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Eminem and Kim’s twisted relationship has constantly been targetted by the media.
Debbie Mathers took Kim at her home where she grew up as Marshall’s foster sister since she was 12.
‘ I took her in at 12, which I kick myself every day for ‘, declared Debbie to the Detroit Free Press.
‘ She does not care about my son at all. She cares about the money. ‘
Marshall and Kim have known each other when they were teenagers. They have grown up at the same home , which created strong links between each other.
But if they were unable to live without each other, they have also proven not to be able to live with each other either.
The dramas Eminem has been through with Kim in his personal life have been a huge source of inspiration for him.
‘ Bonnie and Clyde 97 ‘ was a recociliation attempt, as Eminem explains it very well in his book ‘ Angry Blonde ‘ and ‘ Kim ‘ was a deep expression of his unhappy love for Kim. The chorus speaks for itself ‘ So long, bitch you give me so wrong/
I don’t wanna go on/
living in this world without you’ ‘
Kim has often been playing with Marshall’s feelings, leaving him as soon as he was financially down and using their daughter Hailie as a weapon against him.
Despite the frequent arguments Marshall and Kim used to have in their on-and-off relationship, both got married in June 1999.
Their marriage was an unhappy union and Eminem decided to divorce when he caught Kim kissing John Guerra.
Eminem’s decision to divorce lead to a new drama in his life : Kim attempted suicide in front of her mom and of Marshall’s little brother Nate while he was touring for the ‘ Up In Smoke Tour ‘. She was hospitalized on July the 7 th 2000. Marshall talks about the tragic event in the song ‘ Don’t approach Me ‘ from Xzibit (featuring Eminem) :
‘ .. everyday I wake up, another drama
It’s a wonder I’m alive, survivin this karma
If I can hold on to my private life for five minutes longer
I might get my wife to let go of this knife and just calm her
Without these cameras in our faces like animals
For your channel 2 action news to follow our ambulence up the avenue
And catch a glimpse of all the suicide attempts
And what we do in private since they won’t let us put up a fence
And you wonder why I carry every gun under the sun
Whether it’s unloaded full or an un-registered one
No bullet, you’re so full of shit
This clip is so full it’ll spit if I don’t pull it
And don’t give me no bullshit I’m not in the mood
I just got in a feud in some parkin lot with a dude
Over kim and she just slit both of her wrists over the shit
Don’t tell me bout the show business shit
I know what this is, bitch ‘
Eminem doesn’t like the way the media expose his private life, which is understandable. He feels like he can’t hide his privacy for one minute. His life is hidden for no camera and this drama is a real private matter.
From Kim’s point of view, it was very difficult to face with her husband’s new celebrity and to suddenly share him with the whole world, with of course, unpleasant exposures of some intimate details of her private life.
Kim intented to sue Marshall in 2000 for defamation , because she constantly felt humiliated about the ‘ Kim doll ‘ her husband was ‘ beating ‘ on stage, but on August 24th 2000, both reached a settlement about that lawsuit and tried to reconcile, with no success.
The couple even tried to work out their problems and to live together for Hailie’s interest. They even tried to have another child. Despite their efforts of reconstructing their relationship, their divorce was finalized in March 2001.
Marshall’s advocate, Robert Z Feldstein stated : ‘ This is a marriage that appearently just isn’t going to work. Luckily, the parties seem to be communicating well with respect to their daughter and hopefully communication and co-operation is ongoing for the best interest of the child. ‘
We all know how much Eminem shows concern for Hailie’s interest. His daughter always comes first and his behavior towards her honors him.
In 2002, Kim got pregnant from another man, Eric Hartter, who is the father of her second child, Whitney.
Eminem disliked the fact that she went pregnant six months after their divorce. It was reported in the ‘ World Entertainment News ‘ from April the 30th 2002 that Eminem was ‘ shocked and upset ‘ when he discovered about Kim’s pregnancy. In fact, he was much more worried on the effect this pregnancy might have on Hailie.
All of a sudden, at the period ‘ 8 Mile ‘ was released, Kim broke up with the father of her second child and got back with Marshall, taking little Whitney with her to Marshall’s home in Clinton Township, Michigan.
Since he divorced from her, Eminem couldn’t really forget his ex wife. He still has strong feelings for her despite the fact she cheated on him so often and has proven to be so untrustworthy towards him.
The fact that little Whitney was living at the famous rapper’s home caused a lot of problems to Eminem. He was accused of trying to separate the baby from her dad.
Mary, Whitney’s grandmother complained about the situation. The trouble was, Eric Hartter’s name wasn’t n the birth certificate and since Eminem and Kim were back together, Eric’s family feared for the worst.
But Eminem ‘s intentions were not to create any problem. In fact Kim didn’t want the dad of her second child see their kid. When Eric requested to see his daughter on the phone, Kim said : ‘ Just take me to court if you want to see her. Take me to court. ‘
But she already knew it wasn’t that simple for him, because he already had a lot of trouble with justice, being charged for drug deals and other delicts.
Between 2001 and 2003, Kim has been arrested twice in possession of cocaine. She seems to have serious addiction problem.
Her recent behavior, disappearing without anybody knowing the place
where she was hiding before the police caught her, shows an irresponsible behavior.
Since the time Eminem has been back with Kim, their relation has been the same that it was in the past, always on and off.
Kim has always played on the fact her ex husband still had feelings for her, she’s been manipulating him, but the worst in the whole story is her irresponsible behavior, simply disappearing without caring about her daughter Hailie.
For once, we may not doubt Debbie’s words about Kim, who seems to be a dependant woman and certainly not the best mother in the world. But Hailie’s presence in Eminem’s life remains the most positive thing that went out of their marriage.