N.W.A. alum Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young has been married to his wife, Nicole Young since 1996. However, Nicole filed for divorce from the Beats by Dre mogul in June
Young, 50, filed for divorce from Dre (born Andre Romelle Young), 55, in June after 24 years of marriage. The union has produced two children; a son, Truice Young (23) and a daughter; Truly Young.
Young, who is represented by attorney Samantha Spector, has filed documents asking for $1,936,399 in monthly temporary spousal support, TMZ reported Thursday. The outlet reported that she is also seeking $5 million to cover legal fees spent on their divorce.
The rapper filed a response, revealing that the couple had a prenuptial agreement — despite initial reports that said they did not have one. Young, however, is disputing the validity of that agreement, saying that she signed it under pressure and that Dre ripped it up, rendering it invalid, two years into the union and reportedly apologized for it.
In a filing obtained by PEOPLE in August, Young asked the court for an early trial to determine the prenuptial agreement’s validity.
Young claimed that her husband’s “net worth is estimated to be in the ballpark of $1 billion” in the filing, adding that he earned much of that sum during their marriage.
Forbes last year estimated Dre’s net worth at $800 million, and in December the rapper was named the highest-earning artist of the past decade by the outlet.
Since filing for divorce however, Nicole’s quality of life has not changed. Insiders tell TMZ, she resides in their Malibu home with luxury amenities such as vehicles and staff. Meanwhile the music mogul has since moved into a Brentwood, California home.
In late July, the music mogul, whose real name is Andre Young, told a Los Angeles court that Young will not give him back his motorcycle, golf clubs and firearms from the Malibu home they formerly shared, according to The Blast.
His legal team noted that he has allowed Young into the Brentwood residence when she went to get her items, and now wants her to reciprocate.
The Let Me Ride rapper in court docs has claimed full possession over the family’s $1 billion and property, leading Young to request $1 million to ‘maintain the financial status quo.’
Concerning this latest issue however, Dr. Dre is telling the court that his estranged wife signed the document and it remains in effect.
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