Rapper Eminem is saying publicly that he and his ex-wife Kim Mathers haven't given up on one another. He told a Detroit radio station, "We have reconciled and are probably going to remarry."
A friend of the rapper said that's what he's heard too, and told Star magazine: "Em told me, 'I might as well marry her again. For some reason, we seem to be stuck with each other for life,'" the friend said, adding, "It looks like they're getting remarried after the new year."
Fans will be surprised to hear that given the nasty divorce the couple went through. The couple married in 1999, split in 2001, and suffered through a bitter custody battle over their daughter Hailie, who is now 10. The rapper proved he was the jealous type when police charged him with pistol-whipping a man Em said he saw kissing Kim outside a nightclub. He got two years probation for it in 2001.
He says now that his recent rehab treatment for a dependency on sleep medications started him on the road to reconciliation with his ex. "I'm at a point in my life right now where I feel like I don't know where my career is going. This is the reason that we called [the greatest hits album] 'Curtain Call,' because this could be the final thing. We don't know," Em said.
Another friend of Slim Shady's told the Star: "Kim is the only woman he trusts. She's broken his heart, she's made a fool of him, he's wished her dead on his records. And he still loves her."