Quick Facts of Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers

  • Full NameDeborah R. Nelson-Mathers
  • Date of Birth06 January, 1955
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceUSA
  • Eye colour Hazel
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • Height5 feet 4 inch
  • Horoscope Capricorn
Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers Bio, Wiki, Age, Death, Net Worth, Children & Husband

Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers is known as the mother of Eminem; as we all know, he is a legendary rapper. Nelson got famous after she released her book My son Marshall, My son Eminem. 

She is a married woman and has two children. Like she Loses your Self Rapper Son Eminem, Deborah is involved in a huge controversy. So, are you interested to know her story? Then stay on our page and read this article to the end.

Early Life of Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers

Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers was born on January 6, 1955, in the United States with the birth sign Capricorn. Her parents are Betty Hixson and Bob Nelson. She grew up with four siblings Steven, Todd, Betty Renee, and Ronnie Polkinghorn. From her childhood, she got through many problems.

The Image of Eminem's mother, Deborah
The Image of Eminem’s mother, Deborah

Problems followed her throughout her life, as her sibling Ronnie committed suicide, and another brother Todd was in prison on the proven charge of killing his brother-in-law. Further, her stepfather, as per Deborah, was abusive. Nelson joined Lancaster High School, and without completing her education, she left the school because of her family background.

So she married Marshall Mathers II early to escape the problems.


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Deborah is mostly known as the mother of the most artistic person in the world, Eminem, a famous rapper and well-received actor for his real-life adaptation movie 8 Mile. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Lose Yourself. Not only that, Eminem owns a channel on Sirius XM Radio.

Also, he became the first rap artist to win an Oscar award and made appearances in films like Wash, The Interview, and Funny People.

Personal Life – Husband

As of 2019, Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers is at the age of 62 years. She was in a relationship with Marshall Bruce Mathers II. As mentioned earlier, she began dating Marshall because of her family conditions and at the time, she was just 15 years old when the couple tied the knot.

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After a few years, they gave birth to their son, who grew up as the world’s top white rapper. When she gave birth to our favorite rapper, Eminem, she was just eighteen. The saddest and hardest moment in Deborah’s life is that her husband left home when Eminem was only an 18-month-old baby.

Then, she married Berger Olsen Au Gres, but the relationship didn’t go well, and they separated. Again, she married Fred J.Samra. Samra and the duo have a son together, Nathan Kane Samra. After a few years, Fred left her and married another lady John Briggs. Likely after that, she got addicted to drugs and her former boyfriend, Don De Marc, also said that she had an irritational character.

Back then, Eminem wasn’t as bright as a kid and was a school drop-out involved in many low-end jobs. They used to collect money from the organizations and were fully dependent on their welfare. She even faked her children’s sickness to earn money and survive in Detriot.

Deborah with her son, Eminem in his early age
Deborah with her son, Eminem, in his early age

Even after Eminem became famous, the relationship between Debbie and Eminem wasn’t good. After Em was released from Cleaning out my closet, Debby Mathers took legal action against her son, demanding $10 million. Even she claimed that Eminem’s manager wrote lyrics for him.

Body Measurement (Height)

Deborah R. Nelson has an average height of 5 feet 4 inches. Her whole body measurement is not yet disclosed, but she has a slim body structure. Also, Nelson has blonde hair and brown eyes color.


Debbie Mathers has been a victim of social media. She is not only on the news for her personal life but also for her multiple relationships and her estranged relations with her son Eminem.

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Moreover, she slammed public organizations, including her son’s court. Also, she was sued by Neal Alpert for not delivering his 25% of sales profits as he helped her on her book My son Marshall, my son Eminem which was among five of the most controversial memoirs of all time.

Death Rumors

Deborah R. Nelson is still alive and kicking. Things are looking good between Eminem and Debby as Em tried settling the difference between him and his mom via a song, Headlights, released in 2014.

Son, Eminem Enjoys $210 Million.

Deborah R. Nelson is living a luxurious life with the help of her son Eminem. As of 2022, Debby’s star son, Eminem, has around $300 million Net worth. Hence, Deborah has a lavish life.

Eminem is one of the most successful musicians of the modern-day age. The superstar rapper has a lavish mansion in LA. Currently, living with her daughter, Haley, Eminem doesn’t have to share his wealth with another child.

Moreover, Eminem got awarded the Oscars award in the 2000s for his great performance in the movie she acted, ‘8-Miles’.

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