Eminem has reportedly rekindled his tumultuous relationship with his ex-wife Kim Mathers, according to her mother.
The rapper’s former mother-in-law Kathy Sluck said her daughter sees the rapper “all the time”. Let’s take a look at Kim and Em’s relationship played out in his music.
His former mother-in-law, stated, “They get along better than ever. He’s building her a new house on 22 mile right over there. She has been clean all these years, she just takes care of her family. She’s doing very well.”
Kathy also revealed the pair may get back together soon, explaining, “I think they might, they get on better than ever.”
Marie Hartter, the grandmother of Eminem’s adopted daughter Whitney, also gave her two cents on Kim and Eminem’s passionate relationship.
She stated, “As far as I know they’re not together, but I think your first love they’re always going to have that tumultuous back and forth thing going – always. They’ve been in love since they were 14 or 15 and that’s not going to stop anytime soon. They will probably grow old together one way or another, as much as he says he hates her in his music, he loves her that much too, I feel”.
Eminem first met Kim when he was 15 and she was 13 while he was standing on a table with his shirt off rapping LL Cool J’s “I’m Bad.” Kimberly had run away from her home as a teenager, along with her sister Dawn. They moved in with Marshall and his mother when he was 15.
Kim and Marshall began their on-and-off relationship in 1989. They welcomed their daughter Hailie on December 25, 1995. They married in 1999. In 2000, they filed for divorce shortly after Kim’s second drunk driving conviction. They first divorced in 2001 but remarried in January 2006. He filed for divorce that April and their second divorce was finalized in December that same year.
Will Eminem and Kim get married again? The rapper’s rep stated, “Marshall and Kim continue to maintain a great friendship and share in the parenting of their family”. But anything is possible!
Warning: NSFW and Offensive language in videos. This is Eminem after all!
“97 Bonnie and Clyde” 2009
The Slim Shady LP
On his first album, Eminem takes his daughter on a little ride to dump his wife’s body in a lake.
“Kim” in 2011
The Marshall Mathers LP
On his second album, Eminem wrote another song about killing Kim Mathers. After this song was released, Kim attempted suicide after seeing him perform it in concert. She later sued Eminem for defamation. The couple briefly reconciled, then divorced again.
“Till I Collapse” 2002
The Eminem Show
Eminem took a cheap shot at his ex-wife, who was arrested for drug use.
My thoughts are sporadic, I act like I’m an addict
I rap like I’m addicted to smack like I’m Kim Mathers.
“Hailie’s Song” 2002
The Eminem Show
Eminem wrote a sweet song dedicated to his daughter, but couldn’t resist taking a few jabs at his ex-wife.
But I got a wife that’s determined to make my life livin’ hell
But I handle it well, given the circumstances I’m dealt
So many chances, man, it’s too bad, coulda had someone else
But the years that I’ve wasted are nothing to the tears that I’ve tasted
So here’s what I’m facin’:
3 felonies, 6 years of probation
I’ve went to jail for this woman, I’ve been to bat for this woman
I’ve taken bats to peoples backs, bent over backwards for this woman
Man, I shoulda seen it comin’, why’d I stick my penis up in?
Woulda ripped the pre-nup up if I’d seen what she was fu*kin’
The rapper seems to feel more fond of Mathers in this track:
Things went sour yet again and Em slammed Kim and his tattoos with her name.
I knew I shouldn’t go and get another tattoo of you
On my arm, but what do I go and do
I go and get another one, now I got two
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
I’m sittin’ here with your name on my skin
I can’t believe I went and did this stupid sh*t again
My next girlfriend, now her name’s gotta be Kim
“When I’m Gone” 2005
Curtain Calls: The Hits
This is one of the most honest songs Eminem has written. Eminem and Kim remarried in 2006, only to divorce a second time later that year.
“I’m Going Through Changes” 2010
Hailie this one is for you, Whitney and Alaina too
I still love your mother, that’ll never change, think about her every day
We just could never get it together hey, wish there was a better way
For me to say it, but I swear on everything
I’d do anything for her on any day
It appears that Eminem hasn’t only made nice with Kim, but with his mother Debbie.
Eminem apologizes to his mother on his new album in the song “Headlights”.