It appears that the rapper's stormy marriage to Kim Mathers is finally at an end...
EMINEM’s stormy marriage appears finally to be at an end with the news that he has filed for divorce from his wife KIM.
The rapper’s record company Interscope released a statement late yesterday (August 16) confirming that the petition to end their year-old marriage was filed at Macomb County Court in Michigan yesterday morning.
“The two have had an on-again, off-again relationship that’s been extensively detailed in the press,” Interscope said. “In early June, the couple separated, and since then Eminem has come to the decision that a divorce is unavoidable.”
The pair, who were high school sweethearts, had been together for years but only tied the knot last year.
Eminem has asked for the couple’s property to be divided fairly and also that they share joint custody of their four-year old daughter.
And despite the very volatile nature of their relationship, Eminem‘s lawyer Harvey Hauer told the Detroit Free Press that they were hoping for an “amicable” separation.
“We’re hoping for an amicable dissolution of the marriage,” he said. “They’re still going to have to parent this child for the rest of their lives.”
When the papers were filed yesterday it emerged that Kim Mathers had known for some time that the divorce was in the offing. The papers were dated June 22. It is not known if the thought of the divorce contributed to her suicide attempt in July.
Eminem is currently awaiting trial on two separate weapons related charges. One of these stems from an incident in early June when he is said to have pistol whipped a love rival he caught canoodling with his wife in the in the car park of a nightclub in Warren outside Detroit.
The star’s publicist Dennis Dennehy told Detroit Free Press that the incident marked the beginning of the end of their relationship.
“That’s what brought it to a head and made him decide that this is the way that things ought to be,” he explained. “Anybody that’s read the interviews, anybody who’s seen what’s gone on in their lives in the last two months would come to the conclusion that this is the somewhat logical conclusion.”
Kim has frequently been the butt of many of Eminem’s vitriolic raps on both ‘The Slim Shady LP’ and ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’.