While Eminem and his ex-wife, Kim Mathers, get along great as parents, it doesn't look like they are officially a couple again. They started dating when they were only teenagers, and have had an on-again-off-again relationship ever since.
They married in 1999 and then divorced two years later. They then remarried in 2006, but divorced again only a few short months later. The last time they were seen together was when their daughter, Hailie, was crowned homecoming queen at her high school in Clinton Township, Michigan on October 4. Now, the rumors are circulating that they may be back on the mends again.
"They really have a great relationship now as parents," an insider told Us Weekly. "They aren't back together yet, per se, but anything could happen and they are together all the time for the sake of the kids."
Not only is Eminem helping raise his seventeen-year-old daughter, Hailie, he is also raising Kim's niece Alaina, and her other daughter Whitney, who she had with another man.
"Despite everything Em has been through with addictions, he's always always been an amazing father, and always had a place in his heart for Kim because of their history and the kids," the insider added.
Kim's mother, Kathy Sluck, who she shares a home with, also chimed in on the possibility of her former son-in-law and daughter getting back together. “They get along better than ever. He’s building her a new house on 22 mile right over there,” she said. Yes, that's right, Eminem is building Kim a mansion very close to his home.
Kim suffered years of drug abuse which was clearly documented in several of Eminem's hit songs, including the one titled, "Kim", where he fantasizes about killing her. However, Kathy says that her daughter is now clean and sober and doing very well for herself. “She has been clean all these years, she just takes care of her family. She’s doing very well.”
Another hopeful is Kim's grandmother, Marie Hartter. She says that she knows that they will be together one day. “They will probably grow old together one way or another, as much as he says he hates her in his music, he loves her that much too, I feel. I think it’s kind of like throwing gas on the fire. I’ve always felt that that was each of their one true love. I think they met very young, they were together a lot of years, I don’t think she’s ever been with anyone for as long as she’s been with him, whether it’s off and on.”
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