Kimberly Anne Scott made headlines primarily because of her tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband, Eminem. Kimberly and Eminem, the famous rapper, were high school sweethearts. They were married twice and parented three children, but nothing could save their marriage. Music brought them together, but it also became one of the reasons for their separation. Kim, as she is popularly known, also attempted to end her life on quite a few occasions and post her failure, she became a drug addict. Eminem, on the other hand, started displaying immense dislike towards Kim. In many of his songs, he has said bad things about her.
The Volatile Relationship
Kim and Eminem first met when they were in their early teens. They met in a house party when she saw him singing LL Cool J’s track, ‘I Am Bad’ while standing on top of a table. She was 13, while Eminem was 15 back then. Kim instantly developed a liking towards him. They talked the whole time they were in the party and that was the beginning of their relationship.
It has been said that music brought them closer. Also, they both had a difficult childhood which too, played a crucial role in developing their relationship. Kim, along with her twin sister, Dawn, ran away from her home to escape the clutches of her alcoholic and abusive step-father. They found shelter at a center on the outskirts of Detroit. Eminem too, had a similar childhood experience. He was abandoned by his father and dwelled at many rehab centers.
After the party, Kim asked Eminem if she and her sister could move in with him as they needed a safer place to live. Eminem, who was living with his mother back then, agreed and took the twins to his home. Eminem’s mother was shocked to see them, but as days passed by she became fond of Kim. According to her, Kim was pretty and had a voluptuous figure. She has also said Kim looked older than she was.
Kim got pregnant while she was living with Eminem. However, their relation was already soured by then. Eminem’s growing success gave rise to many differences between them. Nevertheless, Kim delivered the first child, a girl, on December 25, 1995. She was named Hailey Jade.
Though they had a troubled relationship, they decided to get married. Kim and Eminem exchanged vows in 1999, but it did nothing to make their relationship work. Eminem incorporated his hatred towards Kim in his songs. He composed a song in 2000 and titled it ‘Kim’. The song was included in the album, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’. The following year, they finally called it quits and got divorced.
Kim was devastated after the divorce. Not that she was still in love with Eminem, but because of the fact that she had to manage her finances without a permanent job. Kim, as an escape route, started taking drugs. Her first arrest warrant was issued in 2001 as she was accused of consuming cocaine. But, she was not convicted.
Kim was charged with drug possession in 2003. She was taken into custody after she was found carrying cocaine and possessing a suspended driving license. Post her release, Kim reconciled with Eminem and they once again started living together. They even remarried in 2006, but got separated three months later.
In 2016, Kim’s twin died of drug overdose and Eminem went on to adopt her daughter, Alaina Marie Mathers. Eminem also adopted Kim’s illegitimate child which she conceived after being in a brief relationship with an unknown man. Kim was charged for attempting suicide in 2015. She confessed that she got high and then drove her black Escalade with an intention of crashing the car. The incident occurred at 23 Mile and Card Roads in Macomb County.
Eminem did everything he can to display his hatred towards Kim. He once invited Kim to his concert after making a promise that he would not say a word about their relationship. But while he was on the stage, he punched a doll that represented Kim while rapping bad things about her. In another incident, Eminem caught Kim kissing a bouncer outside a nightclub. He assaulted the man brutally for which he was later arrested. Eminem mentioned this incident in his song, ‘The Kiss (Skit)’ for the album, ‘The Eminem Show’.
Although Kim has no job to contribute to her net-worth, she did gain a lot of wealth by being the wife of a world famous rapper. Her estimated net-worth is around 2 million US dollars.
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Kim was born Kimberly Anne Scott on January 9, 1975 in Warren, Michigan, United States. She had a twin sister named Dawn Scott. They both were raised by their mother, Kathleen Sluck. Kim and Dawn experienced a tough childhood and were always on the run, in search of a shelter. Dawn died on January 2016 due to drug overdose.