Manon St. John Smith is the daughter of musician Chad Smith and his ex-wife Maria St. John. Chad has been a drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers since 1988, the hard rock group Chickenfoot, and the all-instrumental outfit Chat Smith’s Bombastic Meatballs, formed in 2007. Chad Smith is a highly sought-after top session musician and has recorded with many big-name artists. He has worked with Johnny Cash, Kid Rock, Glenn Hughes, Post Malone, Lane Del Rey, and Halsey.
This article will uncover more details about Chad Smith’s daughter and siblings. Let’s get started.
Manon St. John Smith Bio
Manon St. John Smith was born in 1997 to Chad Smith and Maria St. John. His parents were married for about a year, between 1996 and 1997. After her parents’ divorce, Maria kept her daughter from the public eye, and it is unclear how much Chad Smith was involved in her life. Twenty-five years later (in 2022), Manon still maintains a low profile, and details of her educational background are unavailable to the public.
Manon St. John Smith’s Siblings
Manon St. John Smith has five siblings from her father’s other relationships and marriage. His half-siblings include Justin Smith, Ava Maybee Cardoso Smith, and Cole Smith. Justin was born in 1998 and lived a life away from the limelight.
Ava Maybee, born in 2001, seems to follow in her father’s footsteps as she is a singer and songwriter. Her mother is Trisha Cardoso. She has released original music, including Colors, Lay Low, See Me Now, and Mood Swings. She was also a contestant in season 20 of American Idol, although she was eliminated during the show’s April 24th episode. Ava Maybee is currently a junior at New York University.
Manon’s other siblings are three boys from her father’s second wife, architect Nancy Mack. They were born in 2005, 2009, and 2012 but their parents have withheld their details.
Manon St. John Smith’s Parents
Maria St John, Manon’s mom, was Chad Smith’s first wife. The couple met in 1994 and dated for two years. They tied the knot in 1996 and divorced in 1997.
Maria’s father, Chad Smith, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on October 25th, 1961. The third child of Joan and Curtis Smith, he spent most of his childhood in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Chad gained drumming experience by playing in school bands and received no formal drum lessons. He started with various rock bands like Paradise from high school, Pharroh, and Toby Redd.
He landed his drumming job for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in December 1988 and recorded his first album with the band Mother’s Milk. The band released its twelfth album, Unlimited Love, on April 1st, 2022.
In 2007, Chad, guitarist Jeff Kollman, and keyboardist Ed Roth formed an all-instrumental band, Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatballs. They have released two studio albums.
Chad is also a member of the hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot since 2008. He has worked with mainstream artists like Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, Post Malone, Kid Rock, and Glenn Hughes.
Although Manon St. John Smith is not a common name in the media, her father’s fame ensures she is recognized amongst his fans.