Who Was Eric Hartter? Untold Facts About Whitney Scott’s Biological Father

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Who Was Eric Hartter? Untold Facts About Whitney Scott’s Biological Father

Eric Hartter was a tattoo artist who rose to prominence for being the one-time partner of Kimberly Anne Scott ( aka Kim Scott), famous as the ex-wife of the famous American rapper Eminem.

Besides, Eric is also equally popular for being the biological father of Eminem’s adopted daughter Whitney Scott Mather. Coming up to 2022, Scott’s ex-partner is no more in the world, as he was found dead on August 22, 2019, at his house in Detroit, Michigan. So, what had happened to Eric Hartter? Prior to his unfortunate death, how was his personal life?

Let’s have a closer look at the personal and professional details of Kimberly Anne Scott’s ex-partner, Eric Hartter including his age, relationship with Kim, his child, and many more. Stick with us till the end.

Who Is Eric Hartter? His Wiki

As mentioned earlier, Eric, full name, Eric Scott Hartter is a tattoo artist famous for dating Eminem’s ex-spouse. He was born on January 22 1979. But sadly, he died at the age of 40 in the year 2019.

Childhood photo of Eric Hartter; he died at 40 in 2019
Eric Hartter in his early age. Source: Hos mother’s Facebook

Growing up, he lived with his mother Marie Mastrogiovanni Hartter in the United States of America. The information about Eric’s father is not in the media outlets. Besides, he was American by nationality and belonged to a mixed ethnical race.

Eric Hartter Was A Tattoo Artist

As we mentioned above, Eric was in the tattoo art profession and was reportedly very much enthusiastic about his work. In fact, the tattoo lover had tattoos on most parts of his body.

On the other side, if talked about his ex-partner Kim’s career, she is an author who has written books, titled, Kids in Context: The Sociological Study and Mommy! There’s a Snot Man Standing. She is also an American Illustrator and has illustrated several children’s books like Princess Disgrace, The Black and White Club, The Two Stubborn Pirates, and many more.

Eric Was Also Involved In Crimes & Arrested Several Times

Besides being a tattoo artist, he was also involved in criminal activities. On December 27, 2018, he was arrested on the charge of stealing Red Bull from CVS worth $200.  During his time in jail, he used prohibited items like Fenatyle and methamphetamine which prolonged his sentence in Jail.

For felony contraband, he was imprisoned for 153 days and spent 24 months on probation period in jail.

Eric Hartter Was In A Relationship With Kim Scott: Were They Married?

Moving on to his relationship status, it seems like the late tattoo artist never had a wedding. However, Eric stayed in relationships with several women in his 40 years of life. One among them was Kim aka Kimberly Anne whom he started dating at the end of 2001.

Eric Hartter ex-girlfriend Kimberly Anne Scott, who was married to Eminem
Eric Hartter’s ex-partner Kimberly Anne Scott

Eric’s former girlfriend, Kim was in a marital relationship with an American rapper from the year 1999 to 2001. After she got divorced, soon, Eric and Kimberly began seeing each other and shared a daughter Whitney Scott Mather together who was born on April 16, 2002.

Later, they broke up and Kim again got married to her now ex-husband, Eminem in 2006. But her marriage with Eminem didn’t last even for a year and the married duo eventually parted ways within the same year, 2006.

His Daughter Whitney Was Adopted By Eminem

In the year 2005, Eminem, the famous rapper legally adopted his ex-wife’s daughter with Eric Hartter. During the time of adoption, Whitney was just three years old kid. From then to the year 2019, she was growing up under the care of her non-biological dad, Eminem without knowing about her biological father, Eric.

After Hartter’s death, his biological daughter posted a video on TikTok, where she confronted her confusion about his biological father. In the video, she plays two different characters where she expresses her confusion by asking several questions to the other one. One of her characters starts by saying “He’s not your real dad. You’re adopted”.

Eric Hartter is a father of a daughter Whitney
Eric Hartter’s daughter on right side and her adopted father Eminem on left

The video continues where she again says, ‘You’re my real dad, right? Am I adopted?’ and the video ended with her grandma’s comments, “I ‘m sorry they wouldn’t tell you about him.” The video was unfortunately deleted later.

Whitney Identifies: She Now Prefers A Name Stevie

As of 2022, Hartter’s child is 20 years of age. In the year 2020, Whitney aka Stevie came out as non-binary. Whitney announced their reality of being non-binary through social media by referring to themself with the pronoun “They”.

Now, they like to introduce themself with the name Stevie Scott Mathers. They has opened a TikTok account and Instagram with the name Stevie.

Eric Hartter Was A Drug Addict: He Died Of Drug Overdose

Prior to his death, he was hugely a drug addict. He struggled against his addiction for several years and was eventually found dead in his abandoned house in Detroit. After his death, on August 6, 2020, his mother shared his pictures on her Facebook with a caption in grief. It said,

If you wonder how I could possibly want my dead, heroin addicted son back, you’re lucky because that means it hasn’t happened to you. When he was at the lowest depth of his addiction, he was still my son and I still loved him the same as if there were no addiction.

His addiction was so dangerous even his family members were tired which is displayed by his mom’s words which say,

I’ve wished him dead in those times, cut him off completely, convinced both of our lives would be better if he died.

Further, regarding his death, his autopsy reports displayed the cause of his death was a Cocaine and fentanyl overdose.

His Mom Organized Fundraising Program

After his death, his beloved mommy organized a fundraising program for his death rituals.

Eric Hartter With His Mother
Eric Hartter with his dear Mother. Source: His mother’s Facebook

She mentioned the tragedy that her son underwent and wrote,

 Eric was a vibrant, charming, generous and beautiful human being who touched hundreds of lives.  He was a loving father, friend, son, brother, uncle and cousin who was deeply loved by many.  We are unprepared in so many ways for Eric’s tragic passing.  Most significantly we are unable to move forward financially with arrangements to put him to rest.  We hope to raise enough within 30 days to cover his final expenses.

What Was Eric Hartter’s Net Worth At His Death? 

Eric was simply a tattoo artist. More than that he was hugely a drug addict. After his death, to complete his death rituals, his mommy started a fundraising program that shows that he didn’t earn much money through his profession.

However, different websites have displayed his net worth at around $3 million, which is quite hard to be true.