Apart from his musical career, Eminem is also known for his troubled life. And today, we will be talking about his relationship with his mother and other family members. His mom, Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers, published the book My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem in 2008.

The mother of Grammy Award-winning rapper Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers was born on January 6, 1955, to parents Betty Hixson and Bob Nelson in the United States.

Eminem is her only son, whom she welcomed with her late husband, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. The mother-son duo was involved in a controversy when Debbie sued her son for a hefty sum of money.

What do we know about Eminem’s mother?

Deborah Rae Nelson and her late husband, Marshall, were a part of a musical band called Daddy Warbucks. They welcomed their only son, Marshall Bruce Mathers III, on October 17, 1972. It is said that Debbie nearly died during her 73-hour labor.

Eminem was born to parents, Deborah Mathers and late Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr.
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Eminem’s father abandoned the family after separating from Debbie. He went on to have two other children, Sarah and Michael Mathers.

Likewise, Debbie had another son named Nathan. Her second husband’s name is John Briggs. She had a rough livelihood and frequently moved from one place to another. Also, she and Eminemdidn’tt have a healthy relationship.

What happened to Deborah and her son, Eminem?

The world-famous rapper has often criticized his parents in his songs. After her husband left the family, Debbie worked odd jobs and battled mental anxiety and depression.

She and Eminem lived in poverty and frequently shifted between Michigan and Missouri. Likewise, they lived in several places like St; Joseph, Savannah, and Kansas City in Missouri.

Eminem began to earn success in the late 90″. After he rose to stardom, his mother started to cash in on his fame. Eminem has mentioned that the family lived on the charity of foundations during their struggling phase. He also accused she was a drug addict and spoke badly of her in several interviews.

After her husband left the family, Debbie and Eminem faced a lot of trouble.
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In 2008, Deborah published a memoir called my Son Marshall, My Son Emine” to tell her side of the story. She mentioned thatEminem’ss accusations and the story were full of lies he made to become a successful rapper.

However, in his 2014 song Headlights, Eminem showed gratitude and love for his mother. Since then, the mother-son duo has been on good terms. 

Know why Deborah sued her son!

In 1999, Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers sued Eminem for $10 million for tarnishing her in his album, The Slim Shady LP., and media tabloids. In 2001, she was awarded only $1,600 for her damages.

Eminem has previously opened his grudge against Debbie in his songs. In one of his albums, Marshall Mathers, Eminem sings: “My f*cki” bitch mom suing for 10 million/ She must want a dollar for every pill I beenssteali”/ Shit, where the fuck you think I picked up the habit/ All I had to do was go in her room and lift a mattress””

Debbie later released a rap song responding to her son’s claim. She mentioned that she still loved Eminem in her memoir, although he didn’t care for her much.

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