Eric Clapton's former wife PATTI BOYD has smashed the romance associated with the song WONDERFUL TONIGHT, insisting it was actually inspired by how long the former model used to take preening herself before a night out. Boyd, who was also married to late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON before getting together with Clapton, is proud to be the subject of the ballad, but admits it is not as slushy as it seems. She says, "It was only because I was taking too long to get ready. "It's less a tribute to me and more a, 'Yes, you look great, come on, we're late,' kind of thing while he's standing impatiently at the bottom of the stairs. "Anyway, I think if it had been up to Eric, he'd have stayed in and played his guitar every night."