Sarah Mathers- The paternal stepsister of Eminem

Who is Sarah Mathers?

Sarah Mathers is an American who works as a waitress in California. Sarah discovered that Eminem was her half-brother only when she was 23. Although the waitress was aware of her half-brother’s existence, she was reluctant to find out about him before.

Eminem, Sarah Mathers, and her biological brother Michael Mathers share the same father, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr.

Please continue reading to learn about how Sarah discovered that the famous Eminem is her half-brother.


Quick facts

Full nameSarah Mathers
Age41 years old)
BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States
Currently residingSan Diego, California, United States
ParentsMarshall Bruce Mathers Jr.
GrandparentsMarshall Bruce Mathers
Rae Waverly Drowns Mathers
SiblingMichael Mathers,
Nathan Samra-Mathers
Marital statusMarried
SpouseNo information
ChildrenNo information
EducationNo information
Net worthUnder USD 200k
Social mediaUnknown
Eye ColorLight green
Hair ColorBrown
Height5 ft 7 inches

Early life

Sarah Mathers was born in 1982 to Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and his second wife. The name and whereabouts of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr.’s second wife are unknown.

After leaving Eminem’s mother, Debbie Nelson, he married Sarah’s mother. Debbie (15), and Marshall Bruce (22), were musicians in a Daddy Warbucks band. The duo traveled around to earn a living.

However, things drastically changed when Marshall Bruce deserted Debbie. It was after their infant son, Marshall Bruce Mathers III, or Eminem, was born. After fleeing his family, Marshall moved to California to start a new life.

According to Metro, Eminem had even written several letters to his father to contact him. Still, Bruce left him in vain as his sent messages returned to him as ‘return to sender.’ It hinted that Bruce had no intention of reconciling with his first son.

Bruce’s inactiveness in Eminem and his mother’s life even led the star to release diss tracks like “Cleanin’ Out My Closet.” In the song, the rapper says,

“My fa***t father must’ve had his panties up in a bunch. Cause he split, I wonder if he even kissed me goodbye. No, I don’t, on second thought, I just f**kin’ wished he would die.”

We are guessing Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. wanted a clean slate and a new life in California. He never talked much about his experience, even in his second family. No wonder Sarah learned about Eminem only when she was 23 years old.

Apart from her half-brother Sarah also has a brother named Michael Mathers. According to Sarah, both Michael and Eminem have similar appearances. So it was how she found out about her half-brother.

After finding their sibling, both Sarah and Michael tried contacting Eminem.

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How did Sarah Mathers find out about her half-brother Eminem?

As mentioned, Sarah Mathers only knew about her connection with Eminem in 2005. She revealed that she was attending a family BBQ party when Eminem started playing on the TV. Although Sarah always knew that she had another brother, her interest in him grew when a family member commented that her brother Michael had features similar to Eminem.

Sarah Mathers's photo
Sarah Mathers’s photo

She said,

“I’d known all my life that I had another brother, but Eminem? They had got to be kidding. I giggled at the thought of it, then went back to join the rest of my family.”

Furthermore, Sarah was not the only person who had heard that comment from the family member. She revealed that her father, Bruce, had also listened to the statement. He had even agreed with the resemblance.

After that, Bruce immediately called his great-aunt Edna to confirm whether Eminem was his son. Aunt Edna was the person who used to look after young Eminem before Bruce split with Debbie. Later, Edna confirmed that Marshall Mathers was Eminem and Sarah’s half-brother.

A newspaper clip showing picture of Eminem step sister Sarah Mathers
A newspaper clip showing picture of Eminem step sister Sarah Mathers

Sarah Mathers’ half-brother Eminem

Sarah’s half-brother Eminem, Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He is famous as the most controversial and best-selling artist of the 21st century. Eminem had a turbulent childhood and struggled a lot before making it to where he is today.

Currently, the famous artist has released eleven studio albums, five compilation albums, and one EP. Furthermore, he has won three Grammys for Best Rap Album throughout his career. In addition, he was even awarded the title of best-selling artist of the 2000s.

MTV revealed that in the 2000s, Eminem had sold more than 32.2 million albums. He beat artists like NSYNC, Norah Jones, Usher, and many more.

Likewise, the artist even became the first rapper to receive one of the prestigious Oscar Awards. It was for his 1 hour and 58 minutes timeless track called “Lose Yourself.”

Eminem is best known for incorporating his daughters’ feelings and his rocky relationship with his parents in his work. As of 2020, the rap star’s net worth stands at USD 210 million. He is famous as one of the world’s wealthiest rappers.

Sarah Mathers’s half brother Eminem

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After the revelation about her connection with Eminem

After finding their connection with Eminem, Marshall Bruce and both of his children tried contacting him. Bruce told Mirror newspaper that he had tried to search for his first son for years. But, it wasn’t easy due to his constant movements.

He said,

“I desperately want to meet my son and tell him I love him; I’m not interested in his money. I want to talk to him. I want him to know that I’m here for him if he lets me back in his life.”

However, Eminem did not believe his father’s statement. Instead, he felt betrayed as his father only contacted him after he was shot to fame. He revealed to the Mirror newspaper that he regularly wrote letters to his father when he was young, but they were returned unopened.

He said,

“My father? I never knew him. I heard he tried getting in contact with me, but not now. I never got one letter. I never got anything from him, and I think he could have at least wrote one letter.”

Like Eminem’s father, his two children from his second marriage also tried to reach Eminem. Sarah Mathers stated that she has written him several letters and called him dozens of times. But, she has never received any response.

She said,

“I don’t want his money or fame; he should know that by now. I don’t want to know Eminem or Slim Shady; I want to know Marshall, my brother.”

Sarah and her brother Michael even went to Eminem’s concert to meet him with pure intention. However, she revealed that she had convinced a bouncer to let them go backstage during the show.

After being allowed to go backstage, the siblings reached Eminem’s tour bus. However, both claimed that Eminem saw them but made no effort to approach or communicate with them. Sarah heartbrokenly said,

“I’m sure Marshall saw us through the window, but he never came out to speak to us. It was so upsetting.”

Despite Eminem’s uninterest in meeting his half-siblings, Sarah stated that she understands why he does not want to stay in contact with her. She said,

“I’m not surprised. There is a lot of family coming out of the woodwork now he is famous. But if it was me, I would want to meet any long-lost family.”

She also added,

“The only thing I can do now is to wait and hope for him to make the next move.”

On the other hand, Star magazine published an interview with Eminem’s grandmother Betty Kresin. It was after Sarah publicly talked about her connection with Eminem. When asked about why Eminem was not acknowledging the situation, Betty said,

“They twist it to make it seem like Marshall is the bad guy for not wanting to establish relationships with them, but why should he?”

She added,

“Now that he’s a multimillionaire, everyone who has any sort of family connection wants a piece of him.”

Photo of half-sibling of Eminem
Photo of Sarah Mathers

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Sarah Mathers now

There has been no confirmation yet whether Eminem agreed to meet his half-siblings. Furthermore, Sarah does not have social media accounts that can confirm her whereabouts.

Since Eminem refuses to comment on the issue, we believe he thinks his sister wants to use him for money or that she is just a reminder of his father. Maybe, he thinks Sarah keeps reminding him of his relationship with his father that he wants to rather forget for good.

Either way, we hope Eminem sorts out and acknowledges the situation soon so that Sarah Mathers can finally meet her brother. We hope that Sarah gets to know her real brother rather than the artist that the whole world recognizes.


How old is Sarah Mathers?

Sarah Mathers was born in the year 1982. She is 41 years old.

Does Eminem talk to his half-siblings?

No, it seems Eminem hasn’t been in contact with Sarah Mathers or other siblings.

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