January 14, 2006

Rapper Eminem, ex-wife remarry

ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan (Reuters) - Rapper Eminem and his
former wife remarried on Saturday, five years after an ugly
divorce ruptured their turbulent relationship.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, and
Kimberly Mathers exchanged vows in a small and tightly guarded
ceremony at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills, near Detroit.

Journalists and fans crowded the entrance to the grounds
around the hall -- a popular wedding site on the Oakland
University campus -- as guests began arriving in the afternoon.

Little information was available from inside but Eminem's
publicist, Dennis Dennehy, confirmed to Reuters that the
wedding had taken place.

Among other guests, rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit hip-hop group
arrived in an entourage of four sport utility vehicles.

Eminem, 33, arrived in a black limousine, sporting a red
baseball hat.

The hip-hop superstar, whose 2000 hit "Kim" is a graphic
rap fantasy about his wife's death, told a Detroit radio
station last month the couple had reconciled and would probably

The Mathers first married in 1999 and their divorce, which
prompted a custody battle over their 10-year-old daughter, was
finalized in 2001.

Last year, Eminem was treated for addiction to a sleep
medication and had to cancel his European tour. His greatest
hits collection, "Curtain Call," was released in December.

Eminem has denied he plans to retire but suggested he could
take a break from recording and performing.

"I'm at a point in my life right now where I feel like I
don't know where my career is going right now," he told Detroit
radio station WKQI-FM last month in the only interview he
granted to promote the album.