Eminem often quite literally made a song and dance about his then-infant daughter Hailie in tracks such as "Hailie's Song" and "Mockingbird" — but whatever happened to the little girl we learned about through Marshall Mathers' music?
Despite her turbulent upbringing, Hailie has grown up to be an accomplished young woman and below is a roundup of everything we know about Eminem's daughter; Hailie Mathers (Hailie Jade Scott Mathers).
Sister From Another Mister
Born on Christmas Day in 1995, Hailie grew up with her cousin Alaina Mathers, who was adopted by Eminem and his then-wife Kim after her parents (her mother was Kim's twin sister) were unable to take care of her.
As you might expect, Alaina and Hailie Mathers remain close to this day and they even spent last Christmas together with their significant others.
Hailie and Alaina (who was formally adopted in 2002) also have a younger sister named Whitney, the product of of Kim's relationship with another man. Eminem has full custody of Whitney, while some reports suggest he's gone so far as officially adopting her. He said of whitney Scott Mathers in 2005:
"I'm in love with that girl, man. She's so sweet and funny."
Daddy's Little Girl
Although Eminem and Kim weren't always the perfect parents, they clearly did everything they could to raise their daughter right, and Hailie has been forthcoming about praising her folks and all they've done for her.
In her high school yearbook, when asked who the most influential people in her life were, Hailie responded:
My mother and father because they have pushed me to be the person I am and have given me all the support to achieve what I have.
Top Of The Class
Despite her father's high profile and vast wealth, Hailie's parents were keen for their daughter to have as normal an upbringing as possible. Unlike the children of many celebrities, she was sent to a public school near her native Detroit.
While attending the Chippewa Valley High School, Hailie was a star pupil, graduating with a 3.9 grade point average (that's basically an A+ for those non-Americans out there) in 2014. She was given the prestigious Summa Cum Laude status for her impressive achievement.
Looks like Hailie is set to be as successful as her famous father!
While Eminem plowed his creative energy into music and lyrics, Haile has more of a penchant for the visual arts. While at school the now-20-year-old was in Art Club. She also has athletic and academic leanings, having been a member of the volleyball team, the National Honor Society and the Student Council.
Seems like she's a girl of many talents, just like her poetry-spitting papa.
Hailie doesn't just have impressive academic abilities. She was also crowned homecoming queen when she graduated high school in 2014.
Although you can only see Hailey's mom Kim in the above video, Eminem was also in attendance. He watched the ceremony from the school cafeteria because he didn't want to steal his daughter's moment in the spotlight. Now that's a good dad.
Another parent in attendance at the graduation explained:
"Hailie came out with her mother Kim [Scott] when she was introduced with all the other kids but her father watched from inside the school because he didn't want to cause a scene — he wanted Hailie to have her own moment."
Hailie has continue with her academic life by enrolling as a student at Michigan State University, where she is reportedly pursuing a degree in psychology or entrepreneurship.
You go, girl!
Are you surprised at everything that Eminem's daughter; Hailie Mathers has achieved?
[Source: E! News]