Kim Mathers and Eminem have had a tumultuous relationship for over two decades. Mathers and Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, met as teenagers when he was 15 and she was 13. Kim and her twin sister Dawn ran away from home when they met and lived with the rapper and his mom that same year.
Fame, drugs, and alcohol fuelled their often volatile relationship. Nonetheless, Kim and Eminem welcomed a daughter named Hailie in 1995 and married in 1999. Two years later they called it quits. The rapper included a song in his 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LPcalled “Kim.”
The lyrics were filled with hate, violence where the rapper kills his wive’s husband, stepson, and her. And yet the two Detroit, Michigan natives cannot seem to live without each other despite how much pain they have caused each other.
1.They had to make a final call.
And so, both of them shared custody of Hailie. While, Eminem has full custody of Whitney and Amanda. Amanda is the daughter of Kim’s twin sister who died of a drug overdose this January.
Eminem fought demons of his own along the way.
In his bid to cure his insomnia, Eminem got hooked on to prescription pills. And after a near death experience, went into rehab. He has been sober since 2008.
And so did Kim….
After the death of her sister Kim confessed to thinking about suicide, since she could not bear the loss. But has turned over a new leaf since then. And is raising her 3 daughters with Eminem by her side.
2.It didn’t stop at that.
Eminem further humiliated Kim at his “Up in Smoke Tour”, to which he had invited Kim and his sister. He had promised not to sing the “Kim” song but instead ended up singing it any way. He even abused a blow-up doll, that symbolized Kim, by punching it in front of the audience. Kim was distressed and left the venue, crashing her car while doing so.
She even slit her wrists at her home in Detroit.
Still these two could not stay away from each other and remarried again in January, 2006. Kim later confessed that the wedding was rushed and the only reason she did it was because Eminem gave her an ultimatum.And it didn’t last a long time either. Eminem filed for divorce by April 2006. They tried their best to make it work this time around but couldn’t.
3.They never stopped fighting.
Even after the baby was born, they never stopped fighting. But both Eminem and Kim tried to make it work, at least for their daughter’s sake. They even got married in 1999.
But fame drove them apart…
And then Eminem was put on two years of probation for assaulting a bouncer at a night club for Kim kissing him. He even wrote about the incident in his album The Eminem Show as “The Kiss(Skit)”Song.
Not just that….
They divorced after just two years of married life. Eminem even wrote a song called “Kim” and threw some major shade towards Kim through it.The song featured the murder of a wife, her husband and stepson in his 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP.The song had a great deal of violence and was filled with hate.Ouch!