Dr Dre’s wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, filed for divorce from the mogul last month.
This week, Dr (born Andre Romelle Young) responded to his ex-wife’s petition, TMZ reported.
In her case, Dre agreed to pay spousal support, but added that the division of assets should be governed by the couple’s prenuptial agreement, after Nicole did not include a prenuptial notice in her filing. .
Answer: In his filing this week, Dr Dre agreed to pay spousal support to his ex-wife Nicole Young, but added that the division of assets should be governed by the couple’s prenuptial agreement, after Nicole did not include prenuptiality notice in their filing (pictured in 2018)
Dre, 55, is represented by Laura Wasser, who testified on her behalf.
His papers also indicated that the date of his separation from Nicole was March 27.
The latest filing comes after Young, 50, filed for divorce on June 29, citing irreconcilable differences, at the time of her filing, sources told TMZ there had been no prenup.
Dre founded the hugely lucrative brand Beats Electronics and is estimated to be worth $ 800 million.
Split! The latest filing comes after Young, 50, filed for divorce on June 29 citing irreconcilable differences, at the time of his filing, sources told TMZ there was no prenup (the couple pictured above in 2018)
The rapper, who is also the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and previously co-owner of Death Row Records, married Nicole on May 25, 1996. She was formerly married to NBA player Sedale Threatt.
Young is said to be seeking spousal support and is represented by famous lawyer Samantha Spector in the divorce. Young is also a lawyer herself.
The couple share two adult children together, daughter Truly Young, 19, and son Truice Young, 23.
They made their last public appearance as a couple at the Tom Ford show with their daughter Truly in February this year. That same month, Dre opened up about his birthday plans which included his wife, during an interview with BigBoyTV.
Flashback: Dr Dre and his wife Nicole Young in 2001 at The Wash premiere in Los Angeles
Family man: Dr Dre with wife Nicole Young and daughter Truly Young at The Defiant Ones special screening at Ritzy Picturehouse on March 15, 2018 in London, UK
He said: “I decided to keep it low this time around – I’m going to have some friends and my wife is going to boil some crab for me. I love crab. We’re just gonna kick him, kick him in my backyard.
Dre has often posted sweet messages about his marriage on his Instagram, revealing in 2018 that he took his wife to New York City by helicopter to see the Hamilton musical for their 22nd wedding anniversary.
A year earlier, he proudly published a tribute by writing: “Married 21 years !!! The Defiant Ones !!! ‘a reference to the documentary about Dre and his friend Jimmy Iovine, legend of the music industry.
However, now it looks like things have turned sour, as his wife Young has hired powerful Hollywood lawyer Spector, whose notable clients include Jenna Dewan and Amber Heard.
The high life: Dre took his wife to New York in 2018 for a romantic trip to New York to see Hamilton
Love story: The tough rapper posted this sweet snap in 2018, celebrating his 22nd birthday with Nicole
And there seems to be a lot at stake as the terms of their deal remain unknown.
In 2014, the music company Dre started, Beats, was sold to Apple for $ 3 billion, earning him hailed as “hip-hop’s first billionaire” although Forbes recently set his fortune at $ 800 million.
That same year, the rapper bought a $ 40 million home in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood from its former owners, NFL player Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen.
In 2001, it was reported that Dre had made a total of approximately $ 52 million selling part of her share of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records, as well as producing the mega-bit Family Affair by Mary J. Blige.
During this time, Dre has had a complicated personal life and has six children, four sons and two daughters, from five different wives.
He was only 16 when he and his girlfriend Cassandra Joy Green, then 15, had their first child together, a son named Curtis. Dre didn’t meet her son until 20 years later, according to multiple reports.
Then in 1983, Dre welcomed a girl named La Tanya Danielle Young with Lisa Johnson.
Back in the studio: Two days ago, rapper Snoop Dogg revealed he’s working with the iconic hip-hop producer again on new music
Her son Andre Young Jr. tragically passed away at the age of 20 in 2008 after a drug overdose. He was the subject of a paternity dispute in 1990 when his mother, Jenita Porter, sued for $ 5,000 in child support a month.
Dre also has a son named Marcel with singer Michel’le, born in 1988.
In 2015, Dre was forced to issue a public apology after scores of women came forward to accuse him of abuse, including his ex Michel’le, ’90s rapper Tairrie B and hip-hop journalist Dee. Barnes.
Famous: Dre and wife Nicole pictured with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West at Sean Combs 50th birthday party on December 14, 2019 in Los Angeles
He did not address each claim individually, but said in a statement: “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man who drank too much and over 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 man for my family, seeking advice along the way. I do everything I can to never look like this man again.
He added, “I apologize to the women I hurt. I deeply regret what I have done and know that it has always impacted all of our lives.
Des res: Dre bought this $ 40 million house in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2014 from its former owners, NFL player Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen
Rapper Snoop Dogg revealed two days ago that he’s back in the studio with the iconic music producer, causing a stir among music fans on social media, including Gwyneth Paltrow.
Dre produced Snoop Dogg’s debut album Doggystyle (1993), and they also worked together on the 1999 single Still DRE from Dre’s 2001 multi-platinum album.
Dre’s first solo album, The Chronic (1992), released under Death Row Records, made him one of America’s best-selling musical artists in 1993, and he was even more prolific as a music producer.
He signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002, and co-produced their albums, both of which were huge payouts for the music star.