Eminem is “The Best Role Model”, Says Brother Nate on Hailie Jade’s Podcast

Eminem has inspired many people around the world with his music! Earlier this month, his younger brother Nathan Mathers featured on Hailie Jade’s podcast where he reflected on growing up with Eminem, and called him “the best role model”.

Jade introduced Mathers in her episode by talking about his family. “For those of you who may not know, Nate is my uncle – my dad’s younger brother – but also we kind of grew up together because Nate lived with us for a while when I was young,” she explained. “So he’s kind of like a ‘bruncle.’ I would say brother-uncle. … You definitely act younger than your age, I always think that. … We are closer in age than you are to my dad, but still, I never realize how much older you are than me because I feel like you are like a brother.”

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Mathers is only 12 years older than Jade while he is 14 years younger than his brother, Eminem. When asked about his life with Marshall Mathers, a.k.a. Eminem, he had only good things to say. He admitted that he even bleached his hair to copy Eminem’s signature look. 

“He was the best role model I could have had to help me be the dad that I am today,” Nate said. “I started understanding a little more when reality would hit when I would start seeing him on TV and going to shows and all the signatures and crazy people. I’m like, ‘All right, well, this is real.’”

Jade also announced his engagement to longtime boyfriend Evan McClintock recently. Marshall Mathers, or as we know him, Eminem also added a notch to his belt by being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year. 

– Riya Sohini