Eminem, the iconic rap artist and one of the world’s best-selling musicians, has a complex and controversial personal life that has long fascinated fans. Many have been curious about his marital status and his relationships with various women. Here is what we know about Eminem’s dating history and his current situation.
Eminem’s First and Only Wife: Kim Scott
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, first crossed paths with Kimberly Anne Scott, known as Kim, when he was 15 and she was 13. They both fled from difficult family situations and began living together. Their relationship was tumultuous, marked by numerous breakups, reconciliations, instances of domestic violence, substance abuse, and legal disputes.
In 1995, they welcomed their first and only child together, a daughter named Hailie Jade. Eminem dedicated several of his songs, including “Hailie’s Song,” “Mockingbird,” and “When I’m Gone,” to his beloved daughter.
Eminem and Kim tied the knot in 1999, but their marriage was short-lived. They divorced in 2001, following Kim’s suicide attempt and her subsequent defamation lawsuit against Eminem. Their legal battles extended to the custody of Hailie, who eventually stayed with Eminem.
However, their romantic journey took another twist when they reunited and remarried in 2006. They held a lavish wedding ceremony on January 14, 2006, attended by celebrities such as 50 Cent and Dr. Dre. Unfortunately, their second marriage was even shorter than the first, ending in divorce just three months later, in December 2006.
In a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone, Eminem openly admitted that he still had love for Kim, even though their relationship couldn’t withstand the test of time. He stated, “I’ve made my share of mistakes along the way, but I love Kim. Regardless of what she’s done, I’ll always love her.”
Eminem’s Other Relationships
While Eminem only married Kim, he has been in relationships with several other women over the years. Some of these relationships include:
Brittany Murphy: The actress had a brief fling with Eminem after co-starring with him in the 2002 biopic “8 Mile.” Their relationship ended on unfriendly terms. Tragically, Murphy passed away in 2009 from pneumonia.
Mariah Carey: Rumors of an affair between the singer and Eminem surfaced in 2001. Initially denied, they later engaged in public disputes and released diss tracks. Eminem claimed they dated for six months, while Carey insisted they only met four times.
Kaya Jones: A former member of the Pussycat Dolls, Kaya Jones, claimed to have dated Eminem in 2003, describing their relationship as passionate but marked by possessiveness and jealousy on Eminem’s part.
Gina Lynn: The adult film star appeared in Eminem’s music video for “Superman” in 2003, and it was reported that they had a relationship following the shoot.
Marni Bright: In 2007, Eminem was linked to music studio manager Marni Bright. Although they were spotted together, neither confirmed the relationship.
Tracy McNew: In 2008, rumors circulated that Tracy McNew, a longtime friend and employee of Eminem, was his girlfriend. Both denied the speculation, stating that they were just friends.
Nicki Minaj: In 2018, Eminem and rap sensation Nicki Minaj sparked dating rumors with their playful interactions on social media and onstage banter. However, they later clarified that they were not in a serious relationship.
Eminem’s Current Status
As of June 2022, Eminem remains unmarried and is not publicly linked to anyone romantically since his interactions with Nicki Minaj in 2018.
His focus seems to be primarily on his music career and his family. Eminem is a father to three daughters: Hailie Jade, his biological child with Kim; Alaina Marie, Kim’s niece whom he adopted; and Whitney Scott, Kim’s daughter from a previous relationship whom he also adopted.
Eminem maintains a close relationship with his half-brother, Nathan Kane Samara, whom he played a significant role in raising.
Regarding his current dating life, Eminem has expressed that he is not actively seeking love at this time. He disclosed to Vulture in 2017 that dating has been challenging for him since his divorce. Although he has been on a few dates, none have progressed to the point of becoming public knowledge.
He mentioned trying dating apps like Tinder and Grindr but without much success, citing the difficulty of meeting new people given his public status. Eminem stated, “I mean, yeah, I’d like to be in a relationship again someday. Who doesn’t? It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.”