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Family

Betty Kresin (Grandma)

Betty Kresin is Debbie's mother. She's got six children of three different men, and the oldest one is Eminem's mother. Eminem's favorite uncle Ronnie was her son. Eminem grew up for a while at his grandma's house, but the relationship between them has since spiraled downward. The reason: Eminem wanted to release Ronnie's demo tapes, but Betty disapproved and stopped Eminem from using them. They no longer speak.

Debbie Briggs (Mom)

Debbie became pregnant at the age of 17 and married her boyfriend Marshall Mathers II. The marriage only lasted for one year, because he walked out on Debbie and Eminem. Thereafter she had several relationships. She had another baby (Eminem's half brother Nathan) in 1986. His father is Fred Samara Jr., who denied that he was his son and was sued to pay alimony. The relationship between Eminem and his mom is very bad: in 1999 she filed a lawsuit against her son (10 million dollars), because he named her in an interview a 'drug addicted alcoholic and vagabund'. Now Eminem has to pay Debbie $25,000 dollars compensation for pain and suffering. The relationship between the two is still bad.

Marshall Mathers II (Dad)

Eminem's dad married Debbie Mathers-Briggs in the year 1972, when she was already pregnant with Eminem. The marriage only lasted one year: after Marshall II walking out. Eminem never saw his father again after that. His dad tried to approach his son since Eminem became famous, but Eminem does not care about his dad and rejects any contact with him.

Ronnie Dean Polkingharn (Uncle)

Although Ronald (Ronnie) was Eminem's uncle, he was only two months older than Eminem. They grew up like brothers and you can say without overstatement that he was the only relative Eminem really loved. Ronnie committed suicide in the year 1991 at the age of 19 by shooting himself in the head. The reason is apparently because of a girlfriend at the time. It took a long time for Eminem to cope with the death of Ronnie. The dog tag Eminem wears used to be Ronnie's, his grandmother gave him the tag after he died.

Todd Nelson (Uncle)

Todd Nelson is Debbie's brother and the uncle of Eminem. Divorced first wife, Janice. Remarried Katherine. Was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter for shooting Janice's brother in self-defense. Educated in law, Todd is campaigning against asbestos use in prisons. Marshall lived with Todd for 5 years during his childhood. Today Eminem has no contact with his uncle. Todd also made the DVD 'Behind The Mask'. "It never occurs to me that he's famous," Nelson said. "I changed his diapers when he was a kid." Todd has recently shot himself in his car. He was depressed because the police wouldn't remove a dog that was threatening his family.

Kim Scott (Ex-Wife)

A well known name, mentioned thought out, most of Eminem's lyrics, on-again off again wife Kim.The two knew each other, when Kim was only 13 and Eminem 15, started dating in high school. Eminem and Kim had a child together in 1995, named Hailie, and also both adopted Alaina together. After the break ups and make ups for the past 10 years, the two tied the knot on June 14 1999. After only being married for one year, Eminem filed for a divorce because he saw Kim, kissing another man. The two reconciled but not for long. Kim filed for a divorce in march. Kim also has a another child called Whitney, she was the "love child" between Eric Halter and Kim. Eminem and Kim re-married January 12, 2006. The marriage lasted 72days. They recently got again, divorce was finalized on December 22, 2006.

Nathan Briggs (Half Brother)

Nathan , also known as Nate was born on the 3rd of February, 1986 out of a relationship between Debbie Mathers and Fred Samara Jr. Nate and Eminem have a very close relationship and they spend a lot of time together. Eminem also brings Nate along on his tours, such as "the up in smoke tour". Apparently Nate is living with Eminem.

Hailie Jade Mathers (Daughter)

Hailie was born December 25, 1995. Eminem just loves Hailie to death and points it out in nearly every song he writes and all his interviews. Eminem wants to be a better father to Hailie, better than what his father was too him. Some songs Hailie has featured in are "97'Bonnie & Clyde", "Doe Rae Me" and "My Dad's gone Crazy"'. Since Kim and Eminem's divorce, they both share cousdy of Hailie.

Amanda Marie Scott

Amanda, also known as Alaina, is Kim's twin sisters child. Aliaina is also a twin. Alinia has lived most of her life with Eminem and Kim. Eminem and Kim have adopted alina out, and Eminem thinks of anlina as his daughter, and Hailie thinks of alaina as a sister.

Whitney Hartter

She is the daughter of Kim Scott and Eric Hartter. Kim was cheating on Eminem with Eric Hartter when Eminem was on tour. When he went back home, he found out that Kim was Pregnant with Eric Hartter's baby. Eminem was going to adopt Whitney in 2006, but since Eminem and kim's divorce, she won't allow it.

Steven Nelson

Had a (non-fatal) stroke after Ronnie's suicide. Betty Kresin says it was a result of the stress

Janice

Divorced from Todd. In the documentary Debbie describes Janice as a "fighter" and they argue over Korey's wish to live with Debbie and Nathan

Betty Renee

Now Eminem's live-in housekeeper in his gated mansion in Clinton township, Michigan, together with her husband Jack and their 3 kids. Betty Kresin says that Renee attacked her with mace when she was selling Eminem T-shirts

Korey Nelson

Lives with his father, Todd. Still in High School, excelling in mechanics. Thought to feature as the young, snubbed autograph-seeker in Eminem's hit single, Stan



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