The Problem With Dr. Dre And Nicole Young’s $1 Billion Divorce And What Is At Stake
The music mogul, 55, and Young, 50, announced their split after 24 years of marriage in June, and Dre from 1996. They share two children together: son Truice, 23, and 19-year-old daughter Truly. Young was previously married to NBA player Sedale Threatt.
Dr. Dre and Young had signed a Prenuptial Agreement
The couple revealed that they have a prenuptial agreement, despite initial reports that indicated the two did not. Young is asking for spousal support and a division of property.
She does not want the divorce settlement to be controlled by their prenuptial agreement which was torn in front of her by Dr. Dre making it null and void. The musician did so, she asserts, to prove his love for the attorney.
She claimed that Dr. Dre forced her to sign a pre-nup back in 1996 and she now wants the court to that action into consideration.
Nicole stated in court proceedings, “I was extremely reluctant, resistant and afraid to sign the agreement and felt backed into a corner. Given the extraordinary pressure and intimidation by Andre, I was left with no option but to hire a lawyer (of course, with the help of Andre’s team of professionals) and unwillingly signed the agreement very shortly before our marriage.”
Meanwhile, Dre’s camp says he never expressed shame about making her sign the pre-nup and he never tore it up or said it was invalid.
Back in February, Dre and his wife walked the red carpet together at the Tom Ford AW20 Show. At the event, the two seemed to be happy while holding hands with their daughter.
In 2019, Forbes estimated the music mogul’s net worth at $800 million, putting him at No. 2 on the year’s list of the world’s wealthiest hip-hop artists. In December of that year, Dre topped the earnings of the decade with $950 million mostly to his Beats Electronics empire.
He founded his own label, Aftermath Entertainment, and signed Eminem and 50 Cent and previously was the co-owner of Death Row Records. He owns multiple properties in Los Angeles as well.