Dr. Dre responded to Nicole Young’s wife’s petition for divorce, revealing that the couple has a prenuptial agreement in place that could prevent her from taking half of her $ 800 million fortune.
A 50-year-old man filed for divorce last month, quoting irreconcilable differences and seeking support for their fiancé and property division, which is reportedly worth $ 60 million.
The 55-year-old rapper filed his response in court on Wednesday, when he agreed to pay the spouse’s marriage, but said the division of assets should be determined by the agreement. their prenuptial, TMZ reported.
Earlier reports stated that the pair did not have a prenup as Young did not mention the deal in her filing.
Split! The latest filing comes after 50-year-old Young filed for divorce on June 29, citing irreconcilable differences, when sources in her filing told TMZ that there was no prenup (the couple picture above in 2018)
Dre is being represented by a high-powered celebrity divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, who filed on his behalf.
His paperwork also noted the date of separation as March 27, weeks after the coronavirus blockade began.
It also came a month after Dre interviewed in February to discuss his wife’s plans for the birthday celebration.
Dre, who is said to be worth an estimated $ 800 million, rose to prominence as the founder of Death Row Records in 1990 before launching his hugely lucrative Beats Electronics brand in 2006.
The rapper, who is also the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment, married Nicole on May 25, 1996. She had previously married NBA player Sedale Threatt.
A teenager, who is a lawyer herself, is being represented by celebrity lawyer Samantha Spector in the divorce.
The couple share two adult children together, a Really Young daughter, 19, and a son Truice Young, 23.
Flash back: Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young in 2001 during the premiere of The Wash in Los Angeles. Divorce documents show the couple separated in March of this year
Family husband: Dr Dre with his wife Nicole Young and their daughter Truly Young at The Defiant Ones for the special screening at the Ritzy Picturehouse on March 15, 2018 in London
They made their last public appearance as a couple at the Tom Ford fashion show with their daughter Truly in February of this year.
That same month, Dre talked about his birthday plans, which included his wife, in an interview with BigBoyTV.
He said: “I decided to keep it low key this time – I’m going to have a few friends on hand and my wife is going to make a crab boil for me. I love crab. We’ll just give it up, give it to my garden.”
Dre has often posted sweet messages about his marriage on his Instagram, revealing in 2018 that he is sending his wife away to New York by helicopter to see the musical Hamilton for the 22nd wedding anniversary. their.
A year earlier he was proud to have posted a written tribute: ‘Married 21 years !!! The Challengers !!! “a reference to the documentary about Dre and the music industry legend his friend Jimmy Iovine.
However, things now seem to have turned sour, as his wife Young had hired the high-powered Hollywood lawyer at Spector, whose notable clients include Jenna Dewan and Amber Heard.
High life: Dre whisked his wife to New York in 2018 for a romantic trip to New York to see Hamilton
Love story: The tough guy rapper posted this sweet word in 2018, celebrating his 22nd birthday with Nicole
Des res: Dre bought this $ 40 million home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2014 from its former owners, NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen
And there seems to be a lot in the middle as their starting terms are still unknown.
In 2014, the music company that Dre established, Beats, was sold to Apple for $ 3 billion, which led to it being released as the “first billionaire in hip-hop” although Forbes recently picked up its wealth of ‘$ 800 million.
That same year, the rapper bought a $ 40 million home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles from his former owners, NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
In 2001, it was reported that Dre earned a total of about $ 52 million from the sale of part of its Aftermath Entertainment stake to Interscope Records, as well as producing the mega-hit Family Affair by Mary J. Blige. .
Meanwhile, Dre has had a complicated personal life and has six children, four boys and two daughters, from five different women.
He was only 16 when he and his 15-year-old daughter Cassandra Joy Green had their first child together, a son named Curtis. Dre did not meet his son until 20 years later, according to multiple reports.
Then in 1983, Dre met a girl named La Tanya Danielle Young with Lisa Johnson.
Back in the studio: Two days ago, rapper Snoop Dogg revealed that he is working again with the iconic hip hop producer on new music
Famous: Dre and wife Nicole photographed with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West at 50-year-old San Combs on December 14 in Los Angeles
His son Andre Young Jr., tragically died at the age of 20 in 2008 after a reported overdose. He was the subject of a paternity dispute in 1990 when his mother, Jenita Porter, filed a lawsuit claiming $ 5,000 in child support each month.
Dre also has a son named Marcel along with singer Michel’le, who was born in 1988.
In 2015, Dre was forced to issue a public apology after many women came forward to accuse him of abuse, including his ex Michel’le, 90’s female rapper Tairrie B, and the journalist of -hip hop Dee Barnes.
He did not address each allegation individually, but said in a statement: “Twenty-five years ago I was a teenager drinking too much and above my head with no real structure in my life.”
‘However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I have been married for 19 years and every day I work to be a better husband for my family, looking for guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can to stop loving that man again. “
He added: ‘I apologize to the women I hurt. He is very sorry for what I did and I know he has always left our whole life. ”