Kim Mathers, former
wife of rap superstar Eminem appeared on ABC's 20/20 during a special segment
titled "Sweet Revenge" and spoke about her tumultuous relationship and
two divorces from the rapper.The
special, which aired Friday (Feb. 2), was the first time Kim spoke on record about
her relationship with Eminem and their recent second divorce, which occurred shortly
after the pair remarried in Jan. 2006. During
the segment, which focused on scorned lovers and revenge, Kim alleged that Eminem
had been unfaithful to her numerous times.She
also admitted to being unfaithful in the past and revealed that she attempted
to commit suicide in 2000, because of the lyrics to the song "Kim,"
in which Eminem writes about murdering her in response to her cheating."This
is supposed to be a man that loves me, and is supposed to protect me, from being
hurt, and here he is disrespecting me in the worst way possible in front of millions
of people, and in front of our kids, my family, my friends," Kim said. She
said the last straw came during a concert in Detroit that she attended. Kim said
that the rapper promised not to perform the song but changed his mind at the last
minute, while she was in the audience."He
decided to do that song, and not only perform the song, but use blow-up dolls
to reenact me being choked," Kim said. "Just disrespectful things to
the blowup doll and then [throwing] the doll into the crowd...I made it home...I
went upstairs in my bathroom and I slit my wrists and ended up in the hospital."Kim
said that despite her rocky relationship with Eminem and the pressures associated
with his celebrity status, the couple decided to rekindle their relationship.
came home from being incarcerated in rehab and he asked me to stay a few nights
at the house, so I could be with the kids," Kim told 20/20. "A
few nights turned into a few weeks, to a year. I was home a year and a half, almost
two years before we got married."Kim
labeled Eminem as an "excellent" father who is involved in all aspects
of his daughter's life, but she said that her relationship with Eminem was fleeting.
our relationship there's a pattern," Kim said. "We'll have two good
years and then it will go bad for some reason. It's like a two year max with us...
and I just didn't want to rush into anything before the two years."Kim
said that Eminem picked the wedding date, but when she hesitated because she felt
"rushed," Kim told 20/20 that the rapper gave her an ultimatum.
said 'let's wait awhile' and he basically said 'you either know now and we can
set the date, or you can take your stuff and go because if you don't know right
now that you still want to be with me, then you're never going to know.'"Kim
said that despite their previous divorce, she reluctantly agreed to remarry Eminem
in Jan. 2006. She
said that she was "excited" and "happy," but the actual wedding
was "rushed" and that she "didn't want to get married."Kim
described the wedding, which took place in an 88-year-old mansion in Michigan,
as "gorgeous." But
shortly after the fairy tale ceremony, things went awry and Eminem left the house
in Feb. of 2006 and filed for divorce in Apr. 2006.Kim
revealed that she had a disagreement with Eminem's brother shortly before the
newlywed couple separated. "There
was a disagreement between me and his brother," Kim told 20/20. "Inappropriate
behavior, that his brother had, yes and that's what it was. And the next morning
there was a note in the bathroom [from Eminem] that said 'I'm going to the other
house, I need to clear my head.' I am still confused about the whole thing. He
didn't even come around for a month after that. He didn't come see the kids, he
wasn't calling me, he didn't return phone calls, I didn't know what the heck was
going on. Then his attorney's assistant comes to the door and serves me papers.
Forty days after our marriage, he walks out because of an argument with his brother.
We've made it through me being incarcerated, rehabs, different boy friends and
girlfriends. There has to be something going on. I just don know what it is."Kim
said that her relationship with Eminem is finally over. She
is raising two daughters, a niece and a nephew and working towards a career in
interior design. Eminem
refused to comment on the segment. "For
the sake of our children that we raise together, I have made a decision to not
participate in matters such as this," Eminem said in a statement.