Email It's been nearly 20 years since Marshall Mathers was first introduced to the world. The release of Eminem 's The Slim Shady LP marked the start of the rappers illustrious and whirlwind career that would see its fair share of ups and downs, but there's surprisingly very little we actually know about the year-old. Sure, we know about his struggles with sobriety, his controversy sparked by the many offensive and controversial lyrics in his hit songs and his success as an artist—but how much do we know about the real man behind the fame and fortune?
First and foremost, Em has never shied from expressing himself when it comes to, well, everything, but especially his relationships with perhaps the two most important women in his life: Then there's Marshall's highly volatile on-again, off-again relationship with Kim Scott. Lest we forget about the song named after his ex—where he prolifically describes killing her after a fight. Kim and Marshall first began dating in and welcomed their only child together on Christmas Day in The two married in and divorced two years later.
However, their love story didn't end there. They remarried in in a private ceremony…and divorced just months later. During the second divorce proceedings, the two agreed to joint custody of Hailie. The rapper also received custody of Kim's daughter from another relationship. While little is known about what lead the two to split for a second time, it's presumed that Em's drug abuse may have been one of the factors.
In fact, in December of , the Dr. My organs were shutting down. They were gonna put me on dialysis. They didn't think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death. Through church meetings and a rigorous workout schedule, Marshall made a full recovery and continues to remain clean to this very day. The Detroit native is reported to still live in Michigan and gives back to the community that raised him every chance he gets. As of , Eminem has earned worldwide success in many forms.
Not only has be won 15 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for 8 Mile's "Lose Yourself," been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for using the most words in a single song for 's "Rap God," and much, much more, he's also been able to keep the public eye relatively away from his day-to-day life. Despite an impressive 11 million Instagram followers, the rapper posts solely about his career, and never really gets too personal. Successful endorsements, a booming record label and popular worldwide tours have all contributed to his serious cash flow, despite the fact that he hasn't released a new album since There's one person who may know who Marshall Mathers is after all: Wait, did we say baby?
Well, she's not exactly a youngster anymore and her Instagram account has just caught the Internet by storm. When asked on social media who the most influential people in her life are, Hailie replied: It appears that Eminem is more than just a world-renowned rapper, a successful businessman and a doting father; he's a master at creating his own private world that only a select few have the opportunity of seeing.
So the question remains, will the real Slim Shady please stand up?