Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, Eminem has been admired as a Hip-hop god ever since his debut in the late 90s. His struggle journey from living in a trailer park to becoming the Oscar-Winning Rapper has been an inspiration to many.
Tagged as a ‘foul-mouthed’ rapper, Eminem has a pure heart that beats for his family including his daughters. Being raised by a single mother, Eminem certainly knows the pain of an absent father. Hence, he has been a doting father who leaves no stone unturned in raising his daughters.
While he often mentions his eldest daughter Hailie in his songs, his other two daughters are a little obscure to the world. One of them is Alaina Marie Mathers, the girl who lives away from her father’s stardom. So, let’s find out everything about the eldest daughter of Eminem- Alaina Mathers in detail.
- Who is Alaina Marie Mathers?
Alaina is the eldest among Eminem's three daughters born in 1993. She is often referred to as 'Lainey' in Eminem's songs like Mockingbird.
- How old is Alaina Mathers?
Alaina just celebrated her 27th birthday on 3rd May.
- Is Alaina adopted?
Yes! She was adopted by Eminem and ex-wife Kim in the mid-2000s. She is actually the daughter of Kim's twin sister Dawn Scott.
- Why did Eminem adopt her?
Her mother Dawn was a drug addict and had a frequent run-in with the laws. She was not in the condition to raise Alaina whereas there was no whereabout her biological dad. So, in order to protect Alaina's childhood and give her a better life, Eminem and Kim ended up adopting her.
Alaina Mathers was Adopted by Eminem
Alaina Marie Mathers was born as Amanda Marie Scott on May 3, 1993. She was born in Boston, the USA to Dawn Scott, Kim’s twin sister, and her unidentified boyfriend. However, she was raised by Kim and Eminem. Due to her mother’s inability to take care of her, Eminem and then-wife Kim legally adopted Alaina in the mid-2000s.
As per reports, Eminem adopted Alaina due to Dawn’s drug addiction and frequent run-ins with the law. Eminem didn’t want her childhood to suffer as her mother did.
Growing up, she attended Cherokee at the elementary level. She then went to Seneca Middle School in Michigan. She has recently graduated from the University of Oakland with a degree in public relations.
She will soon be starting her career. But, she hasn’t shown any interest in making her career in the entertainment world, unlike his father.
Alaina Has Two Sisters: Halie and Whitney Scott
The rap guru Eminem tried his best to get Dawn out of her drug addiction and mental problem. But, his efforts all went into vain as Dawn was so exposed to drugs that she couldn’t think beyond the drugs. In order to save Alaina from the miserable life that she was passing through due to her mother, Eminem took a big decision. He took her into his custody and adopted her with laws.
Eminem raised Alaina as his own daughter with his only biological daughter Hailie Jade. Hailie too welcomed her as her own sister in the family. The two sisters are seen enjoying each other’s company. Not only Alaina, but Eminem has also adopted Whitney Scott. Whitney Scott is the daughter of his ex-wife with her partner Eric Hatter. Alaina, Hailie, and Whitney have got along well with each other. Likewise, she also has a twin brother named Parker Scott, very little is known about him.
Eminem has even mentioned his daughters in some of his albums including ‘Mockingbird’, ‘Crazy in Love’, and ‘Going through Changes’. He loves Alaina and Whitney as much as he loves Hailie. Eminem even changed her name to Alaina from Amanda after her adoption, so that she can let go of the tragedies of her past life. Likewise, he has nicknamed her Lainey.
Her Relationship with Eminem
Eminem has full custody of his daughters including Alaina. In reality, Alaina is the niece of Eminem and calls him “Uncle” even after the adoption. Even in the song Mockingbird, he has mentioned ‘Uncle’s Crazy’ noting to Alaina. Nonetheless, she has often told in various talk shows that she regards him as the father figure. He considers her the best part of his life ever since she was born. The rapper once in an interview told:
‘I have full custody of my niece and joint custody of Hailie. It’s no secret what’s going on over the past year with my ex-wife. I wouldn’t down-talk her, but with her being on the run from the cops I really had no choice but to just step up to the plate. I was always there for Hailie, and my niece has been a part of my life ever since she was born. Me and Kim pretty much had her, she’d live with us wherever we were at.”
Eminem loves Alaina along with his two daughters Hailie and Whitney. Eminem has been known as an ardent family guy in the media. And a rumor spreading around $375000 necklaces that he bought for his daughters highlights his love and devotion towards his family.
Alaina Mathers Lives a Low-key Life
Eminem has thrown light on his personal life through his songs, however, while in public he desists talking about it. The niece has definitely inherited this characteristic from her uncle AKA father-figure Eminem. She is successful in keeping her personal life under the bridge where no paparazzi can fall. Being a celebrity daughter, she even does not have an account on social media.
However, her fans have created an account by her name on Instagram. Other than this, no social media accounts of her are found. Unlike other celebrity kids, Alaina’s love life is also hidden from media. So, we can’t exactly tell whether she is single, dating or has dated before.
Dealing With Demise of Mother: Dawn Scott
Though Alaina and Dawn were never close, she did lose one important part of her life. Her biological mother Dawn Scott died in January 2016 due to a Heroin overdose. She was found dead at Motor City Trailer Park in Detroit, Michigan.
Just four months before death, Dawn revealed her struggle story to beat drug addiction. She told in the interview that Kim and Eminem weren’t helping her at all. Unfortunately, she couldn’t win the battle and took her last breath.
“I kept a light lit for hoping she’d find her way back to me. I miss her and love her more than anything I could ever say. Wish she was here so I could hug her and tell her I love her. Half of me is gone and I will never feel whole again. She made me laugh and kept me on my toes. She was the best sister and friend in the world and I will miss her until we are together again.”
Will She Step Into Her Father’s Shoes?
Alaina has shown no interest in making her career in the showbiz industry. As per multiple online sources, she even doesn’t have a regular job. It seems like Alaina Mathers is yet to make a decision about her career. Whatever she will decide, we are sure Eminem will always be there to support her with his arms open.