Anyone familiar with the hip-hop industry would recognize almost at a glance the name Hailie Jade Scott-Mathers. But for those who aren’t well versed with hip-hop and rap, Hailie is the daughter of rap legend Eminem. She has been mentioned in several of his songs, and there is no doubt on anyone’s mind that her father loves her so much he is willing to go to lengths to keep her happy and safe. Part of this is how he tries his best to keep her out of the limelight, and even goes against anyone in the rap industry who tries to use her name for recognition on their songs.
But Hailie isn’t just a daddy’s girl. She’s also a working class lady with a life that is far from the ups and downs of the hip-hop industry. Here, we take a look at just who the beautiful lady really is.
Who Exactly is Hailie Jade Scott-Mathers?
Hailie Jade was born on the 25th day of December, 1995 to famous American rapper, record producer and actor, Marshall Bruce Mathers III (stage name Eminem) and Kimberly Anne Scott. Hailie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, United States. She’s of English, German, Swiss and Scottish descent. Her full name is Hailie Jade Scott-Mathers, combining the two last names of her parents (Scott and Mathers).
Hailie has two sisters, both of whom her father adopted, they are Alaina Marie Mathers and Whitney Scott Mathers. Alaina is the daughter of Kimberly’s (Hallie’s mother) twin sister, Dawn. Despite all the troubles that have faced Marshall and Kimberly, both parents have been able to give their love and support for the success of Hailie, even succeeding in keeping her out of their fights. Hailie didn’t go without experiencing some of the fallout, however.
Hailie Jade Scott-Mathers was born before Eminem and Kim got married. Her father and mother met in high school when one day during lunch break, Eminem—who was 15 years old at the time—stood on one of the tables and rapped his own version of LL Cool J’s I’m Bad. The rap style (as well as his dreams of becoming a famous rapper) impressed Kim so much that a few weeks after that day in 1989 she ran away with her twin sister from home to go live with Eminem and his mother Debbie Mathers. The stated reason for running away from home was the abusive and alcoholic nature of Kim’s parents.
From there, their relationship blossomed, though it was met with dysfunctionality as Eminem struggled hard to get his career going while balancing bills, life in a crime-filled neighborhood and Kim getting pregnant. The hardship continued as Eminem took a job as a dishwasher working 60-hour weeks for six months just to put food on the table. Five days before Hailie’s first birthday (and Christmas), he got fired from the job. As a baby, Hailie had no idea about what her father was going through, but Eminem has opened up about how it was hard that he couldn’t provide for his baby girl.
Out of desperation, he signed with FBT Productions to release his debut album Infinite, which met with commercial failure. The criticisms and weak reception of the album got so bad Eminem became bitter and developed his alter ego called Slim Shady, shifting his lyrics more on rape, murder and drug use. Despite this change, Eminem has stated that he has also been a father first, remarking on how he would drop whatever he was doing if there were important things going on in Hailie’s life.
Hailie would prove to be her father’s driving force, and she would get mentioned (and even featured) in several of her father’s songs. Hailie’s Song was written in 2002 when Eminem was granted visiting rights after his divorce with Kim, and Mockingbird is dedicated entirely to her. He also mentions Alaina on the song, and expresses his love for both of them. She is also the reason the song My Dad’s Gone Crazy was made, as Eminem mentioned, he was with her and Dr. Dre in the studio when she started running around saying “Somebody please help me! I think my dad’s gone crazy!”
Hailie Jade Scott-Mathers studied at Chippewa Valley High School, where she graduated with a 3.9 GPA and the Summa Cum Laude status. She also got her bit of internet fame was she was crowned homecoming queen in 2013. She thanked both her parents for the support and drive they gave her. Hailie is also talented in visual arts and athleticism. She was in the Arts Club as well as on the school’s volleyball team. Additionally, she a member of the Student Council and the National Honor Society.
Hallie graduated from Michigan State University, where she studied psychology, however, she is good at visual arts, academics, and athletics. She is studying for a degree in Psychology at Michigan State University.
She has mentioned considering a career as a social media influencer and with the followers she has on Instagram, that could prove a worthwhile path.
Is Eminem’s Daughter Dating Anyone?
Hailie Jade Scott-Mathers is, as of this writing, in a relationship. On her Instagram profile she has shared pictures of her and her boyfriend— Evan McClintock, whom she met while she was in college. They have been together since 2016, and judging by the length of time, it’s safe to say her parents approve of the relationship.
Evan has a BA in Economics, and attended Rochester College where he studied Business, Marketing, Managements and Related Support Services. His LinkedIn page verifies that he is a New Business Development Executive at FakR.