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"He's got a great sense of humor," John told Rolling Stone. "When David [Furnish] and I had our civil partnership, he sent us a present. In a case, on velvet cushions, were two diamond c--- rings. So there's a homophobe for you [laughs]."
John continued to explain that the two have a very special, semi-offensive sort of relationship. They routinely call each other off-color names and provide sobriety support for one another. In a way, John thinks of Eminem as a son.
"We have such a laugh," he said. "We call each other c---s. I ask him how he's doing and tell him how proud I am of him. I love him. I don't see much of Marshall, but we speak a lot. He's really worked very hard at [sobriety], and it's changed him so much. I just saw a picture of him in a magazine, and he looks like a 17-year-old boy. I'm so happy for him."
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