Meg White to Marry Patti Smith’s Son
Rock icon Patti Smith will soon be the mother-in-law of White Stripes drummer Meg White. White, 34, will reportedly marry Jackson Smith, the son of Patti and late MC5 guitarist Fred “Sonic” Smith on May 22nd.
A source close to the couple told the Detroit News that Meg and Jackson — who met in 2007 and became engaged earlier this year — will walk down the aisle in Nashville, and says the pair is not interested in media attention surrounding the union. White has been on temporary hiatus from the White Stripes, who last performed in February during the final episode of ‘Late Night With Conan O’ Brien.’
Jackson is the guitarist for Detroit rock foursome Back in Spades, and often plays with Patti Smith. Meg, of course, was previously married to White Stripes singer Jack White. Their nuptials lasted from 1996 until their 2000 divorce. During those years they told the media they were brother and sister, not husband and wife.