Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton Avoided an Uncomfortable Encounter With Elvis

Pattie Boyd first met Elvis with George Harrison, but her second husband, Eric Clapton, had an awkward encounter with him. Elvis invited the couple to the movies with him, but Boyd did not anticipate this. She explained that she was eager to see Elvis again but found the encounter to be unsettling. Not only were they not permitted to sit near him, but they also feared that if they did not leave early, the night would last forever.  After an affair with Eric Clapton, Pattie Boyd married him.  When Boyd was married to George Harrison, both parties were unfaithful. Clapton pursued Boyd despite the fact that he was close with Harrison. He dedicated the song “Layla” to her and attempted to converse with her as frequently as possible. Once, at a party, Harrison overheard them conversing in the garden. George approached and inquired, “What’s going on?” Boyd clarified, according to The New York Post. “To my horror, Eric told me, ‘Man, I have to tell you I’m in love with your wife.'”

Harrison and Boyd divorced in 1977. In 1979, she married Clapton.  They had an awkward movie outing with Elvis.  Boyd accompanied Clapton on tour during their time together, something she had not done with Harrison. During a stop in Memphis, they were approached by both Stevie Wonder and Elvis.  “Wow, I remarked. What’s going on?” In the book Wonderful Tonight, she wrote. “After Stevie, it’s the King!” They had drinks with Wonder and then went to the movies with Elvis the following evening. Boyd’s expectations were not exactly met by the event.  She wrote, “I had previously met Elvis with George, and he had appeared much better than he did at this time.” “He was bloated and surrounded by henchmen, who stopped us as we approached the row where Elvis was seated and instructed us to sit five rows back. Not so good.”

Boyd and Clapton followed the instructions and settled in to watch the film.  She wrote, “We found ourselves watching a tedious old 1950s film.” “Elvis asked at the conclusion, ‘Do you want to see another?’ We are going to the next-door theater.'”  Boyd stated that she desired to leave the area as soon as possible.  “It was a complex with five screens,” she explained. We anticipated watching more tedious 1950s films, so we made our excuses and departed.  In 1989, Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton divorced.  Boyd and Clapton divorced in 1989.

During their marriage, he had numerous affairs, but the final straw was when he fathered a child with the Italian television personality Lory Del Santo. Boyd and Harrison struggled to conceive, and Harrison underwent IVF treatment. “I felt sick. She wrote, “I was unable to breathe properly and my heart was pounding so hard that I was unable to think.” “I heard myself say that everything would be okay and that we would remain together. I was stunned. I was 42 years old and had been trying to conceive for 21 years. This woman had slept with my husband once and was pregnant with his child.  Boyd remarried for the third time in 2015 to her partner, Rod Weston.

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