Eric Clapton started dating model Patti Boyd in 1975 and the two eventually got married in 1979. The couple tried numerous times to conceive a child but never succeeded, even after trying in vitro fertilization. Throughout their marriage, Clapton was unfaithful to Boyd numerous times, and even fathered two children with two different women while still married. They eventually divorced later in 1988 following an affair with Italian model Lory Del Santo.
After Eric Clapton's son died his friends noted that he was suffering from grief for months afterwards but music helped him cope and he went on a campaign to eventually educate the public of the efforts they must take to protect their children from the danger that befell his son...falling out of a high rise window in New York City.