Then And Now: The Evolution Of Eminem’s Daughter (23 Photos)

Hailie Mathers is all grown up and we haven't thought about her in years. In fact, it probably makes a lot of us feel old when we see pictures of her because we still see her as the little girl in Eminem’s arms that he used to talk about.

About a year ago a photo on IG went viral and it was then that Hailie Mathers came back in focus and we realized that she was all grown up. It’s easy to think that a girl who grew up with her father making millions would be a bit of a socialite herself but that wasn’t the way that Eminem raised her.

He kept things normal for her during her childhood and although he could give her a better life than the one he had, she didn’t grow up entitled and even went ahead to get her college degree. She is a down-to-earth girl who just wants to have a normal life out of the spotlight.

We brought fans a ton of information to update them on what Eminem’s girl has been doing all these years. Check out the evolution of Eminem’s daughter Hailie Mathers in these 23 photos.

23 Hailie Mathers Is A Daddy’s Girl

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It goes without saying that Hailie Mathers is a daddy’s girl. When asked if she was close to her father, she told People magazine, “Of course, we are very close.” Back in the '90s it was a lot easier for a celebrity to have a private life but now with social media, it’s almost impossible. We knew about Hailie because of the songs that her dad wrote about her.

In high school, she was once asked who the most influential people in her life were. As E! News reports, she said, "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."

22 She Was Added To The Guinness Book Of World Records

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You might ask yourself how on earth she managed to get in the Guinness Book Of World Records. Well, one day Eminem decided to take Hailie to the recording studio with him and she ended up on one of his albums. She had a one-liner in his song called "My Dad’s Gone Crazy" and because of that she was added to the Guinness Book Of World Records as “Youngest R&B chart entrant.”

She was only six years old at the time when the song debuted in 2002! It’s quite the accomplishment for a little girl.

21 Kim Mathers Had No Idea That Eminem Recorded Hailie

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Marshall Mathers always had a topsy-turvy relationship with Kim Mathers so it was no wonder that he didn’t tell her that he was taking Hailie to the recording studio with him. Not only can Hailie be heard on the song "My Dad’s Gone Crazy" but she can also be heard on "97 Bonnie And Clyde." Eminem told Rolling Stone about the experience, saying,

"I lied to Kim and told her I was taking Hailie to Chuck E. Cheese that day. But I took her to the studio. When she found out I used our daughter to write a song about... her, she (…) blew. We had just got back together for a couple of weeks. Then I played her the song, and she bugged…out."

20 She Was A Bold Kid

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Hailie Mathers clearly influenced a lot of her father’s work because he was trying to give her a better life than he and his high school sweetheart had. The song "My Dad’s Gone Crazy" was created because of something that Hailie had said in the recording studio.

"That's my little girl, you know she's goofy too," Eminem said, as The List reports. "One day we were in the studio doing a song and she was like 'Somebody help me, I think my dad's gone crazy.' I said, 'Hailie what did you say?' She said it again and then said 'Daddy I want to do it on the mic.' I said, 'OK.' I got her in the booth."

19 She Was Famous Before She Could Speak

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Due to the fact that Eminem rapped about his daughter, she was famous long before she could even talk. One particular song that he wrote about his daughter called "Castle" was all about his approach to fatherhood. The song was written in the form of annual letters to Hailie. Most kids wouldn’t want their father to air all the family business for the world to know but Hailie seems to have taken it in her stride.

Eminem has done a great job raising his daughter so, in the end, he got what he wanted and brought his daughter to a better place in life.

18 She’s Eminem's Only Biological Child

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Hailie is an only child and that may have had a lot to do with Eminem's tumultuous upbringing. For whatever reason, he never had any more of his own children, but he is a father to two other daughters: one is Kim's child and the other is a child he adopted, as The Things reports. Eminem is in a place now where he’s enjoying the fact that he raised Hailie to have a normal life. Brainy Quote reports him as saying,

“The kids are old enough now - I just want to let them be kids. I don't want to comment on them too much. They're at an age where I just want to let them be kids.”

17 She Has A Degree In Psychology

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Hailie is a smart girl who has done well in school. She didn’t just sit around and live off her father’s money. She went to college to get a psychology degree. She is keeping her options open right now because she is still so young. She’s not sure where she wants her career path to lead her.

She attended Michigan State University which allowed her to keep a low profile. You would think she would head off to California but currently both her parents live in Michigan so it made sense for her to study there. Eminem has a mansion in Clinton Township, Michigan where he has lived for years.

16 Hailie Has An Interesting Family

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Eminem may not have had any more biological children but that didn’t stop him from helping two girls who needed a home. Eminem has his own blended family that now includes a biological child to Dawn Scott, Kim’s sister. The girl who is named Alaina went to live with Eminem after her mother died of an overdose, according to Radar.

Whitney is the youngest sister in the Mathers bunch and she is the biological daughter of Kim from another relationship. Eminem claimed custody of the girl and shares her with her mom. He certainly has a big heart!

15 She Didn’t Go To A Private School

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Many celebrities with millions of dollars will send their children to an elite private school but that wasn’t the case for Hailie. It has always been important to Eminem for Hailie to have as normal a life as possible. She went to a public school in Michigan just like he did growing up. She went to school under the name Scott (her mother’s maiden name), probably to give her more privacy.

As The List reports, one parent from the school told the local newspaper, "I think all of the kids in the district have shown respect to their family and just let her live a normal life here out of the spotlight."

14 She Was An A-Plus Student

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Hailie is known to be one smart cookie. She didn’t take the wrong road, the way her mother did in high school. Hailie didn’t fool around when it came to getting good grades, and she was always a top student. She graduated summa cum laude and had a grade point average of 3.9 when she studied at Chippewa Valley High School.

She was also part of the National Honor Society in high school as well as the student council, the volleyball team and the art club. When she was in university, she received the Academic Excellence Award and Department of Psychology Award.

13 She Has Over A Million Followers

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If you haven’t already checked out Hailie on social media, then you definitely should because she has a huge following of over 1.5 million followers. For someone who is trying to stay out of the media, she is not succeeding very well. Her following probably has a lot to do with the viral photo of her that reminded the world she was all grown up.

That kind of following can certainly influence any career aspirations that she may have for the future. She has even been asked by producers on social media to follow in her father’s footsteps as a musician.

12 Hailie Has A Handsome Boyfriend She Met In College

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It’s not surprising that Hailie would have a handsome boyfriend because she is a gorgeous girl herself. She has a lot of great qualities that would attract a partner. She met Evan McClintock when she was in college and they have been dating for three years. They make a stunning couple and it’s clearly going well for both of them.

Now that she has graduated from college, the future is looking bright for Hailie. Only time will tell if we’ll see a ring on this girl’s finger in the near future. Hailie often posts cute couple pictures on her social media pages, so check them out!

11 Eminem Approves Of Her Boyfriend

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Eminem is not the kind of father that you want to upset. He’s also not the kind of guy that would allow his daughter to be disrespected. Unless you want to end up criticized in one of his songs, you better treat his daughter right. It doesn’t look like Evan has to worry about that because sources such as Your Tango say that Evan has Eminem’s approval and they get along.

It’s probably daunting for any guy to be dating Eminem’s daughter but Evan seems up to the task since they have been together for so long. Hailie’s family has welcomed him into the fold.

10 She Loves Being An Influencer

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Now that she has graduated from college, Hailie is checking out her career options. She may not be going into something involving psychology, though. Instead, she may try to be an influencer. She certainly has the followers to achieve that.

She is interested in the beauty industry and showing off her makeup skills. But living in the spotlight isn’t something that she particularly enjoys.

“I’m not sure yet, it’s kind of up in the air, still,” she told People about her career goals, explaining that she has no interest in following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a musician. “People have been reaching out through [IG], as I don’t have any [management].”

9 She Has Been Catfished A Few Times Online

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A Twitter account with the handle @Angry_Blonde showed up in 2011 and it claimed it was the account of Hailie Mathers, Eminem’s daughter. The account doled out a healthy dose of advice like, "Good guys are found in every corner of the earth, but unfortunately the earth has no corners," as well as repeatedly tried to get the attention of Chris Brown.

Eminem’s rep Dennis Deeney was the one that put a stop to it. He told E! News, "This account is a fake and Hailie has no Twitter account at all."

It’s not the first account that has pretended to be Hailie Mathers. One account called @hailiejade_x tried to start a fight with Taylor Swift by tweeting offensive posts directed at the singer.

8 She Loves Sharing Pictures Of Her Favorite Dog

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Hailie loves her dog and wants to share her with the world. She likes to share photos of Lottie on her social media pages. If you love puppies, then you are sure to love the slideshows that she posts about her favorite dog. When National Puppy Day came around, she made sure that she had a post for her puppy with the caption, "Happy #nationalpuppyday from the sassiest pup around."

Sometimes her puppy will photobomb her photos and she has no problem with that. It’s clear that Lottie has a special place in her heart.

7 There Was No Profanity In Her House

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Considering some of Eminem’s songs, you would think that this might be impossible for Eminem but he has a "no swearing" policy in his home. During an interview with 60 Minutes, Eminem was asked whether he felt responsible for the effect that his music has on kids. He said,

"I feel like it's your job to parent them. If you're the parent, be a parent. You know what I mean? I'm a parent. I have daughters. I mean, how would I really sound, as a person, like, walkin' around my house, you know, '(…) pick this up.' You know what I mean? Like, I don't cuss." He elaborated, "Profanity around my house, no. But this is music, this is my art, this is what I do."

6 Machine Gun Kelly Got Banned For Commenting About Her

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Machine Gun Kelly and Eminem have certainly had their beef in the media and it probably all started when MGK started commenting about the physical attractiveness of Eminem’s daughter. He tweeted, "Ok so I just saw a picture of Eminem's daughter…and I have to say, she is (…), in the most respectful way possible cuz EM is king."

Of course, the tweet did not go over well with Eminem and he got MGK blacklisted from radio stations. MGK said, as Vibe reports, “Certain people won't even listen or review [my album]. Certain places, you won't even hear Machine Gun Kelly on. Certain things won't even happen.”

5 She Wants Her Privacy To Be Respected

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Her father may be a celebrity but Hailie doesn’t like the idea of being thrown into the spotlight. Regardless of what career she dreams of chasing, she wants her privacy to be respected. Even Eminem has been hesitant over the years to talk about his children or their personal lives. He just wants to be there for them as much as he can.

He told Rolling Stone that for him parenting has been "just being there. Not missing things. If there's anything important going on, regardless of what it is, I'm there. Helping them with homework when you can. At the grades my older ones are in, it's hard. I never even passed ninth grade. They're already way smarter than me."

4 Eminem Apologized To Her

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Eminem has discussed his daughter and her mother a lot in his songs and that’s just part of his art. He dedicated the song "Castle" to Hailie and it’s about how guilty he feels for making her the subject of so many of his songs.

In the song he raps, "I've said your name but always tried to hide your face. This game is crazy, I wanted to claim my love for you but dang I never knew it'd be like this, if I did I wouldn't have done it. You ain't asked for none of this (…), now you're being punished? Things that should've been private with me and your mother [are] public. I can't stomach, they can take this fame back, I don't want it."

3 She Spends A Lot Of Time In Detroit, Michigan

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Living in Detroit, Michigan allows Hailie to have a sense of normalcy that she would never have in a bigger city like Los Angeles, and that’s very important to Eminem. She no longer lives with her father but has her own four-bedroom home not far from where her father lives, and that keeps them close.

Her whole family is in the area, including her sisters and her mom, so she is never far from the people that she loves. Of course, her boyfriend Evan also lives in the same area.

2 Her Parents Never Stayed Together

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Eminem and Kim Mathers have had their ups and downs over the years and they were married twice to each other. They also got divorced twice. They haven’t been together since 2006 and that’s probably a good thing. He has written numerous songs about Kim and their turbulent relationship, but he also wrote one called "Bad Husband" in which he apologizes to Kim for any pain that he may have caused her:

“Cause I loved you but I [disliked] that me. And I don’t wanna see that side again. But I’m sorry, Kim. More than you could ever comprehend. Leaving you was [hard]...”

1 Eminem Credits All His Success To Her

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Eminem has given his whole career to Hailie and tried to make her life better because of it. He claims that his success is all because of her. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he stated,

"[Hailie] has been my main, like, source of drive and motivation, especially when she was first born and I didn't have a career, I didn't have money, I didn't have a place to live. So I think that really kicked me in the (…) harder than anything... knowing that, and like, how I'm gonna raise her."

Sources: Rolling Stone, People, E! News, The Things, Your Tango

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