LATEST: Rapper Eminem re-married his ex-wife Kim Mathers on Saturday (14JAN06) while his sick mother, Debbie Nelson, stayed in bed, heartbroken that she hadn't been invited to the ceremony.

The 8 MILE star was keen to create a stable family life for his daughter HAILIE and patch things up with his ex, but continues to remain estranged from his mother who is battling lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes.

Eminem's maternal grandmother, BETTY KRESIN, says, "If Marshall (Eminem) had invited Debbie, she would have used any means in her power to get there."

Instead of watching her son tie the knot, Kresin says, Debbie stayed at home "weak and asleep".

Kim Mathers walked down the aisle to a piano rendition of Eminem's song MOCKINGBIRD in an ivory, strapless wedding gown by British designer Jenny Packham, a favourite designer of Mariah Carey and Nicole Kidman.