Sheryl Crow’s music has inspired and influenced several musicians in the industry. She has topped several charts, earned countless awards, and has done some legendary collaborations. Some of which led to high-profile relationships, although it was her involvement with a non-musician that would be branded ‘power couple’ status.
Out of the many relationships worth mentioning in her past, there are three of Crow’s most high-profile relationships you’ll want to make note of.
Eric Clapton was 17 years her senior
Although Crow’s relationship with Eric Clapton would be brief, the legendary musician is worth mentioning since they’ve made some great collaborations and harnessed a genuinely strong friendship in the years to follow. Plus, Clapton was a highly-influential musician, so when he paired up with Crow — the two were unstoppable.
The two musicians dated from 1998 to 2000, ending their romance in exchange for a close friendship rather than taking their relationship to the next level. “Sheryl Crow and Eric Clapton had a brief relationship, with her song ‘My Favorite Mistake’ rumored to be about the relationship,” Zimbio reported. “The two parted ways after a few years, but they remain amicable and have known to perform at the same concerts on occasion.”
Their collaboration on “My Favorite Mistake” still gives listeners chills and makes you wonder what could’ve been between the two sensational artists.
Doyle Bramhall II
Doyle Bramhall II is another influential musician known for his talent as a rock’n’roll singer, guitarist, and, more recently — a producer. He often worked with Clapton as a bandmate, which is how he and Crow met. It wasn’t until around 2010 that the two would make it official and turn their friendship into a romance after collaborating on her new Album 100 Miles from Memphis.
The couple never publicly announced their relationship, but Bramhall escorted her to The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s 2011 Spring Ball.
The same year, Crow spoke about her ‘producer boyfriend’ in an interview. “I’ve been involved with people and their kids, and if the relationship doesn’t work out, it’s heartbreak,” she told Prevention Magazine. “So I’m keeping the relationship friend-based when we’re around the kids. Luckily, we have a great foundation, having known each other for fifteen years.”
There’s no news on when exactly their romance story ended, but E! Online reports that she was a single woman when she was promoting her 2013 album Feels Like Home.
Crow and Lance Armstrong were an early 2000s Power Couple
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Crow and Lance Armstrong’s relationship was her highest-profile romance yet. The two were thriving in their careers (it was before he was disgraced) and the talk of the town since meeting at a charity event in 2003, just after he ended things with his ex-wife Kristin Richards.
According to E! Online, “they were engaged and sharing a ranch in Austin” by September 2005. However, the two would make a joint statement in 2006, reading, “After much thought and consideration, we have made a very tough decision to split up. We both have a deep love and respect for each other, and we ask that everyone respect our privacy during this very difficult time.”
According to Armstrong’s new book Lance, he said they split because “she wanted marriage, she wanted children; I didn’t want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I’d just had kids.”
As of late, Sheryl Crow is a single mom of two little boys. While she isn’t against finding ‘the one’ and settling down to get married, the award-winning singer/songwriter is more focused on being happy and taking care of her kids.