Eminem's Wife Sues for Divorce

updated 04/21/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/07/1998 12:00AM

Two months after rap superstar Eminem, 28, and Kim Mathers reportedly reconciled for the sake of their daughter, Mathers filed for divorce on Thursday in Michigan. "This is a marriage that apparently just isn't going to work," said her attorney, Robert Z. Feldstein, reports the Associated Press. "Luckily, the parties seem to be communicating well with respect to their daughter and hopefully that communication and cooperation is going to be ongoing for the best interest of the child." Mathers and Eminem -- whose real name is Marshall Mathers III -- married in June 1999. They have a 5-year-old daughter, Hailie Jade. Eminem's attorney, Harvey Hauer, said the couple made "a good faith attempt" at reconciliation but "apparently it wasn't the most successful attempt." Hauer said his client's main concern is his daughter, not publicity. "Whoever thinks that is not thinking straight," Hauer told The Detroit News. Kim Mathers, 26, is seeking joint physical and legal custody of their daughter. She also has asked the court to put in place a restraining order, freezing the couple's mortgage, life insurance and other assets, until a divorce agreement can be worked out. No hearing date has been set. Eminem -- who won three Grammy Awards last month -- filed for divorce last August after Eminem first filed for divorce last summer after he reportedly saw a man kissing his wife outside a nightclub in June. He later pleaded guilty to a concealed weapons charge after brandishing an unloaded gun at the man. The rapper faces sentencing on April 10 for that charge.

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