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Eric Clapton Ends Longtime Feud With Daughter Ruth

The ‘Tears in Heaven’ singer has reportedly reconciled with his oldest daughter after they became estranged for six years following his 70th birthday party.

AceShowbizEric Clapton and his daughter Ruth have ended their six-year feud.

The 76-year-old musician and his daughter fell out after he attended his 70th birthday party dressed as Kermit the frog but Ruth – who is going through a marriage split from Dean Bartlett, the father of her two children – revealed she and her dad have now reconciled.

“I’ve gone through a really rough time,” she told the Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper. “I’m about to navigate my way through a divorce – a decision that neither of us has taken lightly. All we want for each other is happiness, even if that can’t be achieved together. We will continue to work together to co-parent our children and I hope we can do that well.”

Ruth, 36, praised her family for “helping me and giving the best support” and added that she and her father are closer than ever.

“I’m always checking in with him,” she said. “He’s doing really good, I’m very grateful for that. He’s itching to get back out there like all musicians.”

Eric fathered Ruth during an affair with recording studio manager Yvonne Kelly while he was married to model Pattie Boyd.

He sang at her wedding to Dean in 2011 but they later fell out after he reportedly scolded her for revealing his fascination with the “Muppets” character.

Eric Clapton has three other daughters born to current wife Melia McEnery. Italian model Lory Del Santo also gave birth to his son Conor, but he died at the age of four after falling out of an open bedroom window on the 53rd floor of a Manhattan apartment building.

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