Dubbed the “Rap God,” Eminem, born Marshal Matters, has won the world some thirty years ago and is still an icon. He stunned many with his ability to rattle off lyrics with such a speed that impresses even today. His songs are meaningful and deep and most of them express his personal struggles a lot of people can relate to.
Throughout the years, he accomplished a lot and won numerous awards, but this rapper considers being a good dad his greatest accomplishment in life. He has three daughters, Hailie, his biological child whom he had with his school sweetheart, infamous Kimberly Anne “Kim” Scott. His adopted daughter Whitney Scott Matters is Hailie’s half-sister and Eminem’s ex’s biological child. After Kim and her then boyfriend started using substances and got addicted, Eminem stepped in for Whitney. The rapper’s second adopted daughter is Alaina Marie Mathers, whose mom is Kim’s twin sister, Dawn Scott.
Eminem is a devoted father and very proud of his girls.
His daughter Hailie was raised in Detroit, Michigan, and her time was split between her parents’ after the two separated. Despite her dad being one of the most famous names in the world, she never really lived under the spotlight. Hailie did appear in some of her dad’s music spots, like “Mockingbird,” when she was still just a little child, but never followed into his footsteps.
Today, she’s 24 years old and has an Instagram account with more than 2 million followers. Hailie is an influencer who often posts beauty tips. Although she never posts photos of her dad, she says the two are extremely close.
“She has been my main source of drive and motivation, especially when she was first born. I did not have a career yet, I did not have money, I did not have a place to live. I think that kicked me in the a *** harder knowing, ‘How am I going to raise her?”, he said in 2002.
“She’s always been the driving force for me to stay busy, stay focused, always been my number one reason for fear of failure. I can’t fail. I can’t have her grow up and not be able to say, ‘My dad succeeded”.
Eminem only spoke of Hailie in a handful of interviews because he wanted to protect her and keep her out of the public eye. Recently, however, he went on Mike Tyson’s podcast, “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,” and spoke of his fatherhood.
Asked about Hailie, he said he couldn’t believe how fast she grew up. “No babies, she has a boyfriend, but she’s doing good. She’s made me proud for sure. She’s graduated from college.”
“I have a niece that I have helped raised, too, pretty much like a daughter to me, and she is 26,” he said of his daughters on the podcast. “And then I have a younger one that’s 17 now. So 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.”
Source close to the family said that Hailie and boyfriend Evan McClintock started dating four years ago and are serious.
“Evan studied economics and is a keen golfer, there’s a huge difference! Hailie’s family have welcomed Evan, they are a fantastic young couple who love cosy nights in rather than hard partying,” the source told Daily Mail.
Eminem is an incredible father and an example that no matter what life brings and no matter the troubled upbringing one can turn into an amazing parent just the way he did. His daughters are happy to have such father figure in their lives.