Rap sensation Eminem is known for being father to Hailie, about whom he has rapped in several of his tracks.
But the global superstar, 50, is also father to two other children – the oldest being 19-year-old Alaina (Lainey) and his youngest child, Stevie.
Lainey’s biological mother is Dawn Scott, the late sister of Eminem’s ex-wife Kim who was adopted by the couple in the 1990s. But 20-year-old Stevie is Kim’s biological child and was born when Kim and the rapper were separated.
Their biological father is Eric Hartter, but when Kim and Eminem got back together in 2005 the rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, adopted Stevie as his own. The couple remarried in 2006 but were divorced again by the end of the year.
Hartter died in August 2019 from a cocaine and fentanyl overdose in an abandoned house in Detroit, Michigan following years of drug addiction.
Eminem’s youngest child, 20-year-old Stevie (pictured) was born Whitney but came out as non-binary in 2021 and revealed their gender identification journey on TikTok. Stevie is the biological child of Kim Scott and her one-time partner Eric Hartter, but when Kim got back together with Eminem, the rapper adopted her
Now, Stevie lives a quiet life in Michigan with their long-distance boyfriend, TikToker Declan Jace, cat Sully and pet dog after coming out as non-binary two years ago.
Following her birth in April 2002, they were formally adopted by Eminem in 2005 when he and Kim got back together.
In 2021, 20-year-old Stevie, who was born Whitney, announced on their TikTok channel that they were gender fluid and would from now on alternate pronouns between he, she and they.
Posting a TikTok video about their gender identity which included old photos of Whitney, they spoke of ‘becoming more comfortable’ with themselves.
Stevie posted a TikTok video of themselves throughout their journey to becoming non-binary in which they detailed once going by she/her pronouns, but now alternating between she/her, they/them and he/him
They posted the hashtag ‘gender fluid and ‘bi’ and also explained their new pronouns.
Through their TikTok channel, Stevie has revealed snippets of what it was like growing up as the daughter of Eminem and Kim Scott, while hiding their sexuality and gender identity.
In a recent video, Stevie revealed they had once looked up ‘girls kissing’ on their mother’s iPad and later blamed it on a cousin when Kim asked about the search.
Back in 2021, around the same time they revealed their gender-fluidity, Stevie recalled finding out they were adopted in an apparent dig at their parents.
Stevie sported short blonde hair and a gray hoodie in the video, which was filmed close-up.
They lip synced along to captions that seemed to recount a real-life incident in which someone had informed them that they were adopted.
‘He’s not your real dad,’ said the unnamed person. ‘You’re adopted.’
Stevie appeared to lip sync a denial, before approaching their adopted father (given name: Marshall Mathers III), though the rapper seemed to have falsely claimed to be their biological father.
‘You’re my real dad right? am i adopted [sic]?’ they recounted asking.
‘I am your real dad,’ the father figure allegedly replied.
Then Stevie claimed they were ‘sent an article of my biological dads death [sic],’ which they showed to their grandmother.
‘I’m sorry they wouldn’t tell you about him,’ Stevie recounted their grandmother saying.
They concluded the video by lip syncing the line ‘That must be so confusing for a little girl’ from the Adventure Time song Remember Me, which was played behind the video.
While most of Stevie’s disclosures about their life and childhood are made through snippets of TikTok videos, their older sisters, Lainey and Hailie, have also previously revealed a little bit about their youngest sibling.
Speaking on Hailie’s Just a Little Shady podcast, which is named in ode to her father’s Slim Shady alter-ego, last November, the sisters joked about how Stevie was allowed to do a lot more at a younger age while they were subject to more strict upbringings.
Alaina recalled how, as the oldest sibling, she was ‘always getting in trouble’ while her sisters seemed to get away with more. In particular, she spoke about her birthday party when she was in the sixth grade.
She said: ‘I wanted to wear a two-piece bathing suit and I wasn’t allowed. And I was like, Stevie came out the womb in a two-piece bathing suit, basically!’
Alaina is the oldest sibling in the Mathers family and was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Mathers and Kim Scott, when her mother Dawn got in trouble with police while battling drug addiction.
She was raised alongside the couple’s biological daughter, Hailie, who is two years her junior, before Stevie came along.
In 2016, Alaina’s mother was found dead in a caravan park in Detroit, Michigan after an apparent heroin overdose.
Alaina, also known as Lainey, uses her Instagram account to reveal details about her private and family life, including her battle with depression and anxiety.
She also uses the account to promote her book club, which she started during lockdown.