Eminem's Wife Fights for Custody
According to reports, Kim Mathers has responded to the divorce proceedings Em began in early April. The new documents don't reveal the motives behind the couple's second divorce after being remarried for three months. Filed through Michael J. Smith, Mathers' lawyer, in Macomb County Circuit Court, the documents request custody of their child, Hailie Jade Scott, in addition to financial support, including mortgage, insurance and utilities for the couple's Township, Michigan residence.
The high school sweethearts tied the knot this past January after being apart for several years. D12's Proof served as best man while D12, 50 Cent, while Obie Trice and others attended.
After two years, the couple's first marriage ended in October 2001 in a legal battle that included a custody war over their daughter Hailie. The pair reconciled in late 2004. Slim then announced that they were back together in December 2005.
Reports say Em and Kim weren't speaking for six months when she was served with the divorce papers. Times have been pretty rough for Slim. His longtime pal Proof was murdered in Detroit last month, while another friend/Shady Records artist Trice was shot in the head during a road rage incident. Late last year, the blonde lyricist also checked himself into Detroit's Brighton Hospital for an addiction to sleeping pills. He was released nearly two months later.