Pat Smear is an American musician who is well a rhythm guitarist in the rock band "Foo Fighters". He is also the founding member of the popular punk band "The Germs".
Who Is Pat Smear? Know Wiki, Family, Early Life
Smear was born on August 5, 1959, in West Los Angeles, California. Pat Smear is his nickname and his real name stands for "Georg Albert Ruthenberg". His current age is 63 as of 2022. He is born to an African-American as well as a Native American mother and German Jewish father. However, he hadn't revealed anything regarding his parent's information. He had also not clarified whether he has siblings or not.
Smear was so influenced by the commune, that he left his house at age 13 and joined the commune. He had joined IPS "Innovation Program School" which is an alternative school within University High School. He and his fellow best friend Darby Crash were both expelled from the school due to their inciting behavior among the students.
Smear was an attractive guy whose body structure is tall and he stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.84 m). He weighs around 84 kg (184 lbs). He has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Is Pat Smear Gay? Married Life Explored
Smear has kept his love life and personal life under the wrap, he hasn't revealed much about his married life, but it has been confirmed that he is a married guy and is the father of one child. So, he is straight, and being gay must be a rumor. Unfortunately, the world doesn't know his wife and child's names.
The confirmation of his married life was done by Foo Fighters' 2011 documentary "Foo Fighters: Back and Forth". He had an interview with Tmz on September 17, 2013. In the interview, he was with his wife whose name isn't revealed but her face has been known since 2013.
Pat Smear's With Ex-Girlfriend Jena Cardwell (Image Source: Instagram)
Smear was in a relationship with Jena Cardwell who is an artist recognized for her whimsical drawings. They were in a relationship in the 90s. He has opened up about his relationship with Jena Cardwell in an interview.
He along with Darby Crash has formed the rock band "Germs" where he met the Jena Cardwell in the second show of "Germs". Jena Cardwell was a very supportive girlfriend and she was behind many of his album cover arts.
The breakup reason is still a mystery for many of his fans, he hadn't revealed anything about this breakup. It has been reported that they were together for two decades
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Pat Smear's Career And Net Worth
He started his career by learning piano and after years later, he started learning guitar at a young age. Smear and his best friend Darby Crash with whom he was expelled from the school founded the band "Germs". The band gives them enough popularity to be successful in the music sector.
After the death of Darby Crash, he released two solo albums "Ruthensmear" and "So You Fell in Love with a Musician". After the success of the albums, he joined the "Foo Fighter" in 1994 and left the band in 1997. After some years in 2005, he again joined the "Foo Fighter" and now, he is working with this band only.
He has also been a Grammy Award holder who has got an award for the "Best Rock Song Category" on the song "Cut me Some Slack". The musician has an estimated Net Worth of more than $30 Million as of April 2022.
Pat Smear Social Media
He doesn't seem to have any social media account in 2022. He is neither on Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.