After nearly two and a half decades, it seems someone has decided the time has come to forget about Dr. Dre.
Nicole Young filed for divorce on Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court from Dr. Dre, the stage name of Andre Romelle Young, after 24 of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
Previously married to former L.A. Laker Sedale Threatt, Young married the rapper and producer on May 25, 1996. The pair went on to have two children, son Truice, born in 1997, and Truly, born in 2001. They joined Dre’s four children from previous relationships and his late son Andre Young Jr., who died in 2008 at the age of 20.
In December, Dr. Dre, whose current estimated worth clocks in around $800 million, topped Forbes’ ten highest-earning musicians list ahead of Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, despite not releasing an album since 2015. The music mogul reportedly took in $950 million since 2010, in large part due to his 20% stake in Beats Electronics, which Apple bought for $3 billion in 2014.
UPDATE: June 30, 2020
Dr. Dre just filed his answer to his wife’s divorce petition, and he revealed something she didn’t – there’s a prenup.
Dre’s wife, Nicole Young, filed for divorce on June 29, citing irreconcilable differences. She is asking for spousal support and a division of property.
Dre says in his answer, filed by Laura Wasser, that he’s fine paying Nicole spousal support but he says any distribution of property should be governed by their prenuptial agreement.
Nicole made no mention of a prenup in her petition … and sources connected with her have said that there was no prenup. That is not the case.
As for the prenup … Dre’s estimated worth is $800 million.
There are no issues relating to child support or custody … their 3 kids are all adults.
Dre lists the date of separation as March 27, 2020 … just weeks after the coronavirus lockdown began.
The couple married in 1996.