Eminem’s Daughter Graduates From High School, Reminds Us That We Are All Really Old
The 18-year-old achieved Summa Cum Laude status given to those who achieve a 3.9 or above Grade Point Average at her school in Clinton, Michigan.
Hailie thanked her parents for helping her succeed at school.
Asked by the school’s website to name her most important influences, Hailie said: “My mother and father are because they have pushed me to be the person I am and have given me all the support to achieve what I have.”
She also stated that she is heading to Michigan State University and her career plans were in “psychology” or becoming an “entrepreneur.”
The Macomb Daily News reported that Eminem, 41, watched on from inside the school because “he didn’t want to cause a scene”. One parent said, “he opened the door and looked out like, “that’s my daughter!” He just looked like a proud father.”
Eminem: Early Life
1972–95: Early life and beginnings
Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr. (born c. 1951) and Deborah R. “Debbie” Nelson (born 1955). Eminem is of English, German, Scottish, and Swiss descent. His parents were in a band called Daddy Warbucks, playing in Ramada Inns along the Dakota-Montana border before their relationship went sour. Bruce left the family shortly thereafter, moving to California. Bruce later had two other children, Michael and Sarah (born c. 1982), while Debbie later had a son named Nathan Kane “Nate Kane” Samara (born February 3, 1986).
During childhood, Eminem and Debbie shuttled between Missouri and Michigan, rarely staying in one house for more than a year or two and mostly living with family members. In Missouri, they lived in various cities and towns, including Saint Joseph, Savannah, and Kansas City, before finally settling in Warren, Michigan when Eminem was eleven. As a teen, Eminem wrote letters to his father Bruce. According to Debbie, all of these came back “return to sender.” Friends and family contend Eminem was a happy child but also “a bit of a loner” who often was bullied; one such persecutor, De’Angelo Bailey, beat Eminem so significantly that he suffered a severe head injury. In response, Debbie Nelson filed a lawsuit against the school in 1982, but the case was dismissed the following year.
Eminem spent much of his formative years living in a largely black lower-middle-class Detroit neighborhood. He and Debbie were one of three white households on their block, and Eminem was confronted and beaten up by African-Americans on several occasions.
As a child, Eminem developed an interest in storytelling and aspired to become a comic book artist before discovering hip hop. His home life was seldom stable, and Eminem frequently fought with his mother, who was once described by a social worker as having a “very suspicious, almost paranoid personality.” Debbie bristled at any suggestion that she was less than an ideal mother when her son became famous, contending that she sheltered Eminem and was responsible for his success.
In 1987, Debbie allowed runaway Kimberly Ann “Kim” Scott to stay at their home; several years later, Eminem would begin an on-and-off relationship with Kim.
At the age of 14, he began rapping with high-school friend Mike Ruby, the two adopting the names “Manix” and “M&M,” which soon morphed into Eminem. After spending three years in ninth grade due to truancy and poor grades, he dropped out of Lincoln High School at age 17.
Eminem : Relationship with Kim
Kim is the ex-wife of Eminem and mother of Hailie Jade. She cheated on him, they divorced, and then got back together and got married again, after their marriage she cheated on him, and they got divorced again. On July 7, 2000, Kimberly Scott attempted suicide by slashing her wrists. Scott sued Eminem for defamation after he depicted her violent death in his song Kim. Many of Eminem’s songs mention Kim. As she was the basis of many of his earlier more violent songs.
1987-1996: First Meeting, Started Dating, and Break-up
Kim Mathers first met Eminem in 1987 when Eminem was standing on a table shirtless rapping LL Cool J’s “I’m Bad”. When she was 15, Kim and her sister, Dawn, moved in with Eminem and his mother after running away from home. Shortly after, Eminem and Kim started dating. Beginning their sixteen-year love-and-hate relationship.
Eminem and Kim dated from 1989-1996 before getting married for the first time. During that time period, Kim got pregnant with their daughter, Hailie, in 1995. On Christmas Day of that same year, Kim gave birth to Hailie. Also during that time period, Kim and Eminem started the hate part of their relationship. After their breakup in 1996, Eminem moved back to 8 Mile while Kim and Hailie moved into a one-bedroom apartment which is said in Mockingbird.
1998-2001: Reconciliation, Marriage, Arrests, and Divorce
Eminem and Kim reconciled and one year later, Eminem’s career started taking off at the beginning of 1999. The couple got married for the first time on June 14, 1999. Only three guests appeared at the wedding, including Debbie Mathers, Eminem’s mother. After the wedding, Eminem went back to Los Angeles to get ready for his first tour. Leaving Kim and Hailie, then four-years old, only at their home in Detroit. Due to Eminem’s traveling, Kim had to suffer depression and loneliness throughout the first marriage. Both of them, had their shared habits of infidelity, uses of drugs and alcohol.
Kim’s affairs became public at a nightclub in Warren, Michigan in June 2000. Where Eminem came to the nightclub to surprise Kim after being gone for so long. The previous night, Eminem was arrested in Royal Oak, Michigan for pulling out a gun during an argument with Douglas Dail. Unfortunately, Kim was seen kissing John Guerrera, the bouncer of the nightclub. Eminem came up, assaulted Guerrera, and was arrested for assault. Eminem recreated the arrest in the skit on his third album The Eminem Show called “The Kiss (Skit)”. Eminem was then charged with assault and possession of a concealed weapon, and pleaded guilty to both charges. He received two years probation.
After the arrest, Eminem released his hit single “Kim”, a song that tells the story of Eminem murdering Kim in response to the affair. On July 7, 2000, Kim and her sister attended Eminem’s concert for the Up in Smoke Tour. Kim said that Eminem promised that he wouldn’t play “Kim” at the concert, but he decided to play it. He also used a blow-up doll to pretend to be Kim by physically abusing it. Kim, sad and embarrassed, left the show and go a car accident. When she got back to their Detroit home, Kim attempted suicide by slashing her wrists, and ended up in the hospital the next day.
After the suicide attempt, Eminem filed for divorce, and Kim sued him for defamation for her death song “Kim”. In December 2000, Eminem and Kim reconciled and called off the divorce proceedings. On March 2, 2001, Kim filed for divorce from Eminem. Making it the second time divorce has been filed during their first marriage. On July 8, 2001, Kim was arrested for disturbing the peace by riding a jet ski under the influence of alcohol. While escorting her to the county jail, police found cocaine in the backseat. The first divorce was finalized October 11, 2001.
2001-2004: Years of being single
After the divorce, Eminem has been reportedly dating Mariah Carey from 2001-2002, but Carey denied that they were dating. Eminem was awarded full custody of Alaina, his adopted niece, and Hailie. Meanwhile, Kim gave birth to Whitney to a man she had been dating at the time. For Eminem, he was at the top of his game with the release of The Eminem Show album and 8 Mile.
On July 1, 2003, Kim was arrested for possession of cocaine, driving with license suspended, and failure to use due care while passing a stationary emergency vehicle. Kim pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years probation. After her arrest, Kim later checked into rehab for alcohol and drug addiction.
After Kim came out of rehab in 2004, Eminem asked for Kim to stay at his Detroit mansion just to spend time with their children. During that time period, Eminem and Kim made up and started dating again. Restarting their love-hate relationship.
On April 6, 2006, Eminem filed for divorce for the second time. Eminem and Kim agreed to share custody of their daughter Hailie, while Eminem received full custody of Alaina and Kim’s daughter Whitney.
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