Eminem granted second divorce from estranged wife

Charles E. Ramirez / The Detroit News

MOUNT CLEMENS — Eminem and his estranged wife, Kim Mathers, were granted their second divorce today after appearing in Macomb County Circuit Court.

The rap star, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, appeared with his wife in court this afternoon for a short settlement hearing before Circuit Judge Antonio Viviano.

The couple answered questions from the judge in court indicating they understood the divorce was final and that they agreed to divide property according to a private settlement. They left the courthouse after the brief hearing without speaking to reporters.

“Both conducted themselves with dignity and respect,” Viviano said after the hearing. “They were a pleasure.”

The settlement comes three months after attorneys for the couple failed to reach a divorce settlement and the case went into mediation.

Eminem’s second marriage to his high school sweetheart ended just 82 days after a wedding ceremony at Rochester’s Meadow Brook Hall on Jan. 14. He filed for divorce in Macomb Circuit Court.

The rap star requested the divorce because of “a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved,” according to court documents.

Eminem has also asked the couple retain joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Hailie Jade Scott.

The couple was first married in June 1999 in St. Joseph, Mo. Eminem first filed for divorce in August 2000, and the divorce was finalized in October 2001.

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