A devoted family man: Eminem

“I don’t want to end up rich and alone.” (Eminem)

Marshall, who has known poverty is very conscious that money can’t buy him love. He’s a devoted and caring family man. After all and despite all his ex wife Kim has put him through, (he expresses it in his recent song “I love you more”), he still has feelings for her. When Marshall knew about Kim’s jail sentence, he was totally devastated. According to “Star Magazine”, Marshall cried: “Oh man, my Pooh Bear,30 days in the can!”

About Kim’s jail sentence, Todd Nelson says :

“She’s having a tough time of it in jail. She’s in the general prison population, but if there are any problems she could be placed in protective custody. After all, she was the wife of a big celebrity and still has strong ties to him.”

On the cover of a New Mag issue, you can see a picture of Marshall crying. Sometimes, he feels like his problems are too heavy to bear.

Since June 2003, Marshall had to face a lot of legal trouble. Worried about the fact his daughter could end up in a foster home when Kim was caught with some cocaine in her car, Marshall had to ask very fast for Hailie’s custody while he was touring. Eminem was also worried about losing Whitney, Kim’s second daughter with Eric Hartter, who lives with him. When Kim went back to Eminem in 2002, Marshall accepted to raise Whitney as his own daughter. But Mary, Eric Hartter’s mom sued Marshall in order to have some visitation rights.

Although Kim has tried to prove that Eminem was unfit to raise Hailie in 2001, the judge ruled that he was a “loving, devoted” father and he allowed him to share custody.

Not even his worst enemies would deny the love Marshall feels for his little daughter. Hailie Jade is the best gift life has given to Marshall and he wants to be the best father for her.
It is even known that Marshall did anything possible to go home early after the 8 Mile Premiere. He wanted to be able to drive Hailie at school next morning.
Eminem has battled to reunite his family. As his grandmother Betty Kresin points it out, he is very family orientated:

“He loves Kim and Hailie. He is a terrific father and very family orientated.

“He doesn’t have a nanny.

“He loves children. If he had his way he’d have a lot of children. He always wanted to a family.”

J.R Watkins, Kim’s cousin describes Marshall as a very good father:

“He’s a very good daddy. He’s trying to give Hailie more of a normal life than he had.”

Eminem’s former neighbor, Mary Russo, can testify that she often saw Daddy and daughter having fun out of their house:
Neighbours at his old house say he was always out playing with Hailie:

“He dotes on her.

“He scooters round the block with her on her bike. They are always giggling and having fun.”

A source that is close to Eminem said that Hailie expressed the wish to live full time with her daddy after Kim’s legal problems:

“Hailie has indicated she wants to live with her dad full time and given Kim’s track record with drink and this latest drug arrest, Eminem believes he has a real chance of custody.

“But he will only do it with Hailie’s blessing. He won’t do anything to hurt her.”

Eminem would sacrifice anything for his little girl and he deserves a lot of admiration for that.
Often described as a complete asshole and a bad boy by the media, Marshall is certainly not the horrible monster some people would like you to believe he is.

Marshall is a devoted family man who enjoys spending time with kids. Jerry Watkins can testify it: while she was cooking (at the time she was in good terms with Eminem), Marshall was playing around with her daughters and Hailie disguised as Kermit The Frog.

Betty Kresin is so right about it. Life should be easy for Marshall now, but he is still struggling and facing a lot of problems:

“He has to wear a bullet-proof vest sometimes because of threats from rappers and people who used to work for him. He should be sitting on Easy Street. But instead, he’s still struggling.”

Stephania Synod, who is a senior student at Warren Lincoln High School summarizes it well.

“He has a lot of repressed anger and when he raps about that everyone always hates on him”

“Coming from this neighborhood, we understand how it is. It’s cool knowing someone coming from south Warren can become something great. It kind of gives me hope. And when he talks about how much he loves his daughter, it just shows that he has a heart and he’s not all hard-core rap.”

Marshall has a big heart for his daughter and for his family. He has a heart for his loyal fans. He is a role model for a youth that will look at his life story and learn from it that you “can do anything you set your mind to.”

34 thoughts on “A devoted family man: Eminem”

  1. I am totally in love with Marshall not for what he has done in the music business but for what he is outside of work. I don’t think he gets enough credit for the real man he is!!! Any man who’s had as rough as him and can overcome and be a loving daddy has got my heart. I think people take his lyrics to serious. It is just his way of expressing himself and dealing with the wrong in his life. I think if words and not violence fight his battles then good for him. He unlike others I believe gives his whole heart and himself into his lyrics and it’s what he’s feeling at the time not what’s gonna sell the records that just a bonus. After all if he really wanted to be all thugged out would he bother to make special edited tapes for his daughter. I mind my kids listening to certain songs but I allow them to listen to edited vewrsions of his because the real Marshal can be a true role model to my boys

  2. I have to agree with that post. I think everyone is always out to make him seem this horrible person, and I just don’t buy it! Maybe I’m just smitten by those baby blues, huh? I just wish him my best! And I wish people would just back off… give him room to express himself. Anyone that ever accuses him of being the influence of their own irratic behavior is just talking hype. We are all responsible for our own actions… we can’t blame what we do on someone else… I listen to him and I don’t go around killing and hating because I don’t see how his music can influence me to do that! Anyway… All the best to everyone

  3. I have always been a big fan of Marshall.I hate how everybody judges him off of what he raps about.He is just exspressing his feelings.Thats one thing I love about him what ever bothers him just comes out.I agree that people have to give him some space.They never see his real side like Eminem says in his one song”Hailie’s Song”.Just from that song you can tell what a sweet hearted man he is.”Hailie’s Song”really shows how much love he has for his daughter.Also I do not believe he is a bad influence for kids its not like we copy off of his actions.I mean he might not be a great rolemodel but he sure is a great father.And I must add in that hes really fine!Love ya all!

  4. Marshall IS the man…I feel he has a right to say whatever he want’s likewise to everyone, you just gotta remember the consequences they might have . I had a pretty shitty life and find that he really does speak to me with what he says. I feel that I like him have chosen to overide our negative childhoods (no easy thing) to become responsible,kind ,caring parents to our kids ones that we might wish we’d had ourselves, Most people just don’t get that he’s taking the piss out of everything in his raps to show people how uptight most of us are and testing the theory that just because someone says something doesn’t mean you have to take suit and follow and lastly to show how much the so called freedom of speech etc is a crock of shit and how the goverment still controls all of us. WAKE UP EVERYONE!!! and lets do something about it!
    I love him ,his looks,raps,and everything he does

  5. They say he influences kids, BOLLO*ks! im 16 and ive been listenin to his fantastic music since i was 11-12 and it hasnt had an effect on me! People sould bck down and let him do his own thing as that is what everyone wants!

  6. They say he influences kids, BOLLO*ks! im 16 and ive been listenin to his fantastic music since i was 11-12 and it hasnt had an effect on me! People sould bck down and let him do his own thing as that is what everyone wants!

  7. They say he influences kids, BOLLO*ks! im 16 and ive been listenin to his fantastic music since i was 11-12 and it hasnt had an effect on me! People sould bck down and let him do his own thing as that is what everyone wants!

  8. I think that Marshall is a wonderful man his songs are about how he feels and about his emotions. i think people should give him a chance to see the real him he loves his daughter more than life than itself and that is mainly all he has i love everything about marshall and i’m a big fan of his

  9. Em don’t need nobody telling what he should or shouldn’t do. I believe Em has respect for those who respect him. My son is 3 and loves him. He believes em’s his super hero (cause of the video without me). I believe Em’s a good person no matter what the pres says or wants people to believe. He’s going to always have me as a fan no matter what. I love him. Not cause his fame, but cause he inspires me everyday. He’s my male role modal.

  10. I love eminem i would die for 30 mins with him, he is a caring loving man he is also really sexy!His music is gr8 and he’s a really gentil man.

  11. I Believe that Marshall Mathers is truly talented and those who try to make it sound like you know him, haven’t you listened to his lyrics??? You don’t know him as a person, you know him as a rapper. I agree with some of the things he has to say and you never know what happens beyond closed doors. Marshall is hot and he lives around the block but the only thing that matters is his feelings towards his life experiences, so those who try to take what you didn’t help him to get, you selfish pigs, you won’t help him accomplish shit. I think he’s extremely hot, but he doesn’t want a wife, he’s looking for someone to appreciate him as a person NOT as a rapper who has everything but as a person with a family who is trying to make a better person out of himself!
    Sincerely,
    Julie

  12. Hey. I agree with everybodys comments. He is a great father to hailie and to whitney. And he is a lyrical mastermind. I respect him for what we both went through in our childhood. He’s always been there for me, Hailie, and Whitney. And I want to thank all of you for taking time out of your day and actually typing something nice. Marshall has so many people who dislike him for his talent, who talk alot of shit in public and not enough people who actually say good things about him and his career. So thank all of you. And keep postin!
    Lotz of Love,
    Kimberly Mathers

  13. By the way I forgot to thank you guys for all of your support. Marshall gives thanks too!
    Lotz of Love,
    Kimberly Mathers

  14. Hmmm sumhow i dnt bleve dats the real Kim! bt newayzzz…
    Eminem is actually an amazing man, and whenever i hear ne1 dissin him it really dus tick me off, they think they know evrythin about him and that hes jst a bad influence who thinks hes a bad ass, bt if they actually listened to his music and were a little more open minded theyd realise how fukin talented he is! and hes not only good at what he does, he has so many qualities, hes genuine, hes a caring father, hes down to earth, hes not afraid to be who he wants 2 be, hes goddam GORGEOUS!! ooo where does the list end?! i LOVE him!! and hes not a bad influence 2 kids at all! The fact that some kids behave badly or swear doesnt come down 2 ppl like Marshall n ppl need 2 realise that and stop blaming it on talented ppl like him!! xXx

  15. he is very protecte of his daughter and his nice did you know that he adopted his nice lanie he talks about her in the encore cd track 16 on the first cd the monking bird song it is a great song just love it.
    please email be at bhrbt@aol.com

  16. just started listenin to eminem some months ago…he is surely a fab singer…..and though his songs have a lot of shit….but the heart he pours out is mesmerising….loved mosh…mockinbird and ass like that

  17. Eminem, in my opinion, is the best rapperout there. Although he gets politics involved, he speaks from the heart. I’m not trying to say I’m a wanna-be but I would love to someday have front row seats to one of his conerts. I would also love to see him in a rap battle. My only quetion is how he comes up with the stuff he writes.

  18. I really admire Marshall. He’s is an amazing rapper and in my opinion the best of all time. He is a devoted father and i love him. His daughter is so cute and she’s great on “my dad’s gone crazy”. My favourite song is “the way i am” on the Marshall Mathers L.P. The lyrics are amazing and he’s just amazing. If i met him i dont no what i’d do. I’d probably faint or cry. If your reading thes marshall i just want you to no how much you have meant to me. Keep Rappin’!!! lv S xxx

  19. i am definately marshalls biggest fan and for all the ppl tht ent lking him thn why dunt u shuv ur cock up ur own a*s and just fuck u cuz i am the biggest fan and eminem is the best person alive and ne1 wanna dis him thn u wont c daylite agen < :-<>

  20. I really adore and admire Eminem as a person; after all he’s been through, he’s still such a sweetheart to his daughter. Dear sweet Eminem – I bet he could write love songs for Hailie if he wanted to, not just the usual defiance (though I love that). His music is so beautiful and emotional; it uplifts me.

  21. HI EMINEM I LOVE U AND ALWAYS WHANTED TO SEE U OR GET YOU NUBER AND I JUST LOVE U SO MUCH DO U NO THAT I REALLY OK WELL SEE U LATER??? I LOOOOOOOOOOVE U A LOT AND I MEANE A LOT TO OK WELLL BY NOW???

  22. EMINEM HAS A GOOD SONG CALLED HAILLY I NO U MISS YOUR MOM AND I NO U MISSS YOUR DAD BUT I’AM GONE AND I TRYEED TO GIVE U THE LIFE THAT I NEVER HAD IT IS CALLED MONKING BIRD???

  23. I LOVE U I LOVE U I LOVE U I LOVE U I LOVEU I LLOVE U I LOVE U I LOVE U I LOVE U I LOVEU I LOVE U I LOVE U I LOVE I U I LOVE U I LOVE U I LOVE U I LOVE U

  24. I LOVE U I AM YOUR BIGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST FANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN I LOVE U EMINEM SO BAD WELLL WILL U GET I WILL SEE FIRST OK I LOE U A LOT I DO LOVE U ALOY

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