Eminem (born Marshall Mathers III) and ex-wife Kim are preparing to remarry. Kim filed an application for a marriage license with the Macomb Country clerk’s office in Michigan, and the paperwork will be ready on Thursday.
The reunion has made headlines, as the rapper has repeatedly attacked his now-fiancee in his rhymes. In the song “Kim,” off 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem accused his then-wife of infidelity, repeatedly called her a “bitch” and fantasized about violently murdering her. “You really fucked me, Kim/You really did a number on me,” he rapped. Shortly after the album’s release, Kim attempted suicide.
The couple both grew up in the suburbs along Detroit’s Eight Mile Road, and went on to marry in 1999. Their tumultuous relationship ended in a bitter divorce in 2001, which involved a heated custody battle over their now ten-year-old daughter Hailie.
Last month, the multiplatinum rapper hinted during an interview with a Detroit radio station that he and his ex-wife had reunited and might possibly remarry. The interview, given the same week his first greatest-hits compilation, the chart-topping Curtain Call, was released, was one of Eminem’s only public appearances since calling off last fall’s European tour to enter rehab for addiction to sleeping pills.
The couple has thirty days from the application date to remarry, but no information on the wedding has been formally released.