“But then he came back again and took everything but the couches and beds.
The pillows, clothes, silverware — everything.” Their fortunes didn’t improve when Scott unexpectedly became pregnant in 1995, giving birth to Hailie Jade Mathers on Christmas Day.
For the sake of the newborn, they temporarily moved back in with Eminem’s mother, but the stay didn’t last long.
“My mother did a lot of dope and s— — a lot of pills — so she had mood swings,” he continued in . Marshall was raised in a drug- and alcohol-free environment.”) Eminem did his best to support his family, working overtime as a dishwasher at Gilbert’s Lodge restaurant for .50 an hour.
In fact, the public perception of Scott has been largely shaped by Eminem’s less-than-complimentary lyrics, but her story is just as dramatic as one of Em’s verses. The sisters ran away from home in 1988, allegedly to escape abuse from her alcoholic stepfather, and settled at a youth shelter outside of Detroit.
According to Eminem, the couple first crossed paths at a house party—he was 15 and known as Marshall Mathers then, while she was just 13.
“Marshall arrived home from school with a tall, sulky blonde girl,” his mother, Debbie Nelson, recalled in her 2008 memoir, .
Scott’s divorce papers soon followed, and their split was finalized in 2001.“[She said she] had no idea who their real father was, and claimed to have been sexually abused by her stepfather,” Nelson writes.“Now, as often happens with troubled children, Kim told some pretty tall tales….Around the same period, Eminem found Scott in the parking lot of a Michigan nightclub, reportedly kissing an acquaintance; the rapper, John Guerra.Scott insisted that the situation was innocent, but her enraged husband allegedly whipped Guerra with a 9mm pistol.