Is Eminem Gay? Know His Sexuality & Personal Life

Eminem has always been controversial. His lyrics are often criticized for being misogynistic and homophobic, but his music is also loved by millions of fans around the globe. Is he really gay or does he just love women?

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Michigan in 1972. He grew up in Detroit and attended Cass Technical High School where he met future collaborator Dr. Dre. After high school, Eminem moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in hip hop. In 1996, after releasing two albums, he signed a record deal with Shady Records and released The Slim Shady LP. Since then, Eminem has sold over 100 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including five Grammy Awards.

Is Eminem Gay?

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Eminem spoke about his sexuality: “I’m not gay. I’ve never had sex with another man. I don’t like guys. I can’t stand them.”

Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg says that Eminem doesn’t have any problem with people who identify as homosexual. “He’s very open-minded,” Rosenberg said. “He likes all kinds of people.”

However, when asked if he would ever date a woman, Eminem replied: “No way.” When asked why, he answered: “Because I wouldn’t want to get hurt.”

Some critics believe that this statement proves that Eminem is gay. However, others claim that it means nothing because he could be bisexual.

Eminem has dated many women, including Kim Porter, Kimberly Scott, Dina Lohan, and Amber Rose. Rumors began circulating last year that Eminem was dating pop star Rihanna. They were later denied by both parties.

Eminem has also been rumored to be romantically involved with fellow rapper 50 Cent. A few years ago, the two were seen together at several events. At one point, they even went on vacation together. But recently, 50 Cent claimed that he wasn’t sure if Eminem was gay or straight.

“It’s hard to tell,” 50 Cent told MTV News. “But I know what kind of person he is. And I know how he treats people. So, you know, I think he’s probably straight.”

Eminem has also been linked to actress/model Jennifer Love Hewitt. According to reports, the two met while filming Ghost Rider 2. They reportedly started dating shortly thereafter and got engaged in 2006. However, their relationship ended in 2007.

Is Eminem Married?

Rumor has it that Eminem married his childhood sweetheart, Kimberly Scott, in 1999. They have three children together: Hailie Jade (b. 2000), Hendrix Ray (b. 2002) and Alaina Ashley (b. 2004).

The couple split in 2003 and divorced in 2005. Shortly after, Eminem filed for divorce from Kimberly. She subsequently sued him for $10 million claiming that he cheated on her with other women. The case was settled out of court.

In 2010, rumors surfaced that Eminem and Kimberly were getting back together. This time, however, she wanted more than money. She wanted custody of their kids. Eminem agreed to give her joint custody of their children.

The couple finally reconciled in 2012. It was reported that they were planning to remarry. However, Eminem decided against it.

Who Is Eminem Dating?

Eminem has been linked to a number of celebrities. Some of these relationships are listed below.

Kimberly Scott

Eminem and Kimberly first met during the making of 8 Mile. They started dating in 1998 and eventually became engaged in 1999. Their wedding took place in June 1999. They divorced in 2003.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Eminem and Jennifer Love Hewitt met while filming Ghost Rider II in 2001. They started dating soon afterward. In 2002, they moved in together. They broke up in 2004 but reunited briefly in 2008. In 2009, they announced that they had gotten back together. They called off their engagement in 2011.

Amber Rose

Eminem and Amber Rose started dating in late 2006. They got engaged in November 2007. They broke up in March 2008.

50 Cent

Eminem and 50 Cent met in 1997 when they were working on Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. They started hanging out regularly around 1998. They eventually formed a friendship and business partnership. In early 2005, the two went on vacation together. They were spotted kissing each other at an event in October 2005. The two remained friends until 50 Cent’s death in September 2009.


Diddy and Eminem dated for about a year between January and February 2007. After their breakup, Eminem revealed that he was still attracted to Diddy. He said, “I’m not going to lie; I like Diddy. I don’t want to say anything bad about anybody. I just feel like I could do better. I could make somebody happy.”

Eminem and Diddy continued to hang out and even did some work together. On August 24, 2007, Diddy released a song titled “Can U Handle It?” featuring Eminem. The song samples Eminem’s hit single “Stan”.

In December 2007, Diddy confirmed that he and Eminem would be recording a duet album. However, the project never materialized.

Early Life

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on April 28, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. His mother, Debbie Mathers, is African American and his father, Dennis Mathers, is white. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan. His parents separated when he was young. His mother later married Robert Marley, who adopted Eminem.

His mother worked as a nurse and his stepfather as a truck driver. When Eminem was nine years old, his mother died of breast cancer. At age 11, Eminem dropped out of school. He began rapping at 13 and signed a record deal with Tommy Boy Records at 15.


Eminem made his debut in 1993 with the release of Infinite. His second studio album, Infinite, sold over 1 million copies in its first week of release. Its success led to him being named Best New Artist by Rolling Stone magazine.

Eminem’s third studio album, The Slim Shady LP, was released in 1999. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and received rave reviews from critics. The album won several awards including Album of the Year, Rap Album of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year (for “Without Me”).

Eminem’s fourth studio album, Encore, was released in 2001. It was followed by The Marshall Mathers LP 2 in 2013. Both albums are certified platinum or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Eminem has also recorded songs with other artists such as Akon, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, 50 Cent, and Royce da 5’9″ among others.

Personal Life

Eminem has been romantically linked to many celebrities. In 2000, he dated singer/actress Kim Basinger. Their relationship ended after three months.

In 2002, Eminem became involved with pop singer Britney Spears. They split up in 2003.

In 2004, Eminem was rumored to have had a sexual encounter with actress Lindsay Lohan.

Eminem dated model Kimberly Scott from 2006 to 2008. She gave birth to their son, David Michael Mathers, in November 2007.

Eminem dated rapper/actor Jennifer Love Hewitt from 2010 to 2011.

Eminem dated Amber Rose from 2012 to 2014.

Eminem dated Rihanna from 2015 until 2018.

Net Worth

According to Forbes, Eminem earned $50 million. He earns an estimated $20 million per year from his music career alone.

He owns a home worth $3.5 million in Beverly Hills, California.

He also owns a $2.6 million mansion in Detroit.

Eminem has a net worth of $100 million.


Eminem isn’t gay, but he is definitely attracted to men. It seems that he only dates women because he wants to avoid getting hurt.

What do you think? Do you think Eminem is gay? Or do you think he’s just misunderstood? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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