Eminem, Wife Reach Divorce Deal

Rap superstar Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers III) has reached a divorce agreement with his wife that gives them joint custody of their 5-year-old daughter. The couple worked out a temporary divor

Rap superstar Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers III) has reached a divorce agreement with his wife that gives them joint custody of their 5-year-old daughter. The couple worked out a temporary divorce agreement last week that also gives the rapper their $450,000 home, his lawyer said. His wife, Kim Mathers, would receive $475,000 in cash to purchase a house.

The couple, who married in 1999 agreed to joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Hailie Jade. Kim Mathers filed for divorce on March 1, following a reported two-month attempt at reconciliation.

Harvey Hauer, Eminem's attorney, said the proceedings were ''not contentious at all.'' ''It was easily arrived at because each person was concerned with the family and concerned with the well-being of their daughter,'' Hauer told the Detroit News in today's editions (March 20).

Eminem won three Grammy awards last month. He also pleaded guilty last month to carrying a concealed weapon, a charge that stemmed from a fight last summer outside a Macomb County, Mich., bar. He is scheduled for an April 10 sentencing.

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