Kimberly Ann Scott, popularly known as Kim Mathers, was a popular name in the 90s for her association with Eminem. She dated the rapper for merely a decade. According to news reports back in time, the two were a match made in heaven. However, despite the love and strong feeling the duo shared, they were known to get into a lover’s spat from time to time.
Their relationship started, went on, and unfortunately bit the dust.
Here is everything to know about Kim Mathers and what she is up to.
Who is Kim Mathers?
Kim Mathers is the most known in the media for being Eminem’s wife. She was born on the 9th of January, 1975, in Michigan. Reportedly, Kim and her twin sister Dawn, ran away from their home in 1988 and moved into a youth shelter home outside their hometown.
How Did Kim and Eminem Meet?
Kim ran away from her home when she was very young. She met the rapper at a house party in Detroit. It was 1987; Kim was only 13, while Eminem was 15.
Soon, she started living with Eminem and his mother. Their relationship soon turned romantic, and they started dating each other.
The Couple Welcomed Their First Child
Kim and Eminem welcomed their daughter Hailie Jade on the 25th of December, 1995. After the birth of their daughter, the duo decided to take a serious step into their relationship. As a result, they tied the knot in 1999. Hailie was 4 when the wedding took place. The three lived like a happy family. Unfortunately, things started turning downhill for them.
When Things Weren’t Well Between the Two
Kim and Eminem broke up after two years of their marriage. However, they did not part ways completely. Despite ending their marriage, the duo remained in each other’s lives for the sake of their daughter and raised her together.
The thought of reconsidering their relationship convinced them to tie the knot again in 2006. Kim was excited and also shared about it with the media.
“I was excited, I was happy, but at the same time, I thought he was rushing things.”
The Beginning to the End of Second Innings of Their Relationship
As worse as it could get, Kim and Eminem decided to part ways officially through a divorce. In one of the interviews, Kim stated, “He would constantly try to belittle me and make me think like I should be grateful basically that he was with me. Money is great, but it doesn’t make your husband stay at home with you or sleep in the same bed with you. Him being on the road and tour, that was like the big one. I mean, constant infidelities, all the time.”
Kim hinted that the rapper’s infidelity was one of the reasons why they decided to end their marriage.
When Kim Attempted Suicide
Very recently, Kim tried to attempt suicide.
On the 30th of July, 2021, law enforcement received a phone call reporting a suicidal person at Kim’s home in Michigan. Upon the arrival of authorities, she was allegedly combative to the extent that she had to be restrained by them. Reportedly, she cut herself and had lacerations on her legs, and some blood spilled onto the floor.
Following this, she was rushed into the hospital for treatment and evaluation. The incident occurred a week after Kim lost her mother, Kathleen Sluck.
It was not the first suicide attempt that she made. She tried to end her life back in October too. In an interview, Kim shared, “I never expected to make it out of that alive. I apologized immensely. I did not even expect to make it through that, and I told the police I tried to do this on purpose.”
She also stated that Eminem had been her support system during that phase of her life. “He has been real supportive. We are really close. We are just trying to raise our kids together and make it as normal for them as possible.”
Kim, Eminem, and their Children
The duo has one biological daughter, Hailie. But they raised three children.
The former couple has two more children, Stevie Laine Scott and Alaina Marie Scott. They adopted Alaina in the early 2000s as her mother (Kim’s sister) struggled with drug use.
Where is Kim Scott Now?
Since her hospitalization after her suicide attempt, Kim has been living a low-key life. Reportedly, she has found passion in writing children’s books and also made quite a successful career out of the same.
Earlier, she had a career as an illustrator and writer. Following her divorce, she continues to receive a sum of $52,000 a year from Eminem for child and spousal support.
Kim Has Been a Part of Controversy
Like other celebs, Kim, too, has been a part of the controversy.
In 2001, Kim was charged with drug possession. But she wasn’t imprisoned, for she was found innocent of the charges halting her arrest. In 2003, she was charged with misdemeanor possession of cocaine and unsafe driving with a suspended license. She served 30 days in prison after violating her probation.
There had been another controversy on her part. Eminem caught Kim kissing a friend in the midst of marital issues between the two in 2000. He assaulted his friend and was arrested. He was also sentenced to two-year jail for the crime. In the same year, Kim cut her wrist because of Eminem’s ditch song for her in his concert held in Detroit.
Other Facts About Kim Scott
- Eminem released a song, Kim, which troubled her so much that it led her down a dark path. One of the reasons for her early suicide attempt was this song. ‘Kim’ included some unfortunate lyrics to which he self-harmed herself. Eventually, she was hospitalized.
- Kim was addicted to drugs to the extent that it became an issue between her and her ex-husband.
- She lost her sister because of a drug overdose, which affected her mental health.
- Kim fought against her drug addiction and cleaned herself up despite her poor track record.
- The woman pursued her passion for writing. As of now, she has worked on over 15 children’s books.
- She has an estimated net worth of over $2 million.