Fans of Eminem know the rapper is a proud father to one daughter, 23-year-old Hailie Jade Mathers. He’s been open about how his daughter was his motivation to get clean and succeed in the music industry in order to provide for her. It feels like just yesterday the musician released his hit “Hailie’s Song,” even though it’s been almost two decades.
We bet most fans will be surprised when they realize just how much Hailie has grown up. She’s no longer the awkward-looking kiddo rarely caught by the paparazzi out and about with her parents. Rather, nowadays, Hailie is a college graduate and working as a social media influencer. Despite her father’s fame, the blonde has preferred keeping a low-profile. Not only has she opted not to pursue a life in the spotlight, but she’s actively tried to keep herself away from the paparazzi. It sounds like this celebrity child just wants to live a normal life. And who can blame her?
Keep reading to see twenty photos and facts that prove just how much Hailie Jade has grown up. Not only is she insanely beautiful, but she’s also ridiculously successful. And given what her GPA was in college, she also sounds incredible hard-working!
20 She’s A Social Media Influencer
While Hailie hasn’t gotten into music like her famous father, the 23-year old has found fame elsewhere. One quick look at the celebrity’s online pages reveals that she’s a social media influencer with a lot of clout.
According to The Standard, Hailie opened a public profile in October of 2016. But in less than three years, she’s already gained over 1.5 million followers. In addition to her multitude of selfies and bikini pics, the star also posts a variety of ads, making it clear that she’s making bank thanks to just a few simple online posts. It must be fun to be a famous offspring!
19 She’s Also A College Graduate
Hailie isn’t just a pretty face! Unlike her famous parents, the blonde has actually graduated University, which we bet is making her musical father proud.
Last year, Hailie graduated from Michigan State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, although it doesn’t appear that the celebrity is working in the profession at the moment.
Hailie previously graduated high school in 2014 with honors. Her father chose to skip her convocation ceremony so as not to detract attention from his daughter and the other students celebrating their big milestone. IN her speech, Hailie thanked her “influential” parents for helping her succeed in school, Daily Mail reports.
18 She Has Two Half Siblings
Although Hailie is Eminem’s only biological child, her mother has two other children. Hailie’s half-sister, Whitney, was born in 2002 only a year after her parent’s divorce. Eminem ended up adopting her in 2005, a year before he and Kim remarried. He was awarded primary custody of Whitney and Hailie following their divorce. Kim also has a son, named Parker.
Whitney isn’t the only child Eminem adopted. He also legally adopted Kim’s niece, Alaina, also in 2005. Alaina’s mother, Dawn, passed away in 2016 from substance usage, though she struggled with her habit for many years before that. The rapper has said he considers Whitney and Alaina as much his daughters as he does Hailie.
17 She’s Had A Boyfriend For Years
Hailie is officially off the market! It turns out the star has been in a relationship for several years. According to Daily Mail, she’s been dating her college sweetheart, Evan, since at least 2016.
And it sounds like things are going good - at least Eminem has given Hailie’s BF his seal of approval! “Hailie’s family have welcomed Evan, they are a fantastic young couple who love cozy nights in rather than hard partying,” a source told the publication.
The young couple are often spotted out and about (such as walking Hailie’s dog). She also routinely posts photos of them together, proving just how adorable this young couple is!
16 She’d Like To Get Into The Beauty Industry
Hailie clearly has a knack for fashion and beauty, if her social media profiles are any hint. The celebrity is always posting selfies featuring her impeccable makeup and perfectly coiffed hair. So, it should come as no surprise that the star has expressed an interest in pursuing cosmetology.
While speaking to W Magazine last year, Hailie opened up about here plans for the future. “[I’m] drawn to the beauty world,” she told the publication. However, she added that she still didn’t know where life was going to take her.
"It's kind of up in the air, still," Hailie explained. "People have been reaching out through [Instagram], as I don't have any [management].” She added that many “companies” had already reached out to collaborate with her, so perhaps she’ll come out with her own makeup line sooner than later.
15 Her Parents Were Married Twice
Many children with divorced parents would love to see their parents give things another try- and that actually happened in Hailie’s case. Eminem and his ex-wife gave things another go in 2006 when they married for a second time.
The couple was originally married from 1999 to 2001. Kim and her sister, Dawn, originally moved in with Eminem when she was 15 years old after running away from home. The two began dating in 1989, before tying the knot over a decade later. Hailie was born in 1995.
Eminem and Kim remarried in 2006, though the union only lasted for 3 months before they filed for divorce. Afterwards, Eminem was granted custody of their daughter. He also got custody of Kim’s daughter, Whitney, who he has since adopted, as well as Kim’ niece, Alaina, who had lived with them for many years.
14 She Was Raised Primarily By Her Dad
We bet most fans don’t know that Hailie was primarily raised by her father, Eminem. After her parents’ divorces (yes- they were married twice!), her mom Kim was in and out of jail. As such, Eminem has confirmed he often had full custody of Hailie as well as her half-siblings, one of whom Eminem actually adopted.
“Kim has been in and out of jail and on house arrest, cut her tether off, had been on the run from the cops for quite a while. Tryin’ to explain that to my niece and my daughter was one of the hardest things I ever had to go through,” he told Rolling Stone in 2004.
Eminem continued, “You can never let a child feel like it’s her fault for what’s goin’ on. You just gotta let her know: ‘Mom has a problem, she’s sick, and it’s not because she doesn’t love you. She loves you, but she’s sick right now, and until she gets better, you’ve got Daddy. And I’m here.’”
13 She’s Collaborated With Her Dad On Music
Fans know that Eminem frequently references his daughter on his tracks, but it turns out Hailie has actually collaborated with him on songs before. Back in 2004, the rapper once revealed that he took his daughter to the studio and they unexpectedly worked her voice into a track.
"Me and Dre were working together, and Hailie was running around the studio and she was like, 'Somebody please help me! I think my dad’s gone crazy!’” Eminem explained, The Standard reports. “Instantly that locked in with a beat we’d made the day before. I had her go in the booth and say it. When she opens up, she’s just like her dad in a lot of aspects. I just told her what to say and she nailed it, the first take."
12 Eminem Cleaned Up His Act For Her
Eminem has been very open about the shenanigans he got up to in his younger years. But since then, he’s always maintained that his daughter was the reason for cleaning up his act.
“She has been my main source of drive and motivation, especially when she was first born. I didn't have a [job] yet, I didn't have money, I didn't have a place to live,” Eminem said in 2002, Daily Mail confirms.
“She's always been the driving force for me to stay busy, stay focused, always been my number one reason for fear of failure,” the dad-of-one continued. “I can't fail. I can't have her grow up and not be able to say, 'My dad succeeded' I talk about her a lot, the truth is she is all I got in this world. If everything ended tomorrow, she's all that I have.”
11 She Prefers Keeping A Low Profile
Although Hailie has been in the spotlight most of her life thanks to her famous family, it turns out that she likes keeping things low-key. A source told Daily Mail last year that she wants to live like every normal 20-something.
"She had a normal life at university and was in a sorority, she was popular and focused hard on her studies," the insider explained. "Hailie wanted to test the water by sharing some of her life on Instagram but is not yet ready to fully put herself out there […] She enjoys keeping a low profile, walking her dog and going to fitness classes, hanging out with her friends and holidaying with [her boyfriend] Evan."
So, as much as Hailie is enjoying her newfound fame on social media, don’t expect her to become a fixture in the spotlight.
10 She Lives In Michigan
Considering that Eminem’s work keeps him primarily in LA, many fans assumed Hailie must live in the city, too. However, Hailie has continued to live in Michigan, despite graduating University over a year ago. We guess she’s serious when she says that the spotlight isn’t really her thing!
According to Daily Mail, Hailie lives in her own four-bedroom house in Detroit, Michigan. Her place is only minutes away from where her mother and half-siblings are living. However, Hailie has maintained that she’s still close to her famous father, despite not living in the same city. “Of course, we are very close,” she’s said, the publication confirms.
9 Eminem Regrets Mentioning Her In His Music
Although Eminem has become famous for referencing his family in his music, it turns out the rapper wishes he didn’t bring his daughter into it. A few years ago, the celebrity released a public apology to his daughter in which he said he regrets how much negative publicity it brought her.
“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,” Eminem said, Daily Mail reports. “You ain't asked for none of this […] now you're being punished?”
He continued, “Things that should've been private with me and your mother is public. I can't stomach, they can take this fame back, I don't want it.”
8 She Was Allowed To Do What She Wanted As A Kid
Given Eminem and Kim’s histories, no one expected them to be overly strict parents. Eminem has revealed that he had a pretty relaxed approach when it came to raising Hailie.
He didn’t want to compromise his artistic expression just because he was a dad, and it sounds like he wants the same for his kids.
“As far back as I can remember, even before Hailie was born, I was a firm believer in freedom of speech,” Eminem told Rolling Stone. “I never wanted to compromise that, my artistic integrity, but once I hit them gates where I live, that’s when I’m Dad. Takin’ the kids to school, pickin’ ’em up, teachin’ ’em rules.”
7 Her Dad Was Very Involved In Her Schooling
We can imagine that, with Eminem’s hectic work schedule, it would’ve been difficult for him to be as involved with his daughter’s education as other parents. However, the rapper has made it clear that he’s always been a very involved dad- he’s not letting his fame stop him.
“In school, when they have plays, field trips, all that stuff, I don’t miss them, even if I gotta deal with the craziness. And the teachers are really good about telling the kids, “When Hailie’s dad comes in, he’s Hailie’s dad, Mr. Mathers,” he told Rolling Stone in 2004.
Eminem continued, “Last year I went and read to the class. Two books. It was reading month or something.”
6 Another Rapper’s Comments Made Her Uncomfortable
Back in 2018, Hailie’s dad got into a feud with fellow rapper M.G. Kelly after he made some NSFW about Eminem’s daughter. This prompted Eminem to respond to the comments, which evolved into a huge feud between the rappers.
However, according to Hollywood Life, Hailie felt uncomfortable with the whole situation. “Hailie is not happy about being in the middle of her dad’s feud with MGK. She does not like all the attention her dad’s beef with MGK is bringing and wishes it did not involve her,” an insider told the publication.
Hey, just because Hailie has a famous father doesn’t mean she deserves to be dragged into online feuds!
5 She’s Not Really Into Rap Music
Given that her father is one of the original rappers, many fans expect Hailie to have an appreciation for the musical form. But from the sounds of it, that’s not really her thing.
While commenting on the M.G. Kelly situation, a source told Hollywood Life that Halie has never been interested in her father’s lifestyle. “She lives a quiet life and is not about the rap world,” they explained.
“It is one thing for her dad to rap about her, which is something he has always done, but now that others are talking about her too, she is getting uncomfortable with all the attention,” the source added.
4 She Made Honour Roll In High-School
It’s a well-known fact that Eminem didn’t graduate high school. In fact, the future celebrity quit school in Grade 9. So, we bet he’s extra proud of the fact that his daughter has done so well in high school and University.
According to Hollywood Life, Hailie was a straight-A student in high school. When she graduated from her Detroit high school in 2014, she was not only on the honor roll but also have an impressive 3.9 GPA. The publication adds that she was also voted Homecoming Queen as well as received an award for psychology, which she eventually went on to study at university.
3 She’s A Huge Gym Junkie
One look at Hailie’s social media pages will reveal this girl loves going to the gym! She’s constantly uploading gym selfies to her story featuring her impeccable collection of work-out clothes.
But more than that, another sign the celebrity loves sweating it out is the fact that she has an impressive six-pack. Hailie is always flaunting her impressive physique in crop tops or bikini pics, making it clear she’s dedicated to toning it up.
Considering that she’s expressed wanting to become more involved in social media influencing, we wouldn’t be surprised if she starts uploading her work-out routine and fitness tips. We’d love to know her secrets!
2 She’s Learning From Her Dad’s Mistakes
Fans of Eminem know that he had a pretty toxic relationship with his ex-wife and baby mama, Kim. The rapper has even been open about some of the controversial things he has done or wishes he could do to his ex in his music. However, Eminem has said he wants his daughter to learn from his troubled past.
When asked about the biggest rule he wants to teach Hailie, Eminem told Rolling Stone, “Let them know it’s not right for a man to ever lay his hands on a female. Despite what people may think of me and what I say in my songs — you know, me and Kim have had our moments — I’m trying’ to teach them and make them learn from my mistakes.”
1 Hailie Is Eminem’s “Greatest Achievement”
Considering that he’s won countless awards and made millions off of his rapping, many fans think Eminem’s musical success if his greatest achievement. However, it’s touching to hear that the rapper’s daughter is his number one priority above all else.
“Hailie is literally Eminem’s greatest achievement in life, he says it all the time,” an insider told Hollywood Life. “Forget all the awards and accolades, it’s his daughter that he’s most proud of — and he has good reason to be! Hailie is an absolutely amazing young woman. She’s grounded, super smart, kind, driven, balanced and just a really nice person.”
Given how successful Hailie is already, it’s not surprising that her dad is so proud of her!
Sources: Daily Mail, The Standard, W Magazine, Rolling Stone, Hollywood Life.