Born in 1955 at a navy base in Kansas, Debbie is the mom of Eminem.
She married the “With out Me” artist’s father Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. when she was 15, in accordance with her 2008 memoir My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem. She started pregnant with Eminem 16 months later and relocated to Michigan, the place her maternal grandmother lived.
Debbie and Eminem’s strained relationship has been documented in a number of of his songs, together with his 2002 smash hit “Cleanin’ Out My Closet.” Within the monitor, he alleged that Debbie abused prescription drugs when he was younger—which she denied in her autobiography.
“What mom needs to be often called a pill-popping alcoholic who lives on welfare?” she wrote. “None of it was true, however the fibs stored getting greater, and finally Marshall and I grew to become estranged.”
Nonetheless, Eminem has since expressed remorse in airing out his household drama. In his 2013 music “Headlights,” he rapped, “I went in headfirst, by no means desirous about who, what I mentioned harm / In what verse, my mother in all probability obtained it the worst.”