Eminem Not Engaged (Again) to Kim Mathers

Eminem Not Engaged (Again) to Kim Mathers
Eminem and Kim Mathers
Stefanie Keenan/PMc; David Coates/The Detroit News

updated 02/06/2007 at 05:00 PM EST

originally published 02/06/2007 05:20PM

Don't believe a report that Eminem is engaged to Kim Mathers a third time.

Britain's Mirror tabloid reported Tuesday that rapper Akon, who duets with Eminem on "Smack That," said of Slim Shady and his ex: "He can't live with her, and he can't live without her. But they are meant for each other. They are engaged again."

But Dennis Dennehy, a rep for Eminem, tells PEOPLE: "Those reports are absolutely untrue."

Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers), 34, and the former Kim Scott, 32, first wed in 1999 and divorced two years later. They have a daughter, Hailie Jade, 11.

The couple were estranged for years, but remarried in January 2006, only to split again less than three months later.

On an episode of ABC's 20/20 that aired Friday, Kim Mathers told correspondent JuJu Chang: "Money is great, but it doesn't make your husband stay at home with you. Or sleep in the same bed with you. Him being on the road and on tour – that was like the big one. I mean, constant infidelities, all the time."

Through a spokesperson, Eminem said in a statement to 20/20: "For the sake of our children that we raise together, I have made a decision to not participate in matters such as this."

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