White Stripes Drummer Meg White Engaged

White will marry Patti Smith's son Jackson Smith on May 22.

[artist id="610526"]Meg White[/artist] is getting married.

The White Stripes drummer has gotten engaged to Jackson Smith, the son of iconic punk poet [artist id="126"]Patti Smith[/artist] and late MC5 guitarist Fred Smith. The couple will tie the knot at a May 22 ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The newspaper quotes several sources as saying that the couple met last summer and have actually been engaged for several weeks. They live in White's Detroit home and chose Nashville as the location for their wedding due to privacy concerns.

"They don't want it to be a circus," the paper quotes a source as saying. "They want it to be about the two of them."

Smith was born outside of Detroit but moved with his mother to New York City after the death of his father in 1994. After high school, he came back to Detroit and played guitar in local acts like Back in Spades, as well as in his mother's backing band. His late father, Fred, was the guitarist for legendary Motor City agit-rockers the MC5.

It will be the second marriage for White, who was famously [article id="1445258"]wed to White Stripes frontman Jack White[/article] from 1996 to 2000, though the couple attempted to play off their relationship as that of brother and sister.

The Stripes are currently taking a break as Jack focuses on his new side project, [article id="1609441"]the Dead Weather[/article]. He currently lives in Nashville and, according to the newspaper, is expected to attend the ceremony.

The newspaper claims that the couple are also planning to hold a reception in Detroit after their Nashville nuptials.

A spokesperson for Meg White did not respond to MTV News' requests for comment.

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