Dre and Young have been embroiled in a nasty court battle over an alleged prenup.
After over a year of legal proceedings, Dr. Dre’s ex wife Nicole Young secured court-ordered financial spousal support from the musical mogul, from whom she filed for divorce in June 2020: Young is to receive $300,000 a month.
According to Radar Online, legal documents show that a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge demanded Dr. Dre pay Young $293,306 in monthly support until alternate, final, plans are made. “[Dre] is ordered to pay to the [Nicole] spousal support in the sum of $293,306 per month, payable on the first of each month, commencing August 1, 2021, Dre will pay a total of $3,519,672 per year until Nicole remarries or “enters into a new domestic partnership,” the documents read. ”The Judge also ordered Dre to continue to cover Young’s health insurance.
Dre and Young have been embroiled in a nasty court battle over an alleged prenup — while Young says she did sign one before getting married as she felt forced, though Dre claims to have later torn it up. Whatever the case, it seems there is plenty of money to go around: During their 24 year marriage, Dre accumulated nearly $1 billion via his music and business ventures, such as Beats headphones.Young also said Dre had $262 million in “cash and Apple stock.”
The divorce has become increasingly contentious over the past year, with Young filing subpoenas demanding Dre’s alleged mistresses appear in court. Though the women hired a joint lawyer in an attempt to fight it, the judge sided with Young, and grilled the women about Dre in court.
Per People, Young also alleged that she had suffered “years” of “verbal and emotional abuse” during her marriage to Dr. Dre, adding that the producer “held a gun to her head” on two separate occasions, atop hitting and punching her multiple times throughout their partnership.
“During our marriage, I considered calling the police several times; but, as I fell deeper in to the abusive relationship, my fear of Andre outweighed any confidence I had that the police could help me,” she said. Dre’s lawyers claim these allegations are “false.”
The former spouses were declared “legally single” in June, 2021, as reported by TMZ. “Marital or domestic partnership status is terminated and the parties are restored to the status of single persons,” the document read, though the divorce is technically still ongoing.