Dr Dre responds to wife Nicole Young’s divorce petition, reveals there is a marriage contract
Dr Dre has responded to his wife Nicole Young’s divorce petition, revealing the couple have entered into a prenuptial agreement that could prevent them from getting half of their $ 800 million fortune.
Young, 50, filed for divorce last month, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for spousal support and division of their assets, which are said to be worth $ 60 million.
The rapper, 55, filed his response in court on Wednesday, agreeing to pay spousal support, but said the division of assets should be determined by their prenuptial agreement, TMZ reported.
Earlier reports said the couple did not have a marriage contract because Young did not mention the agreement in his file.
To divide! The latest filing comes after Young, 50, filed for divorce on June 29, citing irreconcilable differences, as his filing sources told TMZ there was no marriage contract (the couple pictured above in 2018)
Dre is represented by Laura Wasser, a divorce lawyer, who filed a complaint on her behalf.
His documents also indicated that the separation date was March 27, weeks after the coronavirus lockdown began.
It also came a month after Dre gave an interview in February to discuss his wife’s plans for her birthday celebration.
Dre, who is estimated to be worth $ 800 million, became the founder of Death Row Records in the 1990s before launching his hugely lucrative brand Beats Electronics in 2006.
The rapper, who is also the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment, married Nicole on May 25, 1996. She was previously married to NBA player Sedale Threatt.
Young, who is herself a lawyer, is represented by famous lawyer Samantha Spector in the divorce.
The couple share two adult children, daughter Truly Young, 19, and son Truice Young, 23.
Flashback: Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young at the 2001 The Wash premiere in Los Angeles. Divorce documents show the couple separated in March this year
Family man: Dr. Dre with wife Nicole Young and daughter Truly Young at The Defiant Ones 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 this year.
That same month, Dre opened up about his birthday plans which included his wife, during an interview with BigBoyTV.
He said: “I decided to keep it low this time – I’m going to have some friends and my wife is going to boil me crab. I love crab. We’re just going to hit him, hit him in my backyard.
Dre has often posted sweet messages about his marriage to 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 written tribute: “Married for 21 years !!! The provocateurs !!! ‘ a reference to the documentary about Dre and his friend music industry legend Jimmy Iovine.
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 badass rapper posted this cute snap in 2018, celebrating his 22nd birthday with Nicole
Des res: Dre bought this $ 40 million home in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood in 2014 from its former owners, NFL player Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen
And there seems to be a lot at stake as the terms of their marriage contract remain unknown.
In 2014, Dre-created music company Beats was sold to Apple for $ 3 billion, earning it acclaim as “hip-hop’s first billionaire,” though 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 made a total of around $ 52 million selling part of her share of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records, as well as producing the mega-hit 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
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
Her son Andre Young Jr. tragically passed away at the age of 20 in 2008 after a reported drug overdose. He was the subject of a paternity dispute in 1990 when his mother, Jenita Porter, filed a lawsuit seeking $ 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. .
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 all I can to never look like this man again.
He added: “I apologize to the women I hurt. I deeply regret what I did and I know it has impacted all of our lives forever.