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Pattie Boyd Admits George Harrison Was The Love Of Her Life – 106.3 The Fox

Pattie Boyd Admits George Harrison Was The Love Of Her Life – 106.3 The Fox

Pattie Boyd Admits George Harrison Was The Love Of Her Life – 106.3 The Fox
January 22
14:47 2018

Pattie Boyd Admits George Harrison Was The Love Of Her Life

Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton said that it was Harrison who truly held the key to her heart. Boyd met Harrison on the set of the “Fab Four’s” 1964 A Hard Day’s Night movie and went on to marry him two years later. Although she left him for Eric Clapton in 1974, her divorce from Harrison didn’t become final until 1977. During a new chat with The Times, she was asked if the late-Beatle was indeed the love of her life, responding, “I think George. He was always very loving. Even after we split he was always my friend. We’d still speak on the phone. And he came to see me before he died. If you love somebody you do that. And I think he always loved me.”

Boyd, who was married to Clapton for a decade starting in 1979, dealt with Clapton’s debilitating alcoholism, drug abuse, as well as him fathering two children with other women. When pressed about her thoughts on the globally beloved “Slowhand,” Boyd stated: “Eric loves himself. I don’t think there’s much room for me. Eric was pursuing me and I was so indecisive about leaving George. Then Eric sank into this mess of taking heroin. He vowed he would if I rejected him. It was only after that that we got together and maybe it was four years too late.”

  • Despite she and Clapton having no relationship today, she did participate in the upcoming officially sanctioned Showtime documentary, Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars, which she described as “a brutally honest portrayal of someone in pain.”
  • Boyd — who married third husband, property developer Rod Weston in 2015 — spoke about the doc, saying: “I think he’s brave to have done it. It showed me so many of Eric’s problems stemmed from his childhood and how unbearably cruel his mother was.”
  • In 2007, Pattie Boyd published her autobiography, Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, And Me, and revealed she ultimately regretted leaving Harrison for Clapton: [“I don’t want to totally blame Eric, but I think his behavior was wrong — was morally wrong to entice me to leave George, because I was married to George and I really shouldn’t have done that. But also, I was wrong as well to allow myself to be flattered (by Eric) to that extent. So, y’know we both were wrong morally on that moral issue.”] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . that moral issue)
  • Although the world was instantly aware that Boyd has left Harrison for Clapton, it was actually another 1973 affair that truly shook the core of their marriage. George Harrison started a brief, but torrid affair with Ringo Starr‘s wife — and the mother of his three children — Maureen Starkey, with the relationship pretty much signaling the end of both the former Beatle’s marriages.
  • Pattie Boyd told us that although it absolutely devastated her and Ringo, she kept up appearances around Maureen after the affair: [“I would be civil to her afterwards, but y’know, I can forgive but I won’t forget. And so I was civil to her, but she seemed to be really angry with George, I don’t know. She was angry with George afterwards, I think she thought that they would stick together. I don’t know what her desire was. I didn’t know what she was hoping for, really. I didn’t know what she hoped to get out of this whole thing, except maybe she hoped that she would be with George, and he didn’t want it, otherwise they would have stuck together.”] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC . . . have stuck together)

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