Kimberly Anne Scott (born 9 January 1975) is popularly known as Eminem’s wife, and she’s also fondly known as Kim Mathers in the media. The American rapper Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, and Kim Scott were together for a long time and ended up getting divorced on two different occasions.
Her relationship with one of the best-selling music artists of all time has made her the subject of several internet searches. However, she is also a children’s books writer and a freelance illustrator. Kim has two daughters and a son.
A lot of people want to know what happened to them, their children, and if they are still in touch with one another. These questions will be addressed in this article along with several other facts.
Top ten important facts about Kimberly Anne Scott
- She was born on 9 January 1975 in Warren, Michigan, US, and is 46 years old in 2021.
- Kimberly, or Kim as she is fondly called, had a twin sister named Dawn, who died in 2016 at age 41 from a drug overdose.
- She and Dawn ran away from home to escape their abusive stepfather and they met Eminem in high school when he was 15, his mother later allowed the sisters to live with them.
- Eminem and Kim began dating in the early 1990s and they welcomed their first child Hailie Jade on 25 December 1995.
- They got married in 1999 but divorced in 2001 due to several issues including drugs and domestic violence.
- Kim Mathers dated Eric Harter a professional tattoo artist in 2001 and they welcomed a daughter together named Whitney in 2002.
- She got back with Eminem in 2006 and they got married again for four months before he filed for divorce again.
- In recent years, she has worked as a freelance illustrator and designer of children’s books and has released several wipe-clean books for children between the age of 3 to 5.
- Eminem publicly apologized to her with the song “Bad Husband” in 2017 after years of releasing tracks that damaged her reputation and threatened her with physical harm.
- Two of Eminem’s ex-wife’s children are under the rapper’s custody including Whitney that she had with Harter, she also allegedly has a son named Parker Scott.
Kimberly Anne Scott early life and education
Kimberly “Kim” Anne Scott was born on 9 January 1975 in Warren, Michigan, US. Her parents’ names were Casimer and Kathleen Sluck, and she had a twin sister named Dawn. According to several interviews that she granted years later, her mother started a relationship with another man who became her stepfather.
After years of enduring abuse at his hands, the siblings ran away from home and found shelter in a youth home near Detroit in 1987. Kim and Dawn were 12 at the time and they enrolled in Lincoln High School. This was where they first met 15-year-old Eminem and they became friends. Then, his mother, Debbie, allowed them to start living in their house.
Eminem dropped out of school two years later at the age of 17 after spending three years in ninth grade as a result of truancy and poor grades. We could not verify if Kim and Dawn eventually went on to graduate from high school.
Things were tough while Kim and Dawn lived with Eminem, his mother Debbie, and his half-brother Nathan. In those early days before he found fame, the teenage rapper worked several jobs to support his mother in paying bills. He had also begun rapping at school, sneaking into other schools for lunchroom freestyle rap battles and attending open mic contests.
Meanwhile, there is not much information about what Kimberly Scott was doing at the time. It is highly likely she was still in high school trying to graduate.
Children’s book and freelance illustrator
Years later, she began working as a freelance illustrator and designer of children’s books. She also worked on greeting cards, puzzles, licensing, calligraphy and other things that came her way. She is credited as ‘Kimberley Scott (illustrator)’ in the children’s book “The Terrible Time Without Tilly”, released in May 2014. She also has a couple of other wipe-clean books for children between the age of 3 to 5.
Kim Mathers net worth
Kimberly Anne Scott, formerly called Kim Mathers, has an estimated net worth of $2 million, according to Spock And Christine’s blog. We cannot verify this claim but we found an ABC News article which reported that Eminem and his ex-wife reached a court settlement on a $10 million lawsuit in August 2000 over a song that the rapper titled “Kim”. Additionally, in 2001, after their divorce was finalized, Macomb County Circuit Judge Donald G. Miller ordered Eminem to pay $1,000 a week — or $52,000 yearly — in child support to Kimberly Scott Mathers.
We don’t know if Eminem still pays his ex-wife this same sum or it has changed over the last two decades. Forbes reported that the rapper earned $50 million in 2019 and has a total net worth of $230 million in 2021.
Kimberly Anne Scott personal life and relationships
Much of Kim’s life is tied to Eminem but that does not mean that she has not also gotten her time away from him, let us take a look at a brief history of her relationships.
Eminem is an American rap icon born Marshall Bruce Mathers III and aged 48 as of 2020. He has sold about 220 million records worldwide and is regarded as one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Much of his career has been plagued with controversies and even his personal life.
He has won 15 Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, an Academy Award and an MTV Europe Music Global Icon Award.
How did Eminem and Kim meet?
He met Kim in high school during one lunchroom rap session where he had his shirt off and was doing justice to “I’m Bad” by LL Cool J. Eminem’s mother, Debbie, allowed Kim and her twin sister Dawn to live with them when they ran away from home in 1987. After some years, Eminem and Kim began a relationship.
They had their first daughter Hailie Jade on 25 December 1995 and got married in 1999. Eminem was arrested in 2000 for assaulting John Guerra in the parking lot of the Hot Rock Café when he saw him kissing his wife.
Their relationship was always rocky and they divorced in 2001. Kim moved out of Eminem’s house after their divorce but was still known as Kim Scott Mathers.
Before their divorce, Eminem had already released some songs expressing his anger towards Kim. One such is the 1999 song titled “97 Bonnie & Clyde”. It got worse with the 2000 track titled “Kim” where he rapped about killing her:
“You can’t run from me, Kim! It’s just us, nobody else
You’re only making this harder on yourself!
Ha-ha, gotcha! Go ahead, yell!
Here, I’ll scream with you, “Ah! Somebody help!”
Don’t you get it, bitch? No one can hear you!
Now shut the fuck up, and get what’s comin’ to you!”
– Eminem “Kim” 2000
She sued him for the song and they had to reach an out-of-court settlement. The above-mentioned song also includes lyrics that reference Kim’s attempted suicide in July 2000 when she slashed her wrist.
In 2001 after attempting suicide and getting arrested for possession of illegal substances, Kim started dating Eric Harter. They welcomed a daughter together named Whitney in 2002. Harter was a professional tattoo artist who was also caught up in drug use as well. Kim left him in 2003 and rekindled her relationship with Eminem again.
Kim Mathers and Eminem (second marriage)
After their messy breakup in 2001, the rapper had declared that he will never get married again. His statement only remained true for five years before he and Kim walked down the aisle again in January 2006. They went through the same recurring issues again but Eminem quickly filed for divorce in April of the same year.
Part of their divorce agreement was that they would share custody of Hailie. In 2010, there were rumors that they were getting back together again. Eminem denied these rumors. He was also given custody of Alaina, his sister-in-law Dawn’s daughter, and Whitney, whom Kim had with Harter.
Since then, Kim Scott is alleged to have a son named Parker Scott. There is no information about who the father is. At this point, it is important to list all of Kim’s kids.
How many kids does Kimberly Anne Scott have?
She has three kids; Halilie Jade (daughter), Whitney Scott Mathers (daughter), and Parker Scott (son). Her first daughter, Hailie, is a popular online personality. Here are some important details about her.
Hailie Jade will turn 22 on her birthday in 2021 and she is a social media influencer with lots of following. Her verified Instagram page @hailiejade has 2.1 million followers while her TikTok page @hailie_jade_ has 87.7K followers.
Health and drug issues
Kimberly Anne Scott suffered from drug use and she was not alone. Eminem’s mother who was their guardian introduced them to drugs at a very young age. Thus, Eminem and Kim’s sister Dawn also had drug issues for most of their life. In fact, Dawn Scott passed in 2016 at 41 from overdosing on illegal drugs.
Eminem for his part suffered an overdose on several occasions including a 2007 episode that almost saw him lose his life. He began an exercise program that emphasized running and weight lifting. He got help from Sir Elton John, who called him once a week to check on him. The rapper has been sober since April 2008.
Back to Kim, she fared no better than them when it came to drug abuse. She escaped conviction in 2001 when she was caught in possession of illegal drugs. She was on probation for three years between 2003 and 2006 for felony possession and two driving violations. She tried to kill herself by slashing her wrist and driving into a tree in 2015.
Where is Kim Scott Mathers now?
She has not surfaced in the news recently and looks to be keeping a low profile and leading a quiet life. Once in a while, there will be an article in the news about the possibility of her and Eminem dating again.
Since they split, Eminem has been linked to several women including Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Kaya Jones among others.
46-year-old Kimberly Anne Scott is still alive but no longer under the scrutiny of the media. It appears that her relationship with high school lover and ex-husband Eminem has improved. By way of a public apology, Eminem sang “Bad Husband” in 2017, a sharp contrast to the songs he released about her in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This time, he rapped:
“But I’m sorry, Kim
More than you could ever comprehend
Leavin’ you was fuckin’ harder than
Sawing off a fuckin’ body limb
Once upon a time we’re all we had
Maybe that’s what drew us
To each other, it was true love…”
– Eminem “Bad Husband” 2017
Kim Scott looks to continually focus on creating more children’s books and taking care of her children. You may also like to read our recent article Who is Kevin Mimms (Miles)? – everything to know about Jake from State Farm actor.