What is Eminem's child Whitney's new name? Rapper's 19-year-old comes out as non-binary
Rapper Eminem's 19-year-old child, who was formerly known as Whitney has come out as non-binary. The family is in full support of their decision. Whitney now goes by the name Stevie Laine.
Stevie made the announcement in a series of posts on Instagram and TikTok. They wiped out all previous pictures from Instagram to make a fresh start. In one of the posts, they wrote, "call me stevie (they/she/he)." They also posted a TikTok video showing their transformation over the years and captioned it, "Watch me become more comfortable with myself," and "forever growing and changing." They used hashtags '#genderfluid #bi and #nonbinary' in several other posts.
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The teenager's new name was first referenced in their grandmother Kathleen Sluck's obituary last month. 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." One of Stevie's friends also wrote, "I know me and Stevie drove you crazy with our endless sleepovers of you calling us telling us to stop being so loud. And to go to bed and our early mornings with you for our Tim Horton runs and always sitting on the back porch talking with you and listening to all your stories."
Eminem legally adopted Stevie in 2005 after he reconciled with his ex-wife Kim, who is Stevie's mom. Kim and Eminem got married in 1999 and divorced two years later. The couple remarried in January 2006 but separated again by April of that year. Stevie's biological father was a professional tattoo artist, who passed away last year aged 40. He reportedly battled drug addiction. Stevie's father is Kim's ex-boyfriend Eric Hartter. Kim got together with Eric during a break from Eminem and he adopted Stevie after they reconciled. Reportedly, Stevie's mother Kim tried to kill herself last year. She was then reportedly taken to the hospital for medical and psychological evaluation, before returning home for recovery.