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Eminem’s ex-wife, Kim Mathers, speaks about infidelity


Eminem and Kim Mathers
Kim Mathers, 32, had an exclusive interview with “20/20′s” JuJu Chang to set the record straight about her perceived image and her near 20-year relationship with rap star Eminem “Marshall Mathers”.

“Money is great, but it doesn’t make your husband stay at home with you,” said Mathers. “Or sleep in the same bed with you … Him being on the road and on tour … that was like the big one. I mean … constant infidelities, all the time,” she said.

After starting off in a relationship (on again and off again) since the age of 13, (Eminem, 15) Kim Mathers stated that Eminem and herself vowed to always protect each other no matter what. When he didn’t have a place to stay she would walk the street with him until she knew he had somewhere to live and he would be there for her.

The problems actually didn’t began until after the rapper found stardom.

Kim says she found out about his affairs not only by word of mouth but also by walking in on him a few times.

“He would constantly try to belittle me and make me think, like, I should be grateful, basically, that he was with me,” said Kim Mathers.

Eminem used words to get at Kim Mathers by using it in one of his raps after he pistol-whipped a man he claims was kissing her.The rapper was given a weapons charge for the incident. To overcome the humiliation from the rap he wrote, Kim Mathers ran to cocaine which landed her in and out rehab and court.

“I had low self-esteem,” she said. “I just really wanted attention and love from somebody.”

Kim Mathers admitted to having her share of affairs.

In 2000, Kim slit her wrists which landed her in the hospital after Eminem stated he wouldn’t perform the song in their hometown. The rapper performed the song anyways with blow-up dolls where he choked them and threw them into the crowd.

The incident drove her to the end,”I made it home,” she said, “and I went upstairs in my bathroom and I slit my wrists and ended up in the hospital.”

“I am not trying to bash Marshall or make him look bad, [I] just, you know, want people to know, I am a person, too,”said Mathers. “I am trying to move forward with my life,” stated Kim Mathers.

After ending two marriages with the rapper currently Kim Mathers is launching a career in interior design and focusing on raising her two daughters along with a niece and nephew.

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