Now 18-years-old, Paris Jackson — daughter of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson — is enjoying a life that most girls her age would only dream of; for the good and bad. She was hospitalized in 2013 after a suicide attempt. Jackson has received a lot of flake for her erratic behavior.
Moving forward, she’s been trying to clean up her act, making the choice to attend Alcoholics Anonymous. AA is where she met her new boyfriend, Michael Snoddy, 26, a drummer for Street Drum Corps. However, a Radar Online report stated that “Paris’s family are extremely worried about her” and the relationship.
Here’s what you need to know about Jackson and Snoddy:
1. Jackson & Snoddy Met In Alcoholics Anonymous
On April 2, 2016, IB Times stated that Jackson admitted to attending Alcoholics Anonymous, which is where she met Snoddy.
On March 29, 2016, a Page Six source stated that Jackson and Snoddy — both newly sober — had an instant and fast-moving connection from the get-go. Judging by their Instagram feeds, the two began dating roughly two weeks ago.
“They really like each other. It’s a real relationship, and things are moving fast,” stated a Page Six source.
2. Snoddy Is a Heavy Metal Drummer in Street Drum Corps
Snoddy is a heavy metal drummer who performs for the Los Angeles-based band, Street Drum Corps. Street Drum Corps is a punk rock percussion band put together in 2004 by Bobby Alt (S.T.U.N.) that includes Snoddy, Frank Zummo (The Start) and Adam Alt (Circus Minor). The group has gone on tour with well-known bands such as Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds to Mars, among other notables. They appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in March 2006.
To date, Street Drum Corps has released four albums: Street Drum Corps (2006) and We Are Machines (2008), Big Noise (2010) and Children of the Drum (2013). Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Brandon Saller (Altreyu), and Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver) were guest drummers on Children of the Drum.
In the video above, Snoddy is shown drumming alongside his bandmates at the 2014 LA Kiss halftime show
3. Jackson’s Last Relationship Was With Chester Castellaw
“Paris broke up with Chester about three weeks ago and they are not on speaking terms right now,” stated the source.
Jackson and Castellaw — a soccer player — were serious enough that — on June 18, 2015 — that Jackson was sporting an engagement ring, reported the site.
“They are practically living together and he is a really positive influence in her life, so the whole entire family supports their relationship.”
The site reported that Jackson put out the following cryptic message after their split:
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
National Enquirer reported that Jackson put the final touches on the relationship’s end by “posting a video of herself and a friend dancing to her father’s classic hit, ‘Beat It.'”
4. Jackson’s Family Is Worried About Her
On April 2, Radar Online reported that Jackson’s family wasn’t thrilled about Jackson’s relationship with Snoddy, who sports a confederate flag tattoo.
After her breakup with Castellaw, Jackson chopped off her dark hair and turned it into a platinum blonde bob. She also picked up a smoking habit, which hasn’t sat well with her grandparents, Katherine Jackson, 85, and Joe Jackson, 88, according to a site source.
“Katherine and Joe both told her that she is not to smoke any more cigarettes, but she is not listening. She told them that it is her life and she is going to do what she wants.”
Furthermore, the source stated that the family is allowing Jackson to continue smoking so that she doesn’t cut them out of their lives.
“Paris’s family are extremely worried about her right now, but they are actually just allowing her to continue smoking right now because they are so afraid of her shutting them out even more.”
5. Jackson Has An Estimated Net Worth of $100 Million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jackson has an estimated net worth of $100 million, which she inherited from her late father.
On June 8, 2014, the New York Post reported that Jackson and her brothers — Prince and Paris — “enjoyed a whopping $8 million allowance a year.”
A source of the site spoke about Jackson and their early childhood allowances, which were given when her famous father was alive.
These things that they’re doing they are mostly paying for themselves, with their own money. Look, they also get $15,000 to $20,000 every month just in walking-around money. No one else has that kind of dough around here.
On April 3, Page Six reported that Jackson was receiving “additional allowances” for her latest birthday (18), 33 and 40.