Eminem, wife reach divorce deal

Wednesday, March 21st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - Rap superstar Eminem has reached a
divorce agreement with his wife that gives them joint custody of
their 5-year-old daughter. The couple worked out a temporary divorce
agreement last week that also gives Eminem their $450,000 home, the
rapper's lawyer said. His wife, Kim Mathers, would receive $475,000
in cash to purchase a house. The couple agreed to joint legal and
physical custody of their daughter, Hailie Jade. Mathers and Eminem,
whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, married in June 1999. Kim
Mathers filed for divorce on March 1, following a reported two-month
attempt at reconciliation. Harvey Hauer, Eminem's attorney, said the
proceedings were "not contentious at all." "It was easily arrived at
because each person was concerned with the family and concerned with
the well-being of their daughter," Hauer said. Eminem pleaded guilty
last month to carrying a concealed weapon, a charge that stemmed
from a fight last summer outside a Macomb County bar. He is
scheduled for an April 10 sentencing.