Rapper Eminem issued a statement regarding his recent divorce from his wife, Kimberly Mathers.
Em, born Marshall Mathers, filed for divorce from his childhood love for a second time earlier this week, after being remarried in January.
The rapper addressed a recent radio interview Kim conducted on the Mojo in the Morning show on channel 95.5.
According to Kim, the split occurred because the superstar rapper is still hooked on drugs.
She also claimed a lawyer surprised her with divorce papers on Wednesday (April 6).
“It was really quite a shock to me. It’s in his best interest that he does return to rehab, but yeah that’s one of the main problems, ya know. He’s not been honest and he left a month and a half ago.”
Kim, who was in and out of trouble and rehab over the past few years, said she has been clean and sober for two years.
Eminem responded to his ex’s comments in a statement.
“The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private and I hoped to keep then that way for the sake of my family,” Eminem said in a written statement released by his manager Paul Rosenberg and spokesperson Dennis Dennehy. “However, a few of Kim’s statements in a radio interview this morning need to be addressed. First, her allegations regarding my status post-rehab are both untrue and unfortunate. Second, she was aware that I was filing for divorce. We both tried to give our marriage another chance and quickly realized that a wedding doesn’t fix the underlying problems.”
According to Kim, the couple’s ten-year-old daughter Hailie found out about the divorce listening to the radio.
Eminem’s grandmother, Betty Kresin took the time to call in to The Drew & Mike Show on channel 101.
“I told him from the beginning it would not work. I’m glad he came to his senses early. Marshall I’m sure gave it 200 percent, where Kim probably gave it 1 percent,” she said.
Eminem and Kim Mathers married in June of 1999, but divorced one year later amidst maritial problems.
Kim also expressed regret for the way their relationship ended.
“I love you and I’m here for you if you need anybody,” Kim said. “And I’m really sorry that things happened this way.”