism, Clapton and McEnery were called forward by the vicar and exchangedvows.Fellow rock musician Andy Fairweather-Low was in the congregation, The Sun said. His wife Barbara was quoted by the newspaper as saying: "Everyone cheered when Eric stepped forward. It was lovely, a total surprise to everyone." Clapton was married for nine years to Patti Boyd, whom he stole from former Beatle George Harrison. They divorced in 1988. Clapton met McEnery, a graphic artist, on a trip to Los Angeles.—REUTERS
British guitar legend Eric Clapton has secretly married 25-year-old American Melia McEnery, the mother of his baby daughter, a British newspaper reported.