Is Eminem dumb enough to marry ex-wife Kim Mathers a third time?


Eminem isn’t doing so bad for himself lately. He covers the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone to support The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which has already sold like crazy. The album tallied up 792,000 units sold in its first week, which easily blows away the opening weeks of Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga.

The full Rolling Stone interview hasn’t arrived yet, and the released excerpts aren’t too revealing. Eminem does claim that he was “intentionally spaced-out when he appeared alongside Brent Musburger on ESPN.” Remember that weird video? Em was making his “Berzerk” face, so it’s no big deal: “The whole song to me feels like vintage Beastie Boys. And you know the ‘Pass the Mic’ video where Ad-Rock is making that face, kind of not looking the camera? I was doing my own version.” That explains a lot.

There’s also another new story about Eminem that I hope isn’t true. Radar Online says Eminem is considering remarrying Kim Mathers (one of her old mugshots is in the gallery) again. Again. They divorced the first time in 2001, and then Eminem re-wed Kim in 2006, but the second marriage only lasted three months. Kim said Eminem’s songs about her drove her to suicide. She was specifically speaking about “Kim,” which described Eminem choking her to death. Em also sang about emptying his gun so he wouldn’t shoot her in “Cleaning Out My Closet.” Their history together is a complete mess, but Kim’s mom predicts wedding bells anyway:

Eminem could soon rekindle his famously stormy relationship with tormented ex-wife Kim Mathers, according to her mom.

Speaking from the home she is currently sharing with Kim, just outside Detroit, Eminem’s former mother-in-law Kathy Sluck told that her daughter sees the rapper “all the time.” The generous star is also building his first love a brand new mansion just five miles from his house.

Kathy revealed of the former lovers: “They get along better than ever. He’s building her a new house on 22 mile right over there.” She added of daughter Kim: “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.”

The new house currently being built for Kim is on Mile Road in Macomb, Michigan, a rural suburb of Detroit surrounded by fields and farms. It is just a five-minute drive from the house she is living in now with her mother. Although still in the early stages of being built, the house already looks to be a large, sprawling mansion.

Marie Hartter, the grandmother of Eminem’s adopted daughter Whitney, also shared her opinion on Kim and Eminem’s fiery relationship. She said: “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.”

Although they have two failed marriages behind them, she said: “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. I think it’s kind of like throwing gas on the fire. I’ve always felt that that was each of their one true love. I think they met very young, they were together a lot of years, I don’t think she’s ever been with anyone for as long as she’s been with him, whether it’s off and on.”

Asked if she thinks they are a dangerous combination, Marie said: “Oh man in a lot of ways, I think in a lot of ways. I mean how do you marry someone and then divorce them four months later? I think leading up to it I think they both knew it might be a mistake, but I’m guessing. I think at some point they could get back together, anything is possible when you’ve been in love with someone for 25 years.”

Neal Alpert, the agent and former fiancé of Eminem’s mother Debbie Mathers, said of Kim and Eminem’s fiery relationship: “In my personal opinion they seem to have the type of relationship that will keep them coming back and forth to each other. I would say first loves always have a place in our hearts, I’m sure there’s still feeling there, you can’t just turn it off.”

In addition to possibly reconciling with Kim, it seems Eminem may also be ready to publicly forgive his mother, who he made violent references to in his hit “Cleaning Out My Closet.”

In the song “Headlights” from his latest album, Eminem has changed his tone, rapping: “You’re still beautiful to me because you’re my mum. I love you, Debbie Mathers.”

[From Radar Online]

The source of this information certainly has a vested interest in Kim’s financial well being, but I don’t think Em will take too kindly to a planted story. I have no problem believing that Eminem is still financially supporting his ex-wife because he’s very generous when it comes to his kids. He has one biological child (17-year-old Hallie) with Kim but also has custody of Kim’s niece (Alaina) and Kim’s other child (Whitney). I think Em’s willing to give Kim whatever she needs to be comfortable as far as money goes, but that’s probably the extent of their relationship. I hope.

Eminem told Rolling Stone in 2010 that he has trouble with the ladies and can’t really date: “As far as going out, like dinner and a movie–I just can’t. Going out in public is just too crazy. I mean, I’d like to be in a relationship again someday. Who doesn’t? It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.” Ahhh, the wages of fame.

UPDATE: Eminem’s rep denies the story, which is what I suspected all along.

Yesterday Em Instagrammed this picture of himself and Rihanna on the set of their new “Monster” video. RiRi looks fantastic, and these two always make good music together.


This is an Instagrammed Em pretending to run the NYC marathon. Don’t ask.


Photos courtesy of Rolling Stone, Eminem on Instagram, The Smoking Gun & WENN

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  1. Macey says:

    This story (the kim part) is false and was already denied by his reps yesterday.

    The Sun made it up last week and Radar picked it up from there. Its funny how everyone reports the rumors but very few report the updated denial/truth.

  2. teehee says:

    17 YEAR OLD HAILEY!? WHAT! God time goes too fast….

  3. blue marie says:

    I hope not, those two are like oil and water.

  4. Patricia says:

    They need to think of the great deal of stress all this back-and-forth crap causes for the children in their lives. It’s selfish.

  5. eliza says:

    I give this guy credit. Unlike Brown, Em has learned from his mistakes and turned his life around. People CAN change and he is a perfect example of that. I am glad he is finding success and has been a good parent to his daughter.

    I heard the story about Kim was bogus. I think he has moved on.

    • teehee says:

      Yes, people are capable of it. Few do it because it entails realizing you are wrong, flawed, have failed, have caused pain, have made big mistakes, and realizing you are an aching, hurting, wounded person inside—— and most people’s egos just arent capable of admitting that, or their hearts arent capable of the pain. There arent enough tears to cry to make up for a broken childhood. Thats usually why the worst people are the most proud– they are lying to themselves to cover up for their being messed up. Their ego’s whole world would collapse if they admitted that they are on the wrong way, and thats like a mini death for them. Not everyone has the brass to go through it.
      Em did something good when he retreated and took the time to reflect on himself.

      • eliza says:

        Great post! ITA.

      • Naye in VA says:

        Go tell my ex that. Please!

      • Bridget says:

        Actually, a huge part of that was getting sober. He has a pretty serious addiction, and getting sober was big for him. Its why he hasnt been touring, why he’s retreated so much – he’s aware of the temptation, and has actually chosen his sobriety first. The man is such an odd dichotomy. Some of his music is truly amazing while some of it is just rage filled, yet he’s also the guy who adopted his ex-wife’s kid by another man.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Great post, teehee and I agree with Bridget-getting sober was likely more than half the battle for him.

    • janie says:

      They have had big problems over the years! I can’t see that happening, but honestly I don’t think he’s ever loved another woman. I’m sure he’s had his share, but he loves Kim. His daughter is so cute!

  6. aims says:

    I think he feels an obligation when it comes to Kim. She’s the mother of his children, his first love and like Kaiser said, he’ll always provide for her. I think they love each other, but aren’t compatible. It’s like you’re damned if you do damned if you don’t. I don’t see it happening again, sometimes it’s better to love someone afar.

    • aims says:

      I mean Bedhead. Still early here, sorry

    • Jules says:

      She is the mother of his ONLY genetic child. Who lives with him. He also adopted Kim’s other child and a cousin. All in all Eminem has done more than millions of other men have done. I know where he grew up in Detroit/Warren here in Michigan. Believe me, he is a miracle he overcame his surroundings. Not many do that come from that area. Sorry for the rant, Eminem is a legend around here. As well he should be. 🙂

  7. littlemissnaughty says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point in the future they’d get together again. Hasn’t this been going on for over 20 years now? It was already a thing when he became successful … what .. 15 years ago? *wheezes* I feel old.
    Her mug shot is one of the better ones (minus the ratty hair), that’s not a bad picture.

  8. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I see that he has many redeeming qualities in his personal life, but help me understand why we ignore the violence and misogyny and homophobia of his lyrics again? Because it’s just artistic expression? I’m really trying to compare it to say, Hemingway, who was obviously sexist or misogynist, and everyone raves about, but hearing about how he choked her to death in his song just turns my stomach. Why is that ok?

    • Side-Eye says:

      A pass? Sweetie, people have ALWAYS come for him and his lyrics. Eminem’s controversial material has never really been brushed aside or ignored. Besides that, it’s quite obvious looking at his life and what he does for his children(some of them not even biological) and his brother, that he’s not the person he portrays in his songs. I compare most rappers to fiction writers–half of them are nothing like how they portray themselves in music. Now if you’re one of those people who can’t differentiate between fiction and reality, or one of those people who think the writer actually *is* their character I don’t know what to tell you, but I consider his Slim Shady persona to be a fictional person.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Right, I get that it’s fiction, not reality. I’m not confusing who he is in real life with his lyrics. I just find his lyrics really offensive. And I’m not being snarky. I really do want to understand. So you’re saying that he has a fictional persona who is “speaking” in his songs, much as a fiction writer might have a flawed main character who said offensive things? And he’s just telling a story, not promoting violence or anything else he sings about? That’s a reasonable argument, though I’m not sure I completely agree with where it gets you, but that’s ok. Thank you for taking the time to explain.

  9. Anna says:

    I doubt they would ever get back together and if they do, I have a feeling it won’t end well.
    I think it’s really sweet that he adopted 2 more children and in interviews always refers to them all as his “daughters”.

  10. Lucy says:

    The dating thing made me a bit sad. I hope he’s able to find a nice woman to have by his side someday! And I love the picture with Rihanna, they make a pretty good team.

  11. hadleyb says:

    What does Kim look like now? Any recent pics of her?

    • Macey says:

      I think she looks really good now. Radar has some pics if you go to the original article (may be back a page or two), they linked them from the Sun. They’re definitely pap stalked pics and kind of creepy if you ask me so Im not linking them but someone took pics of her at a store last week I think.

  12. ilovetobake says:

    throwback thursday

  13. Kate says:

    Is it wrong that I love him? I forgive the misogynist lyrics, the homophobic slurs … I should know better.

  14. Dawn says:

    Well I sort of thought this would be a phony story based on what he talked about the last time he was on 60 Minutes. He said it was a different world when you looked at through sober eyes or something like that. And he spoke of the pride he has for his children. I have good friends from Detroit who also say that it’s a miracle that he made it out alive and talked about him being beat within an inch of his life when he was a teenager. I don’t get the homophobic lines but it seems to be a huge part of rap, so if he gets called out they all should get called out. The guy is among the 100 most influential in music as well and you have to be beyond great to be there. Plus I love that he doesn’t run around saying he is all that and a bag of chips, this guy seems to walk his talk.

  15. Side-Eye says:

    Eminem will always be that dude.

  16. Pri says:

    Whitney,I believe, is Kim’s niece. Kim has a twin who has problems of her own. And I think Eminem has adopted Alaina and Whitney.

    Love that song -‘Monster’!! This should be good.

    As for them reconciling, I think no. Though I think its really nice if both are being friendly with each other for the sake of their kids.

    • Macey says:

      no, Whitney is Kim’s daughter from another relationship, Alaina is her niece that he adopted long ago. He takes care of all her kids and probably all her future kids.

  17. Rux says:

    Finally somebody said it, sort of. I want RiRi and Eminem to happen desperately!!!!!! I do not know why/how/when/where but I love the idea of these two together. Their kids would be fantastic looking. I love Swirly kids.

  18. P.J. says:

    Hmm. Kim’s mother goes to the press about a possible “reconciliation” between Em and her daughter at the exact same time that Hailey is soon to be 18 AND Eminem’s star is rapidly on the rise again after literal years of radio silence. Do the math people! OF COURSE she and Kim are gunning for this. (Alimony to replace all that hefty child support. Ugh.)

    Let’s just hope that Slim is smarter than this. I met him way back when his first album came out when I was 16 (my high school BFF and I skipped school one day to go to his signing at Tower Records Lol) and it struck me even back then what a super sweet, funny, kind and vulnerable guy he seemed to be (despite his mega star status) in the five minutes he was kind enough to take to talk to us 🙂 I mean, the line was around the corner and he still went out of his way to show genuine interest in the stories of a couple of giddy teenage girls! Please look out for yourself Marshall…

    Side note: His entourage, including his best friend, fellow rapper, Proof who was killed several years ago was at the table right next to him at the signing and they were SO tight. Sad 🙁

  19. SFRowGuy says:

    Third times a ‘Charm’ and it gives her another chance to get the rest of his money.

  20. IzzyB says:

    I don’t agree with a lot of his lyrics, but I can understand the anger behind them and I see a messed up person who’s trying.

    He’s always respected his fans and his industry and how lucky he is. He obviously loves his daughters and really stepped up to the plate there.

    He’s got some serious demons and some serious mental health issues (some of those lyrics represent a very unhealthy mindset), but I’m rooting for him.

    Maybe because I’ve seen very similar kinds of messed up it just strikes home.

  21. St says:

    It’s amazing to me that for all those years he couln’t found himself some ordinary chick and marry her. And have two more kids and be happy. He looks like he is still sad and lonely person who hates everything and is angry most of the time.

  22. Amanda G says:

    I actually love those two together. They are soul mates and he makes great music when he’s with her LOL I think they will have an on/off thing for the rest of their lives like their family members say.

  23. yinkusbabe says:

    eminem has a good heart to have adopted his wife and his wife sister’s daughters, i think the reason is that he sees them as family coz they ve been together way back. aside his some- what violent lyrics i think he is a very responsible guy