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Eminem’s Kids: Everything To Know About The Rapper’s 3 Children

Eminem, 50, has enjoyed a successful rapping career over the years, which has awarded him 15 Grammy wins and a spot at the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside other iconic hop-hop and rap stars, Dr. Dre, Mary J. BligeSnoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar. Along the way, he’s had three special people cheering him on. The “Lose Yourself” crooner is a proud father to three children, all of whom share a special bond with their famous dad. He has a biological daughter named Hailie Jade Mathers, 27, and also adopted two kids: Alaina Mathers, 29, and 21-year-old Whitney Scott Mathers, the latter of whom came out as non-binary in Aug. 2021 and now goes by Stevie Laine.

Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers III, grew up without a father figure, so he takes his job as a dad very seriously. He’s always shown his children an outpouring of love, and has even mentioned them in many of his hit songs. “When I think about my accomplishments, like that’s probably the thing that I’m the most proud of, you know, is that — is being able to raise kids,” he gushed on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson in 2020. Below, learn everything there is to know about Eminem’s three special children.

Hailie Jade Mathers

Hailie, the only biological child of Eminem and his ex-wife, Kimberly Anne Scott, was born on Dec. 25, 1995. Eminem and Kim got married in 1999 but divorced in 2001. However, the pair rekindled years after and got remarried in 2006, only to get divorced again that same year. After their second split, Eminem and Kim agreed to joint custody of Hailie.

Today, Hailie is a social media personality with an Instagram following of over 3 million fans. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2018 with a psychology degree and 3.9 GPA “She’s made me proud for sure,” Eminem said of Hailie on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson in 2020.

Eminem has referenced Hailie in many of his songs, including “Going Through Changes” and the aptly-titled, “Hailie’s Song.” In the latter song, the rapper credits his daughter for holding his life together and raps, “My insecurities could eat me alive, but then I see my baby / Suddenly I’m not crazy, it all makes sense when I look into her eyes.”

In 2022, Hailie launched the Just A Little Shady podcast (note the reference to her father!), on which she speaks about pop culture and her life. In the first episode, she spoke about what it was like growing up with a famous dad and painted him as a caring and involved parent. “It’s so fun to look back [at my life] … thinking back as an adult, I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s so, so surreal,’ ” she gushed.

Hailie even reminisced on a specific memory that occurred at Disney World that jumps out to her. “We went to Florida, my dad was working on something, and he set up for us to do, like, the limo and take it to Disney and we did the princess tea party, and he had the dresses waiting for us,” she remembered. “Even then, at the time, we were so happy and so excited, but we didn’t get to appreciate that moment as much as now when we talk about it and think back on it.”

However, a few episodes later, Hailie admitted she used to be “bothered” that she was always associated with her famous father. “Does it bother me when I get asked about my dad?” she asked during a Sept. 2022 episode, during which she answered fan questions. “Because a lot of questions were about my dad.”

“The best way to say this is yes and no… Honestly, it’s to a point. I obviously expect it,” she noted. “And there’s certain things I can understand why people are just genuinely curious about, as anyone would be when you’ve kind of grown up half in the spotlight.” She added, “Once it gets past that point though, I’m like, ‘I’m a person too.’”

Hailie launched another huge milestone the following year: She became engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Evan McClintock!

Alaina Marie Mathers

Alaina is the biological daughter of Kim Scott’s twin sister, Dawn Scott. She was adopted at a young age by Eminem and Kim while Dawn struggled with substance abuse, which eventually led to her fatal overdose in 2016. “My niece has been a part of my life ever since she was born,” Eminem told Rolling Stone in 2004. “Me and Kim pretty much had her, she’d live with us wherever we was at.”

Alaina, who goes by the nickname Lainey, graduated from Oakland University in 2017, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She currently lives in Detroit, Mich. and seems to be flourishing. It’s not clear if she has a 9-5 job or is a full-time influencer, as she boasts 80,000 followers on her Instagram page and routinely posts about her travel adventures and her relationship with her fiance, Matt Moeller, who she dated throughout college.

She and Matt got engaged in Dec. 2021 on a rooftop terrace at The Monarch Club in Detroit. “this moment. this life,” she wrote alongside a carousel of snaps from the special moment. ” yes a hundred times over. I LOVE YOU”.

Since childhood, Alaina has enjoyed a special bond with Eminem and his other kids. While Alaina is technically Eminem’s niece, the two act as father and daughter. In his 2004 song “Mockingbird,” Eminem raps about his relationship with Alaina. “Lainey, uncle’s crazy ain’t he, yeah but he loves you girl and you better know it,” the Grammy winner sings, later adding,
“Lainey I’m talking to you too, Daddy’s still here. I like the sound of that, yeah, it’s got a ring to it, don’t it?”

Stevie Laine


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Stevie Laine is the child of Kim and Eric Hartter, a man from a prior relationship. After Kim and Eminem’s 2001 split, Kim conceived Stevie, who was born in 2002, with Eric. When Eminem and Kim reconciled, he adopted Stevie in 2005. Stevie’s father, Eric, reportedly battled drug addiction, and he died in 2020 at the age of 40.

On Aug. 7, Stevie revealed via TikTok that they are non-binary and would now be going by their new name. Steve shared the news with a transformative video that they captioned, “Forever growing and changing.” Steve had previously come out as bisexual in 2017.

Stevie has mostly stayed out of the spotlight moreso than Eminem’s other two children. In his 2010 track, “Going Through Changes,” the singer rapped about all three kids. “Hailie, this one is for you, Whitney and Alaina, too, I still love your mother, that’ll never change, think about her every day, we could never get it together, hey.”

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