Eminem’s 19-year-old child has come out as non-binary and legally changed their name to Stevie.
In 2005, after a brief reconciliation with Kim Scott, Eminem adopted Stevie, who is Kim Scott’s biological daughter with Eric Hartter.
They’ll start using the pronouns they/she/he moving forward, according to Stevie, who announced the move in a recent TikTok video. Formerly Whitney, Stevie displayed their path towards being “more comfortable” with their body as their looks evolved over time.
“forever growing and changing <3 #greenscreen #genderfluid #bi #life,” they captioned the TikTok post.
In 2017, Stevie came out as bisexual and asked to use the pronouns they/she.
In the video, which has gained over 20,000 likes, Stevie uploaded a series of photos documenting their journey over the years.
Hailie Mathers, Stevie’s half sister, also liked the video, and fans and followers applauded Stevie in the comments.
The comments were flooded with encouragement for them, with one fan writing: “Glad to see you are feeling more comfortable with yourself! Love yourself! You’re awesome.”
While a second added: “omg this was so freakin awesome and i’m so happy u found yourself but can we talk about how they pulled off every hairstyle they tried like HELLO.”
“you are absolutely amazing! I’m so happy you have found your true self. it takes so much time but it’s worth it, you look handsome,” a third viewer said.
Another fan pens: “I’m absolutely proud of you!!!! It takes a lot to be comfortable with your self!!!! You’re absolutely amazing hope you’re doing great. Much love.”
Additionally, Stevie explained in the comments how they came up with their new name after one fan wrote: “Im really interested why you chose Stevie! Could you maybe explain/teach me,” she replied: “I spent a long time trying to pick a name I felt uncomfortable with and the first name I felt comfortable with is Stevie!”
They are currently “working on” formally altering their name on their passport, Stevie added.
Their late grandma Kathleen Sluck passed away in July, and the first time Stevie’s name was mentioned was in her obituary.
It read, “Kathleen was a exceptional mom to her two daughters; Kim and Dawn; and was overjoyed to become a grandmother to her grandchildren; Alaina, Adam, Hailie, Stevie, P.J., and Parker.”