Dr. Dre And Wife Nicole Young Split After 24 Years Of Marriage – Rapper and music mogul Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young are calling it quits after 24 years of marriage.
Dr. Dre And Wife Nicole Young Split After 24 Years Of Marriage:
Dr. Dre’s wife Nicole Young, 50, filed for divorce from Dre – real name Andre Romelle Young – at the Los Angeles County Court on Monday, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.
Dr. Dre married Nicole Young on May 25, 1996, and since then, have welcomed two kids into the world: daughter Truly Young, 19, and son Truice Young, 23.
Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young did not sign a prenuptial agreement before getting married and Nicole is seeking spousal support, sources told TMZ.
Dre, 55, who founded the hugely lucrative Beats Electronics brand, is worth an estimated $800million (£650m), according to Forbes magazine.
Nicole, who was previously married to NBA player, Sedale Threatt, is being represented in the divorce by “a high-powered celeb attorney, Samantha Spector.” Nicole is also a lawyer herself.
Nicole Young spoke highly of Dre in the Netflix docuseries The Defiant Ones, which follows the rapper’s partnership with producer Jim Iovine. Dre last shared a photo with Nicole on Instagram in September 2018, posting a photo of them laughing alongside the caption: “Was just an average Tuesday.”
Dr. Dre’s Wife Nicole Young Files For Divorce Citing Irreconcilable Differences:
Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young made their last public appearance as a couple at the Tom Ford fashion show with their daughter Truly in February this year.
In the same month, Dre opened up about his birthday plans that included his wife, during an interview with BigBoyTV.
He said: “I decided to just keep it low-key this time — I’m going to have a few friends over and my wife is going to do a crab boil for me. I love crab. We’re just going to kick it, kick it in my backyard.”
Dr. Dre – real name Andre Romelle Young – is a father of six kids, who he had with five different women. His eldest, Curtis Young, was born in 1981 when Dre was just a teen. Dre welcomed a daughter (La Tayna Danielle Young) and another son (Andre Young Jr., who died in 2008) in 1983 and 1988, respectively. Dre and singer Michel’le dated from 1988 to 1996, and during that time, they welcomed a son, Marcel.
In 2015, Dre was forced to issue a public apology after many women came forward to accuse him of physical abuse, including his ex Michel’le, ’90s female rapper Tairrie B, and hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes.
Dr. Dre said in a statement: “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life.”
“However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again.”