“When I’d come back from the pub I could come back happy, or I could come back and smash the place up.”
His eldest daughter, Ruth, was born out of wedlock when he had an affair with studio manager Yvonne Phillips in 1985.
Phillips was also married at the time, and their lovechild was kept secret for six years before it became known to the media.
As well as this affair, Clapton also cheated on Boyd with Italian model Lory Del Santo, with whom he had a son, Conor, in 1986.
During this time, Clapton and Boyd had tried various methods to get pregnant, including IVF, which were unsuccessful and eventually they divorced in 1989.