But how close was Kim Mathers to joining her in the great beyond?
The ex-wife (twice over) of Eminem says the abuse he caused her in life and in his lyrics pushed her to try and take her own life.
Mathers tells Dr. Keith Ablow in an episode of his talk show airing Friday that the final straw came when she saw Eminem (real name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III) onstage beating a blow-up doll that resembled her while singing a song about her.
"Seeing the crowd's response and everybody cheering, singing the words and laughing and it just felt like everyone was staring at me," she says. "I knew that it was about me and that night I went home and I tried to commit suicide."
Wow. And Eminem thought his problems with Mariah Carey were serious.
The rapper and the former Kim Scott were married twice, from 1999 to 2001 and again for less than three months last year. They have a daughter, Hailie Jade, 11, and also adopted Mathers's niece, Alaina, 13.
Mathers tells Ablow that she married Eminem the first time to keep him "faithful and grounded" when he went on tour" but it didn't work. The artist still was as cocky as Jayden James Federline is mysterious.
"When Marshall's first tour started is when his ego just went 'poof,' " she says. "Like he was God, that's what he thought. ... I was just told that I should be grateful that he still talks to me, you know how many women throw themselves at him. And I just pretty much felt like a piece of crap."
Mathers is still with us, however. It's hard to know how Eminem will react to this revelation - but at least he has 50 Cent to offer him heartfelt advice on the matter.