Deborah R Nelson Mathers Biography: Facts about Eminem’s Mother

Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers

Who is Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers? Deborah Mathers is a former American band member and a celebrity parent. She is a businesswoman and author. She is the mother of Grammy award-winning rapper, Eminem. She has a tough childhood and married life, as her husband abandoned her soon after her son’s delivery.

Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers Bio-Wikis

Real Name Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers
Birthday January 6, 1955 (age 65 years)
Birthplace Paradise Valley, Arizona
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Profession American author and singer
Dating/Boyfriend Marshall Bruce II
Married/Husband Marshall Bruce II, John Briggs
Salary/Income $40,590.00
Net Worth $190 million
Parents Betty HixsonBob Nelson
Siblings Ronnie Polkinghorn, Todd Nelson, Betty Renee, Steven Nelson

Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers – Parents & Siblings:

Deborah was born on January 6, 1955, in St Joseph, Missouri, USA. She is 65 years old now. Her father’s name is Bob Nelson. Her father’s name is Betty Kresin. She has two brothers named Todd and Steven. Her childhood days are very tough, and she learned a lot of lessons from it. At her younger age, her mother and father separated due to some problems. 

After her parents’ divorce, she was under the care of his stepfather, who is violent at her. Her mother didn’t care for her, as she tried to commit suicide a few times. Deborah has two step-siblings named Ronnie Pollinghorn and Betty Renee. 

Deborah had many problems with her siblings. Her step-brother Ronnie died of suicide. Her brother Steven is suffering from a stroke. Her one more brother Todd was living in jail. Her step-sister Betty is working as a housekeeper at Eminem’s mansion in Clinton Township. Betty resides at this mansion with her husband Jack and three children.

Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers – Personal Life & Relationships:

Deborah was in a relationship with Marshall Bruce Mathers II. Both were working together as a band member in Daddy Warbucks. The band performs in Ramada Inns. In a private ceremony, the couple exchanged their rings. Later, Deborah tied the knot with Marshall Bruce Mathers around the 1970s. At the time of marriage, Bruce was 22 years old and Deborah was 15 years old. The couple had a son named Eminem, a legendary rapper. 

Soon after the birth of Eminem, Bruce left Deborah and his son alone. Bruce divorced Deborah and moved to California. Eminem was an 18 months old baby when Bruce left them. Then, Deborah married Berger Olsen Au Gres. This relationship doesn’t work well, as Deborah was facing psychological sickness. Then the couple separated their paths.

After Berger, Deborah had a relationship with Fred Samara. In 1986, she delivered a son named Nathan Kane Samara in a relationship with Fred. Nathan is a developing rapper in the music field. He maintains a good relationship with his step-brother Eminem. Later on, Fred and Deborah broke up their relationship. They didn’t give a proper reason for their separation. But some say the reason is Deborah’s psychological sickness. 

She had a few more relationships later. Now, she married John Briggs. To overcome her psychological sickness, she got addicted to drugs. Her former boyfriend, Don De Marc said that “Deborah has an irrational character”.

Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers – Children:

Deborah has two sons named Eminem and Nathan Kane Samara. She has three grandchildren. They are Alaina Marie Mathers, Hailie Jade, and Whitney Scott Mathers.


Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers – Psychological Sickness:

Deborah couldn’t lead a happy married life. The main reason is her psychological sickness. Deborah suffers from Munchausen syndrome, a type of psychological sickness. This sickness is the reason for her abusing the act towards her sons, Eminem and Nathan.

A Lawsuit in opposition to Eminem:

In a few songs, Eminem began to use the worst phrases of her mother for her abusive act. Later, Deborah filed a lawsuit against Eminem for $10 million. She wants Eminem to take back all the worst phrases. With this case, she earned a little profit of $1,600 from Eminem. 


When Eminem came to know that Deborah has breast cancer, he calmed down at her. Eminem mentions an apology to his mother in a few songs. Now, Eminem takes care of his mother well.

Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers – Career:

Deborah is well-known as a mother of legendary rapper Eminem. She was struggling a lot after her divorce with Marshall Bruce. Deborah did some menial jobs to lead a life. She didn’t have a proper job in the early days. She depends on welfare organizations at that time. She was residing in low tough colonies.

Deborah makes false accusations against some people and organizations about their wrongdoings. Later, she extracts money from such people and companies. Deborah creates fake stories about her children’s health to earn money. 

Now, she is a businesswoman running a taxi service in St. Joseph. She is also co-authors of a few books. One famous book is about her son Eminem, which is “My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem”. Another contribution is her 3-song CD record of album ‘Dear Marshall’. 

Body Measurement: Height and Weight :

Deborah’s height is 5 feet 3 inches. Her body weight is 52 Kg. Her body measurements are 35-26-36. She has blue-colored eyes. She has a brown hair color. 

Social Media :

Deborah is not active in social networking sites. No one has seen her posts on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers – Books :

Deborah is the author of a few books. They are 

  1. My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem 
  2. Funding Options for Business Growth
  3. Managing Cash Flow and Working Capital

Deborah R. Nelson-Mathers Net Worth :

Deborah’s net worth is under the revision process. But her son Eminem’s net worth is available, and it is around $190 million.