Marshall Bruce Mathers III had an unstable childhood as he moved from school to school every now and then. As a young boy, he was the target of violent bullying both in the neighborhood and in the streets around him. Mathers became a boy struggling to find his identity and it made him somewhat a recluse as a child. He found comfort in his bedroom most of the time sketching his own imaginary reality and living in relative peace.
He worked at several jobs to help his struggling mother and his love for music grew gradually when he was a teenager. He would blast the stereo and write songs while his mother is out playing bingo and that was how music gradually won his heart. He garnered more attention after developing the sadistic Slim Shady as his alter ego. Today, Eminem is regarded as one of the world’s best selling artists of all time.
Date of Birth: October 17, 1972
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Eminem is one of those artists who always include his family issues in his music. If you have been a religious fan of his songs, then you’ll know a thing or two about his family members but this write up would do justice to let you in on the basic details about his family. He had a troubled family upbringing but strives daily to be the better version of himself for his daughters. Read on to know all there is to know…
Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr. (father)
Date of Birth: June 30, 1951
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Marshall met Debbie when she was fifteen and they soon started dating. After their wedding, things turned sour quickly and they parted ways. He never made contact with his ‘family’ after he left though his son made several failed attempts at reconnecting. Slim Shady sent so many rejected letters to his father but as soon as fame shone on him, Papa Marshall decided it was time to announce himself to his son. The construction worker went on to write a public letter on how he always loved his son and how it was Debbie that painted a wrong impression about him.
Deborah Rae Nelson (mother)
Date of Birth: January 6, 1955
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
She got pregnant at the young age of seventeen then got married to Mathers. Their marriage did not last more than a year and they both parted ways. Marshall never had a good relationship with Debbie even before he was famous. She is no stranger to the world as her son tells it all from the offensive lyrics to their real life court cases; it is evident the kind of relationship they share.
Eminem was angry with his mum for a lot of reasons. He blamed her for not having a father figure in his life saying she was behind their failed relationship. Being a young mother, Debbie never had it easy and she literally never had a job so it became the responsibility of the growing Marshall to raise his half brother Nate.
After he became popular, she tried to make up with him but it was never successful until he discovered she had cancer. He apologised to her on hearing this sad news and ever since then, they have tried to maintain a cordial relationship. Since their reunion, he has tried to correct the negative image he painted of her to his kids and the world at large through his music.
Deborah was remarried twice after her relationship ended with Mathers and she had one more child Nathan.
Nathan Kane Samara (half-brother from mother side)
Date of Birth: February 3, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Nathan though a half brother is as close to the rap legend as his own blood brother would have been. Deborah at some point was with Fred Samara and she had Nathan for him. According to Eminem, Nate was frequently abused by Debbie who constantly pretended he was ill. It was later revealed that she acted this way because of her Munchausen syndrome. Kane was taken away from Deborah when he clocked ten by the state and left off at a foster home.
While they were together, Marshall developed a soft spot for his little brother that had remained till date. All through the years as Eminem became more famous, Nate was never neglected and is today an aspiring rapper and personal trainer. The brothers spend a lot of time together and Samara even appeared on several of Eminem’s tours.
Sarah Mathers (half sister from father side)
According to her, she found out in 2005 that she was siblings to the famous rap musician. She is the half sister he has from his father’s side and since the discovery; Sarah has been trying to make contact with the music legend. She works as a Californian waitress but there is no news as to whether he has reached out to his ‘estranged’ sister.
Michael Mathers (half brother from father side)
Michael was also born to Mathers after he left Debbie. Like his sister Sarah, he has been trying to reconnect with Eminem. The estranged siblings once went to one of his concerts with the intention of meeting the rap star. They got backstage and claimed that Eminem saw them but made no attempt to reciprocate their effort and acknowledge their presence.
Kimberly Anne Scott (ex-wife)
Duration of Marriage: 1999 – 2001; 2006 – 2006
Date of Birth: January 9, 1975
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Their story is pretty much similar to that of childhood sweethearts but with very twisted sidelines. Kim was thirteen when she met the 15 year-old young boy. They fell in love in college and in a short while had a love child. They later got married and their relationship became the fuel for some of the most controversial, violent songs that have ever been released to the great American public.
Their union was highly dysfunctional but their feisty passion was deep enough to keep them together for a long time. They divorced in 2001 and stayed in touch for the sake of their child. In 2006, they got back together and did not last for up to six months before finally calling it quits. Since their final split, the ex-lovers have maintained an amicable friendship for the sake of the children between them.
Hailie Jade Mathers (daughter with Kim Scott)
Date of Birth: December 25, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
She was born at the time when Eminem was still a young wannabe. He worked 60-hours a week at that time trying his best to meet the needs of his growing family. The hip hop king was desperately trying to give his daughter the best life as he did not want her to taste half of what he did as a child. Hallie has grown up to be beautiful young woman and she handles her social status quite well.
Alaina Marie Mathers (adopted daughter)
Date of Birth: May 3, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Kim had a twin sister named Dawn and she was a troubled young lady. Both Kim and Dawn had alcoholics as parents but Dawn was unlucky to pick up this habit. She did not just take on drinking but she started doing drugs and this eventually led to her death in January 2016.
Dawn had a daughter named Alaina and after her sad death, Alaina was adopted into the Mathers family. The young beauty seems to have had a great upbringing as she is now a happy adult.
Whitney Scott Mathers (adopted daughter from Kim Scott)
Date of Birth: April 16, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Kim met Eric Hatter while she divorced Eminem for the first time. They got together and Whitney was born. By the time she reconciled with the rap artist, Whitney was already a toddler and he took her in as his.