Kim Mathers Biography

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Summary

"Kimberley Anne Mathers" (born "Kimberley Anne Scott" on January 9, 1975 in Warren, Michigan) is the ex-wife of Marshall Bruce Mathers III, a.k.a. Eminem (married June 14, 1999; divorced October 112001; remarried January 14, 2006; divorced December 19, 2006). In public reporting she has sometimes been referred to by her married name of "Kim Mathers", and in some public documents she has used the alternate spelling "Kimberly". She has a twin sister Dawn, their mother is Kathleen 'Kathy' Sluck.

Biography

Kimberley Mathers is known as the ex-wife of hip hop star Eminem, whom she has married and divorced twice. Some elements of their relationship have been used to inspire Eminem's lyrics. Their relationship troubles have received public scrutiny, have often been the subject of celebrity gossip, and at times have spilled over into public feuding.

They met for the first time in 1987 at a friend's house.

They started getting together in 1991. Their relationship was on again, off again even from the beginnings. In December 25, 1995, their only child Hailie Jade Scott was born. After Eminem was signed to the Aftermath Records, the couple got married on June 14, 1999 in St. Joseph, MO.

In 2000, as Eminem gained widespread fame and publicity following the release of his second major-label album, "The Marshall Mathers LP", her troubled relationship with him was often a news topic. "Kim", a track on the compact disc, has Eminem shouting verbal abuse at her (Kim's voice is also played by Eminem on the track) for getting into a relationship with someone else; it ends with the sound of her throat being cut while Eminem shouts, 'Bleed, bitch, bleed! Bleeeed!!!'

The track was framed by Eminem as a prequel to the comparatively less intense track "97' Bonnie & Clyde", a parody of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton's "Just the Two of Us" on Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP", in which he disposes of the body of his wife while his daughter Hailie rides in the car.

Kim also saw him perform this show live in Detroit, with a mock-up doll of her being abused by Mathers on stage to audience approval. This was a recurring part of Mathers's performance in the "Up in Smoke" tour. Following this concert, on July 7, 2000, Kim attempted suicide by cutting her wrists.

Eminem first filed for divorce in August, but the divorce proceedings were delayed. On December, the couple reconciled for the sake of their daughter. The relationship still didn't last, with Kim filing for divorce in March of 2001. They went through an ugly custody battle over Hailie. The divorce was final in October of 2001.

After almost three years of rumors that the two of them were together again, it was confirmed on December 7, 2005, when Eminem announced that the couple had reconciled and would probably re-marry in 2006. The couple remarried on January 14, 2006 in Rochester Hills, Michigan ; however, on April 5, Eminem filed for divorce for the second time . This divorce finally went through on December 19, 2006.

Children

Kim and Marshall Mathers have one daughter together; Hailie Jade Scott, born on December 25, 1995. The Mathers are also guardians to Alaina Marie Scott, born on May 3, 1993, the daughter of Kim's sister. Kim Mathers also has a second daughter, Whitney Laine Scott, born on April 16, 2002; Whitney appears in the When I'm Gone video, she is the youngest girl on the swing.

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