Eminem, originally named Marshall Mathers, is arguably one of the biggest rappers in the world. Although he has seen massive success in the hip-hop industry, the same cannot be said about his relationships.
Eminem is often referred to as the ‘Rap God’. He has won over 15 Grammys, just below Kanye and Jay-Z with 24 Grammys each. Eminem was also the top-selling artist of the 2000s, which gives an insight into his popularity. He also won over 17 Billboard Music Awards and 8 American Music Awards among others.
Eminem Finds It Difficult To Trust People
Eminem, like many other celebrities, tried to keep his relationships out of the limelight. In an interview, he said that he finds it difficult to trust people. He said that “I have trust issues. With women, friends, whatever. You always wonder what their real motives are.”
That is why he has got a “small circle of friends, and it’s a lot of the same friends I’ve known forever.” He went on to say that it is what works best for him right now.
Let us take a look at the people he has been with in the past.
Kimberly Anne Scott
This relationship was one of Eminem’s early ones and it was not the most stable. The two of them met when they were in high school. Scott moved in with Eminem’s mother and sister after they ran away to be together. Their on-again-off-again relationship started in 1989.
A couple of years later, they had their daughter Hailie in 1995. They went on to get married in 1999, but the marriage did not last long as they divorced in 2001.
They got back together and remarried in 2006 only to separate again after a few months. The couple shares joint custody of their daughter Hailie and Eminem’s niece, Alaina Mathers. Alaina is Scott’s biological sister’s daughter, who passed away from an overdose in 2016.
Eminem also adopted Stevie Mathers, formerly Whitney, who is Scott and her ex-husband’s child. Recently, Scott was in the news after she reportedly tried to take her own life.
Eminem was reportedly in a relationship with Kaya Jones, a member of the Pussycat Dolls. Although the timeline is unclear, neither of them ever went on to acknowledge the relationship.
Many believe that the relationship didn’t end amicably as Jones took a dig at Eminem for his views on gun laws recently. This relationship apparently happened in 2002-2003.
Numbers don’t lie Eminem. It’s safe to say more Americans agree with my statement and less with yours. Good to know your so worried about the youth of America. Just how much have you donated to the youth in Michigan where your from? Don’t worry I’ll wait …. pic.twitter.com/sxraqOOpEK
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) March 16, 2018
The couple reportedly dated for a short while in 2002. Neither of them confirmed nor denied it, however, Eminem went on to diss Spears on multiple occasions. He talked about being seated next to her in his famous song The Real Slim Shady and then again in Marshall Mathers where he called her “garbage”.
He also went on to say that his daughter Hailie was a fan of hers and that it bothered him because she was not a good enough role model. In an interview, he said that she should have thought about her young fans before “dressing trashy at the VMA’s”.
We don’t know for sure whether they liked each other at some point, but it is evident now that animosity is there.
Murphy and the Lose Yourself singer apparently dated secretly for a short while. This happened after Murphy appeared as Kim in the movie 8 Mile in 2002.
The most Murphy said about being linked to Eminem was that there was romance off the screen but “it came and went”. He acknowledged that “at one point we were very close and she was a really good person” before going on about how people changed.
She passed away in 2009 from pneumonia and overdose of certain medications but her half-brother claimed that she was murdered.
Karrine Steffans has appeared in more than 20 music videos for different celebrities. The former video vixen has been linked to several rappers and celebrities in the past.
She has authored three New York Times Bestselling Books, one of which was named How To Find, Seduce, And Keep The Man You Want. She opened up about the list of celebrities that she slept with and Eminem was on that list. This reportedly happened in 2003.
This is one of the most known relationships that Eminem was in… or was not in. It is confusing as Eminem insisted that they dated for a couple of months but Carey denied the claims.
The rapper had said that “Yes, me and Mariah did have a relationship for about a good six, seven months, but it didn’t work. I wasn’t really into what she was into; our personalities collided.” He also went on to call her a “diva”.
Carey, on the other hand, said that she could name the men she has dated on one hand and that Eminem was not one of those men. She said that “I hung out with him, I spoke to him on the phone. I think I was probably with him a total of four times. And I don’t consider that dating somebody.”
Eminem was rumored to be dating Reid at one point. Although the rapper has confirmed that he did date her “before all the disease and stuff”.
However, he did brag about “rear-ending Tara Reid” in his 2018 song Kamikaze. After all, he is known for being vocal about his feelings in his songs.
The Venom singer was said to be secretly dating Nicki Minaj in 2018. Minaj started the rumor that they were dating and Eminem added more fuel to the fire.
Fans were happy to see them together and their chemistry on Romans Revenge was evident. However, much to the fans’ dismay, it was revealed to be a publicity stunt, which seemed to have done its job.
Although Eminem does not hesitate in calling out anyone and everyone in interviews and songs, he is private about his relationships and children. Even as one of the most popular celebrities who has been around since the 1990s, he has managed to keep a low profile, not much about his relationship or girlfriends are known.
Many women have claimed to have slept with him, but there is no way to cross-check the authenticity. Overall, he has openly dated very few women. As he said, he would like to be in a relationship someday, but for now, he is sticking with people he has always known as trusting new people is an issue for him.