The Story Of Charlotte Martin Who Dated Both Jimmy Page And Eric Clapton
French model Charlotte Martin had a confined childhood and had to follow many strict rules until she grew up. Martin created herself a possibility to escape this environment when she decided to pursue a career as a model. She changed her name from Catherine to Charlotte and moved to London as a young woman who wanted to live without any boundaries.
French model Charlotte Martin, who is a young, beautiful, and independent woman in 1960’s London, started to do whatever she wanted to feel the sense of freedom that she couldn’t have during her childhood. In addition, Martin drew the attention of one of the most famous rock stars in the world with the help of her attractive look and self-confidence.
The Rock Stars Who Had A Relationship With Charlotte Martin
Charlotte Martin met with Eric Clapton at the Speakeasy Club and it was love at the first sight. From 1965 to 1968, the couple pursued a happy relationship and everyone around them thought that they were going to marry soon. However, they broke up in 1968, and according to some rumors and Pattie Boyd, the reason behind this was she had sex with The Beatles’ George Harrison.
Two years later, on her 26th birthday, Charlotte saw Led Zeppelin icon Jimmy Page when she was introduced to him by Roger Daltrey and Heather Taylor. So, they fell in love with each other and had a very stormy and complicated relationship for years. Jimmy Page and his lady Charlotte welcomed their daughter named Scarlett on March 24, 1971, but their relationship ended in 1983.
In Clapton’s words, he said:
“At the Speakeasy Club, I had first met one of the great loves of my life, a very beautiful French model, Charlotte Martin. I was smitten with her from the very first moment I set eyes on her.”
Clapton’s and Harrison’s ex-wife Pattie Boyd recalled these times saying:
“I was friendly with a French girl Charlotte who was going out with Eric Clapton. She was always flirtatious with my husband George Harrison but so were a lot of girls and he, of course, loved it. Then she and Eric broke up – Eric told her to leave – and she came to stay with us at Kinfauns.”
Consequently, even though Charlotte Martin has still been known as the woman who dated Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and probably George Harrison, she is married to Ernest D. Riall and a painter and artist. It can be said that Martin chose to live a life far from the chaos which she had been through during her relationships with the rock stars.