Eminem’s Kids: 15 Things We Didn’t Know (2023)

Updated byRaflyGilang onMay05, 2020:Marshall Mathers —better known by his stage name Eminem— didn't have the picture-perfect childhood, but he's done everything he possibly can to ensure that his own children don't have a repeat of his experiences. Last April, Eminem took to social media to celebrate his 12 years of sobriety by showing off his 12-AA token with 'One Day At A Time ... Unit Service Recovery' bamboozled on it. This accomplishment would never be achieved without his kids.

"I think I'd been out for two days, and when I woke up, I didn't realize it was Christmas. So the first thing I wanted to do was call my kids. I wanted to get home and show them that Dad's OK," Eminem recalled his 2007 methadone overdose to Rolling Stone.

Marshall is no longer an angry blonde who is'mad at the world even if it apologizes to me.' He is now a sober, 47-year-old father of Hailie, Whitney and Alaina, and a custody-holder of his own brother Nate.

Speaking to legendary boxer Mike Tyson during the Hotboxin' podcast, Eminem told Iron Mike how proud he is of Hailie, who was featured on his 2002 track My Dad's Gone Crazy from The Eminem Show album. "She's doing good, and she's made me proud for sure. She's graduated from college [with a] 3.9 [score]," said the Lose Yourself rapper.

"I have a niece that I have helped raise [Alaina] too that's pretty much like a daughter to me, and she's 26. And I have a younger one [Whitney] that's 17 now," the proud daddy said. "It's important to keep your kids grounded."

Here are all the things you need to know about Eminem's daughters.


16 Hailie Jade Is Not His Only Child

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While Hailie Jade is Eminem's most well-known daughter, he actually has two more, Alaina and Whitney.

Eminem had a turbulent childhood and never knew his father, who abandoned his family when he was an infant. He was raised by his mother, Deborah Mathers. And perhaps his childhood shaped how he would be as a parent, because he is a committed, hands-on dad.

During interviews Eminem has gushed about his daughters and his love for them, and he previously told MTV News that Hailie is his inspiration. "Hailie is ... whether she's with me or not she's with me every day ... she has been my main source of drive and motivation," Eminem gushed. He also touched on how her birth motivated him to do better, and that she has been his "number one reason for fear of failure."

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15 Whitney Is Kim's Child

Eminem really seems like a wonderful, devoted father, and he is reportedly also a dad to his ex-wife, Kim Scott's daughter, Whitney.

Whitney is the youngest of the three girls and is the product of her mother's brief relationship with a man named Eric Hartter.

Whitney was reportedly born on April 16th in 2002 (so she is only aged 18). While it's unclear whether Eminem has formally adopted Whitney, he does seem to think of her as his child. Eminem gushed about her in 2005, saying, "I'm in love with that girl, man. She's so sweet and funny."

It's adorable that even though Whitney is not his biological child, Eminem thinks the world of her.

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14 The Adopted Kid

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Alaina Mathers is the name of another one of Eminem's daughters. She was reportedly born as Amanda Marie Scott on May 3rd, 1993 (so she is now aged 26, and therefore the oldest of all the girls).

Amanda was adopted in 2002 by Eminem and his then-wife, Kim Scott, and the couple renamed her Alania. She's often nicknamed Lainey.

Alania reportedly grew up with Hailie Jade, but she is actually her cousin (Alaina's biological mother was Kim's twin sister, Dawn Scott). Eminem and Kim adopted Alaina after her own parents were not fit to care for her. Dawn Scott is believed to have had a history of drug abuse and died in 2016 of "an apparent heroin overdose," Daily Mail reports.

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13 What Happened To Whitney's Biological Father

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So, what happened to Eric Hartter, Whitney's biological father? According to Radar, after years of health and legal issues, 40-year-old Eric was reportedly found dead in an abandoned house in Detroit.

"A call was made by a family member who came by to check the location and found the victim unresponsive with no signs of trauma," a Detroit Police Department spokesperson told Radar. "A medic pronounced him DOA on scene."

12 Hailie's Boyfriend

Lucky for us, Hailie is willing to share certain aspects of her life on social media, and these include pictures of her boyfriend, Evan McClintock, a fellow Michigan State University student. Though Hailie doesn't post often, the pair make an adorable couple.

What we do know is that the pair have been together since at least December of 2016—so three years and going strong (according to Instagram, that is)—and that they celebrated her 21st birthday together in Michigan.

Her father also blessed the two lovebirds. Speaking to Mike Tyson, Eminem confirmed the relationship and said, "Not babies, nope. Just a boyfriend."

11 Hailie Is Also Creative

Celebrity Net Worth reports that Eminem is worth $230 million, as of 2020, which is not surprising because reports revealed that by 2014, he had sold 49.1 million albums and 42 million tracks in the United States alone. But he isn't the only one in the family who is creative.

So who in the family could give Eminem a run for his money in the creativity department? According to Movie Pilot, it's Hailie, who alsohas an artistic sideand is interested in visual arts. The publication reports that she was in Art Club when she was in school; so apart from being very talented in academics, she is clearly also gifted in the arts.

10 HailieCollabs With Dad

Eminem has dedicated songs to his girls, with some of the most well-known tracks being "Mockingbird" and "Hailie's Song" — which are absolute tear-jerkers BTW. But what you may not have known is that Hailie has actually collaborated with her famous father on other tracks.

When she was just a child, he took her into the studio with him and she can be heard making noises and speaking on various songs. No, she was not singing her heart out or showing off her rapping talent — sorry.

9 They Aren't Spoiled Rotten

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Although his daughters have everything they could possibly want now, he hasn't really spoiled them rotten, either. Hailie attended a public school (even though her dad could have opted to send her to an exclusive private school) and this is fantastic because Eminem himself came from humble roots, and apparently wanted the same for his daughters.

Eminem was born in in St. Joseph, Missouri, and grew up rough living between Missouri and and Detroit, Michigan. According to The Talko, Hailie attended Chippewa High School, in Clinton Township, Michigan. She graduated from Chippewa Valley High School in June of 2014, and thanked her father in her speech. And it's thanks to him that she's been raised as a pretty normal girl.

Hailie Scott now has over2million followers on Instagram (as of May, 2020) and pops up occasionally on the social media platform. She posts selfies, loved up photos, and adorable snaps of her pet pooch, and it's a great way for fans to follow her life.

As for Alaina, it seems she wants to keep her life very private. Although there are many social media profiles in her name (claiming to be her), it's incredibly hard to determine if any of them are legit, and therefore I would rather not report on the information found in them.

7 Hailie Loves Dogs

There are a lot of things to love about Hailie, and she's one of the most beautiful and talented, yet surprisingly normal celeb children in the world.Oh, and she's an animal lover.

Hailie's Instagram account has made several posts dedicated to her adorable pet pooch, Lottie; including a tribute to her pet on national puppy day.

6 They're Very Normal

Eminem's daughter, Hailie, was born on Christmas Day in 1995, but she's now an adult, and seems like a very normal girl.

Eminem has previously spoken about his parenting style during an interview with Rolling Stone. In the interview he revealed that he tries to "teach them right from wrong as best I can." He also explained that he always tries to set rules, boundaries, and guidelines, and that he never lays a hand on his daughters and tries not to lose his temper.

Because their father is so dedicated to giving them everything that he was never able to have, and because of his decisions to let Hailie go to a public school, this has got to be what helped shape them into the lovely, relatable women that they are today.

5 Hailie Is One Smart Cookie

Hailie Jade Scott Mathers' parents have a lot to be proud of, because according to E! News, she "graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a grade point average of at least 3.9." She has now gone on to further her education and is enrolled in university. Butshe has her parents to thank for giving her these opportunities — something that she is completely aware of.

During her graduation speech she thanked both of her parents for giving her their unwavering support and helping her to achieve her educational goals. Her academic success could have been helped by her famous dad always treatingher like his equal.

4 Hailie's Also Very Well-Liked

Apart from achieving high marks at school—she graduated with honors—Hailie is also very well-liked, and in 2013 she was voted homecoming queen of Chippewa Valley High School.

According to People magazine, Hailie won the vote, and is described by those who know her as being a "smart, athletic, and a caring young woman."

3 Alaina Is A Public Relations Student

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While it's particularly hard to find any information about Alaina Mathers, here's what we do know: she's career driven and ambitious. According to Daily Mail, the young lady is a public relations student at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Hailie (who is biologically her cousin) has also furthered her education and is reportedly studying psychology at Michigan State University.Both of these young women have not just attended high school, but have gone on to further their education, which is something that their father must be really proud of because his own school experience was really tough.

According to Biography, Eminempreviously revealed that he would have to change schools "two, three times a year." Something which he described as being rough, and led him to eventually drop out of school when he was aged 17.

2 People Have Tried To Fake Them

Because these girls are famous—thanks to their very high-profile father—they have unfortunately experienced some of the downsides of living in the public life (although Eminem has tried to shield them from as much of that as possible). This includes having their social media accounts faked. One of the most well-known incidents came about in 2012, when it appeared that an account linked to Hailie Jade Scott Mathers took aim at Taylor Swift.

Someone pretending to be Hailie tweeted, "Dear @taylorswift13, please stop whoring around with every guy you see. We all know you're only doing it so you can make another album." But luckily Eminem was quick to clear everything up. His rep told E! News that the tweet had been made by an imposter. And his daughter didn't even have a Twitter account! In fact, she still doesn't.

1 They Have A Very Loving Dad

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One of the most important things to know about Eminem's daughters is not really about them at all, but rather about their dad.

When Hailie Jade, who is Eminem's only biological daughter, was born, the rapper wasn't financially stable; he and Kim Scott hadn't planned on falling pregnant, but he did whatever he could to make ends meet. He reportedly worked long hours every week (and his rap career took a back seat), but he did this so that he could provide for his family. And that clearly took off.

According to his former employer, Mike Mazur, his attitude towards work changed completely when he became a father. Mazur told Salon in 2000,"He didn't want his daughter to grow up like he did, living from day to day and moving from week to week."

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Did Eminem ever get custody of his daughter? ›

30, 2000 -- Eminem has given up the fight for physical custody of his 5-year-old daughter. The 26-year-old rap star and estranged wife Kimberly Scott Mathers have agreed to joint legal custody of their daughter Hailie, with Mathers to have physical custody.

How many kids does Eminem biologically have? ›

Get to know the legendary rapper's three kids: Hailie, Alaina and Stevie. Eminem may be known for his tough exterior, but he's a big softie when it comes to his kids. The rapper shares three children with his ex-wife, Kim Scott: Hailie Jade Scott, Alaina Scott and Stevie Laine Scott.

What does Hailie Jade do for a living? ›

She is an actress, known for Limp Bizkit: Break Stuff (2000) and Luc Turgeon's Channel (2015).

What did Eminem sue his mom for? ›

According to an article by The Things in February 2020: Back in 1999, Deborah filed a lawsuit against her son, demanding $10 million dollars for her name being slandered in his songs, and his interviews, in addition to falsely accusing her of abusing illegal substances.

Why did Eminem adopt his daughters? ›

He adopted Alaina and Stevie because they both lacked father figures and because they were related to Kim, his ex-wife.

Who is Eminem's favorite daughter? ›

Eminem first rapped about Hailie Jade in his 1998 mixtape track "97 Bonnie and Clyde" Eminem loves nothing more than his daughter Hailie Jade Scott — and she's all grown up now. The 27-year-old influencer and podcaster was a muse for her Grammy-winning father through the years.

Why did Eminem adopt Stevie? ›

Eminem adopted Stevie in 2005, after reconciling with his ex-wife Kim and previously spoke about how he wanted to provide a stable environment for his child. The Slim Shady hitmaker also has an adopted daughter Alaina, 28, whose mother is Kim's late twin sister Dawn. Dawn died of a drug overdose in 2016.

Did Eminem take care of his niece? ›

Eminem also helped raise his niece, Alaina Marie Mathers, 26. He added she is “pretty much like a daughter to me.” Alaina's late mother was the twin sister of Eminem's ex-wife, Kim Scott. Eminem also adopted Whitney Scott Mathers, 17, his ex-wife's daughter from another relationship.

Why did Eminem adopt his niece? ›

Lainey, full name Alaina, is actually Eminem's niece, who he adopted as a child because her mother - Kim's twin sister Dawn - was unable to cope. Alaina and Hailie grew up together, with Dawn battling drug addiction before sadly passing away in 2015.

Did Eminem adopt all his kids? ›

Eminem is known for his highly successful rap career, but he is also a father of three and he doesn't take kids for granted. After he and now-ex-wife Kimberly Scott welcomed Hailie Jade Mathers in 1995, the “Lose yourself” rapper later adopted Alaina “Lainey” Marie from Kim's sister, Dawn Scott, and then Stevie Laine.

Who is Eminem ex wife? ›

What did Machine Gun Kelly say about Eminem's daughter Hailie? ›

The feud began back in 2012 when Kelly tweeted about seeing a photo of Eminem's teenage daughter Hailie. "I have to say, she is hot as f***, in the most respectful way possible cuz Em is king," he tweeted. It wasn't until six years later that Eminem responded on the song "Not Alike" from the album Kamikaze.

What businesses does Eminem own? ›

Eminem has opened other ventures, including his own record label Shady Records with his manager Paul Rosenberg. He also has his own radio channel, Shade 45 on Sirius XM Radio. Eminem began an acting career in 2002, when he starred in the hip hop drama film 8 Mile.

Did Eminem apologize to his mom? ›

But in "Headlights," the 41-year-old rapper expresses remorse for how he treated Mathers. "Never thinking about who what I said hurt, in what verse / My mom probably got it the worst / The brunt of it, but as stubborn as we are / Did I take it too far?" Slim Shady raps in the track.

How much money did Eminem give his mom? ›

In 2001, Debbie was awarded a settlement, but the eye-watering $10 million she originally pushed for was cut down to just $25,000 (£17,928).

How much of 8 Mile is true? ›

The movie 8 mile is only semi-autobiographical. However, nearly every aspect of the movie is a reflection of his life in one way or another. Lily is representative of Eminem's real life daughter Hailie.

Who raised Eminem's daughter? ›

She's the biological daughter of Eminem's ex, Kimberly Ann Scott. Whitney was conceived shortly after their divorce, and was raised in his Michigan home with sisters Hailie and Alaina. Eminem adopted Whitney, reportedly because her father suffered from a long history of drug abuse and legal issues.

How did Eminem get custody of his brother? ›

Eminem has a half-brother named Nathan, who was born in 1986 to his mom Debbie and her ex-husband Fred Samara. When Nathan was just 16 years old, Eminem gained legal custody of him after he was placed in foster care. Nathan is now 36 and has three children with his long-time girlfriend Ashley, whom he married in 2018.

Why does Eminem not talk about his other kids? ›

It is because Hailie is Eminem's only biological daughter. All of his other children aren't really his.

What did Eminem say about Christina Aguilera? ›

In Eminem's song, he mocked Christina's comments about his and Kim's marriage and then accused the songstress of giving him “VD,” or venereal disease (another term for STDs). At the time, Christina told MTV News, "I just find what he has to say disgusting ... just completely untrue."

Who is Eminem's Top 5? ›

Fans of the record-breaking rapper will know that he previously outlined his list in the 2002 track 'Till I Collapse', which goes as follows: "I got a list, here's the order of my list that it's in / It goes: Reggie, Jay-Z, 2Pac and Biggie, André from OutKast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas, and then me."

What real rappers are in 8 Mile? ›

The film, which contains autobiographical elements from Eminem's life, follows white rapper Jimmy Smith Jr. aka B-Rabbit (Eminem) and his attempt to launch a career in hip hop, a music genre dominated by African-Americans.
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What syndrome did Eminem's mom have? ›

Eminem has said in several interviews, and in his song “Cleaning Out My Closet,” that his mother suffers from Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Munchausen is an illness in which someone creates illness in others, to gain attention for themselves, and is a form of child abuse.

Does Eminem know his sister? ›

How many people did Eminem adopt? ›

Eminem is a proud father of three. He has a biological daughter named Hailie Jade Mathers, and two adopted kids named Alaina Mathers and Whitney Scott Mathers. Hailie, now 25, was born Eminem and his ex-wife, Kimberly Anne Scott, in 1995.

Why is Eminem called Jimmy? ›

While Jimmy earned his nickname because he had big ears and buck teeth as a child, Marshall Mathers also had big ears as a child, but it is reported that Mathers' nickname in real life was Mickey Mouse, which was later affectionately shortened to be Mouse.

Did Eminem date Kim Kardashian? ›

Did Eminem date a Kardashian? Despite being mentioned in a number of his tracks, Kim and the rapper stayed together for several years. They married, divorced, remarried, and in 2006 divorced again.

Are Eminem and Kim still friends? ›

Although their relationship has been on and off again, it's been over a decade since it's last been known to be on. It's not publicly known who Kim's been seeing over the last decade, if anybody at all. On a slightly positive note, Eminem and Kim ended up in a good scenario and consider themselves good friends now.

Does Eminem still make money? ›

During those years Eminem earned at least $100 million personally from record sales, touring and merchandise. That brings his total career earnings as of this writing to $380 million, conservatively.
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Who is Hailie Jade biological mother? ›

Inside the Troubled Life of Hailie Jade Scott's Mother, Eminem's Ex Kim Scott.

What did Eminem say to MGK in Not Alike? ›

Eminem addressed the 2012 tweet in "Not Alike": "If you wanna come at me with a sub, Machine Gun / And I'm talkin' to you, but you already know who the (expletive) you are, Kelly / I don't use sublims and sure as (expletive) don't sneak-diss / But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie."

Did Eminem buy his childhood home? ›

It almost makes sense for him to return to his family home when it comes time to give his studio work a proper illustration. Luckily, his mother still owns the house in which he spent part of his childhood, even though she no longer lives there.

Does Eminem own a car? ›

Porsche 911 Turbo

So the brand may be his favorite. The main difference between the 911 Turbo and the other cars we've looked at so far that Eminem owns—the 911 GT2 RS, the GT3 RS 4.0, and the Porsche Carrera GT—is that the 911 Turbo is often thought to be one of the best cars Porsche has ever made.

Where does Eminem get his money from? ›

Eminem has a $230 million net worth. With more than 170 million recordings sold over his career, he is one of the best-selling performers of all time. His records and the albums of musicians that are signed to his company, Shady Records, have brought him millions of dollars.

What did Eminem's wife get sentenced for? ›

Kim Mathers, the ex-wife of rap music superstar Eminem, was sentenced to probation and a $900 fine today in a drunken driving case from last year in Macomb County. Mathers, 41, paid the $900 fine after her sentencing in 41A District Court in Shelby Township before Judge Douglas Shepherd.

Is Eminem fastest rapper? ›

Who is the world's fastest rapper in 2022? Eminem is ranked as the second-fastest rapper in the world. He was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, and he is one of the 10 best-selling artists of all time. His first two albums sold approximately 50 million copies worldwide.

Is Eminem Left Handed? ›

Eminem. The Real Slim Shady may be underhanded, but Marshall Mathers is left-handed. In his song "Phenomenal" he even rapped about it: "I write with the left, same hand I hold the mic with/as I fight to the death, 'til my last breath."

Does Eminem have custody of Stevie? ›

Eminem adopted Stevie in 2005, after reconciling with his ex-wife Kim and previously spoke about how he wanted to provide a stable environment for his child. The Slim Shady hitmaker also has an adopted daughter Alaina, 28, whose mother is Kim's late twin sister Dawn. Dawn died of a drug overdose in 2016.

How much child support did Eminem pay? ›

Under the settlement, Eminem, born Marshall Mathers III, has agreed to pay $1,000 a week in child support, less than half of the $2,740 a week recommended by the Macomb County Friend of the Court, a division of the court system that monitors divorce cases.

Why did Eminem get custody of his niece? ›

Lainey, full name Alaina, is actually Eminem's niece, who he adopted as a child because her mother - Kim's twin sister Dawn - was unable to cope. Alaina and Hailie grew up together, with Dawn battling drug addiction before sadly passing away in 2015. Eminem also adopted Alaina's sister Whitney, who was born in 2002.

What celebrity pays the most child support? ›

Nick Cannon's child support payments

The Sun reported that he was paying out about $3 million dollars a year. Well Nick wanted to clear that up and said he pays MORE!

How much does Kevin Federline get paid? ›

How much does Kevin Federline get paid? “I work as a DJ. My income this year is approximately $3,000 per month, which I earn by traveling to various entertainment venues around the country and providing musical entertainment,” he said.

What rapper pays the most child support? ›

$200,000 a month, according to a settlement reached on Tuesday in Los Angeles superior court. Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, ended a months-long legal drama and agreed to pay that amount in child support to his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.

Who is Eminem's childhood best friend? ›

DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973 – April 11, 2006), known professionally as Proof, was an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. During his career, he was a member of the groups 5 Elementz, Funky Cowboys, Promatic, Goon Sqwad, and D12. He was a close childhood friend of rapper Eminem, who also lived in Detroit.

Who raised Eminem's kids? ›

Her mum is the famous “Kim” in Eminem's songs

Eminem, who was abandoned by his own father, often said publicly that he wanted to do better in his own parenting efforts. Mathers was raised with two stepsiblings, Alaina, Scott's sister's daughter; and Stevie, Scott's child with another man.

How many daughters did Eminem adopt? ›

But what fans rarely hear about is the two adopted daughters that changed Eminem's life. Unless you're a die-hard fanatic of the rapper, chances are the names Alaina Marie Mathers and Whitney Scott Mathers aren't entirely familiar.


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