Mick Jagger stole my lover, says Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton, right, begged Mick Jagger, left, not to seduce his Italian model girlfriend in the late 1980s - because he knew the beauty wouldn't be able to resist the Rolling Stone's charms.

Eric Clapton, right, begged Mick Jagger, left, not to seduce his Italian model girlfriend in the late 1980s - because he knew the beauty wouldn't be able to resist the Rolling Stone's charms.

In his new book, Eric Clapton: The Autobiography, he recalls how he took his girlfriend Carla to see the Stones in concert and then introduced her to the band backstage.

Upon seeing the then-21-year-old's reaction to Jagger, Clapton approached his friend and said: "Please Mick, not this one. I think I'm in love."

Jagger clearly took no notice of the guitar great's pleas as he later went on to date Carla Bruni.

"I knew Carla would appeal to his eye. For all my pleadings, it was only a matter of days before they started a clandestine affair.

"The obsession gripped me for the rest of that year, and took some grisly turns when I found myself guesting with the Stones on a few shows, knowing she was lurking in the background."

In the book, Clapton reveals that wasn't the first time he and Jagger were love rivals: "In the past he had made several unsuccessful passes at my former wife Pattie [Boyd]." - Wenn

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