Eminem's Child Comes out as Non-binary and Asks to 'Call Me Stevie' — Family and Fans Express Support
Rap artist Eminem's adopted child came out as non-binary and changed their name to "Stevie" in a Tiktok update. The announcement was followed by support from fans and families.
Eminem's adopted child recently came out as non-binary on social media and asked fans to now refer to them as "Stevie." Stevie's [formerly Whitney] announcement was made with a Tiktok documentary that featured their journey to non-binary.
The Tiktok clip showed a series of photos that detailed their transformation over the years. The first video began with sounds of happy subs in the background before a series of snapshots started rolling in.
REACTIONS TO THE NEW IDENTITY
The Tiktok clip that kept fans gushing first showed snapshots of Eminem's child as Whitney, looking all girly with the inscription "Whitney she/her" on the first series of snaps.
Kim [Stevie's mom] was reportedly hospitalized after a suicide attempt.
The second series of photos featured the teen with a write up "Whitney they/ she." The last set of images showed them on low cuts with nose piercings. The collection of snaps was accompanied with a write up "Stevie all pronouns."
Following Stevie's announcement, fans and families filled their comment section with a stream of supportive words. A fan praised their beauty and noted how good it felt to see them "comfortable." Another fan acknowledged their courage.
With the red heart emoji, another person noted that all highly support Stevie's decision. Stevie's loved ones are sure happy about the decision, and the praises and words of encouragement kept following in with several happy emojis.
A LOOK INTO STEVIE'S PERSONAL LIFE
Stevie had opened up about being bisexual on social media back in 2017. Stevie's biological father, Eric Hartter, was a tattoo artist who reportedly died of a drug overdose in 2019.
Their mother, Kimberly Anne Scott married rapper, Eminem in 1999, and they welcomed daughter Hailie Jade together. However, their marriage ended two years after and Kim had Stevie with Hartter after her split from the rapper.
Eminem legally adopted Stevie in 2005 after he reconciled with Kim. The star raised his daughter, Hailie, Stevie, and another adopted daughter, Alaina. Alaina's mother is Kim's sister, who died of a drug overdose in 2016.
Eminem’s adopted child, 19-year-old Stevie Laine, has come out as non-binary and updated their chosen pronouns.https://t.co/dCi3XV6mOU— GAY TIMES (@gaytimes) August 13, 2021
Eminem and Kim's relationship was packed with lots of ups and downs. After the couple who met at a very young age remarried in 2006, the relationship soon went sore again, and they filled for a second divorced that year.
DETAILS OF STEVIE'S FAMILY
Although Kim now lives a reasonably private life, the mother-of-4, who became well-known thanks to the famous man she married, had revealed some details about herself in the past.
Stevie Laine, Eminem's adopted child, said they are 'forever growing and changing' https://t.co/En55hLwsYD— Metro Entertainment (@Metro_Ents) August 13, 2021
Coming from a family whose dad had a severe alcohol addiction, Kim had addiction issues of her own as a teenager. In 2015 she revealed that Eminem supported her while she battled her addiction.
However, the family is currently going through a hard time after Kim was reportedly hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Records showed that authorities received a call on July 30, 2021, about a suicidal attempt at Kim's home in Michigan.
‼️🚨EXCLUSIVE DETAILS🚨‼️ According to reports, law enforcement officers and emergency medical technicians responded to a call of a suicidal person at Kim's home on that Friday.https://t.co/PsgLFlfQgZ— Radar Online (@radar_online) August 11, 2021
She reportedly cut herself, minor lacerations on her legs, and blood was spilled all over the floor. Authorities transferred her to a hospital for medical and psychological examination, after which she returned home to recover.
The event occurred one week after Kim's mother, Kathleen Shuckburgh, passed away on July 23, 2021, at age 65. The funeral took place at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home on July 29, 2021.
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