I Do, Take Two

updated 01/30/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/30/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST

On the way in, he gave onlookers gathered around the stately Meadow Brook Hall mansion in Rochester, Mich., the finger; on the way out, he was rap-star regal in track pants and a baseball cap. But in between those typical Eminem moments on Jan. 14, something extraordinary happened. Nearly seven years after the Detroit-based performer, born Marshall Mathers III, first married Kim Scott in 1999—years highlighted by a contentious divorce in 2001, a custody battle over their daughter Hailie Jade (now 10), songs detailing his anger at his ex and finally a reconciliation last year—Eminem, 33, put on a tuxedo and, in a traditional ceremony with nary an expletive interrupting the violin quartet, remarried Kim, 31. “It was very beautiful,” says a guest. “Marshall and Kim had a good time.”

A good time that marked a new beginning in more ways than one. Six months after checking into rehab for dependency on sleep medication, Eminem called his latest CD Curtain Call because, as he said, “I don't know where my career is going.” But as their daughters Hailie Jade and 12-year-old Alaina (Kim's niece, whom the couple adopted; she also has a daughter, Whitney, 3, from another relationship) read during the ceremony, his family life seemed right on track. Surrounded by roses and candles, some 80 guests—including rappers 50 Cent and Proof, Eminem's best man—dined on lobster and steak, and danced to a deejay's mix of Top 40 tunes. By 11 p.m. the couple changed into casual clothing and left to spend their wedding night in a hotel near their suburban Detroit home. What's next for Eminem? More kids? More music? His wife is just “excited” about the present, says a source. “She's really happy they're back together.”

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