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Eminem and his ex-wife remarry

By wire services
Published January 16, 2006

Eminem remarried his high school sweetheart Saturday, a month after the superstar rapper announced they were getting back together, his publicist said.

"I can confirm that they were married this evening," said Dennis Dennehy on Saturday.

Helicopters hovered and paparazzi congregated outside Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills, Mich., as the rapper born Marshall Bruce Mathers III and Kim Mathers were whisked inside the 110-room mansion built for auto baron John Dodge's widow 80 years ago.

"Family and close friends were in attendance, including members of D12, 50 Cent, Obie Trice and members of G-Unit," Dennehy said. He said D12's Proof, whose real name is Deshaun Holton , served as best man.

Dinner was lobster tails and filet mignon, and New York DJ Lord Sear provided the music for the reception, Dennehy said.

Their first marriage ended after two-plus years in October 2001 in an ugly legal fight that included a custody battle over their young daughter, Hailie Jade, now 10. Eminem, 33, and Mathers, 30, reconciled in late 2004. The pair grew up in suburbs along Eight Mile Road, Detroit's northern border.

Em and Kim's notoriously tumultuous relationship had been the inspiration for some of Eminem's most violent, intense and controversial material. Eminem rapped about killing Kim and disposing of her body - while their daughter rode shotgun - on '97 Bonnie and Clyde, a track from 1999's The Slim Shady LP. Em again fantasized about murdering her on Kim, from 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP, but admitted in the chorus, "I don't wanna go on living in this world without you."

"We've got a really funny relationship," Eminem told MTV in 2000. " ... I don't know if it's healthy, but it's a weird relationship."

Eminem, who sports a "Kim: Rot in Pieces" tattoo on his chest, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and assault with a deadly weapon in 2000, when he pulled a gun on a bartender he saw kissing his wife. He was given two years' probation for the incident.

[Last modified January 16, 2006, 00:40:11]

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