29 June 2020 20:31
Dr Dre and his wife are reportedly set to divorce after 24 years of marriage. It's reported that Nicole Young has filed for divorce from her rapper husband, citing irreconcilable differences. Music mogul Dr Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, 55, married Nicole, 50, in 1996. They have two grown up children - son Truice, 23, and daughter Truly, 19, - meaning that child support won't be an issue. According to Forbes, Dr Dre's net worth is estimated at around $800 million.
The rapper is also the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment, and was previously a co-owner of Death Row Records. Nicole, who works as a lawyer, is said to be seeking spousal support. She was previously married to NBA player Sedale Threatt. Nicole and Dr Dre made their last public appearance together in February, when they attended a Tom Ford fashion show with their daughter. He was just 16 when he met then-girlfriend Cassandra Joy Green and had their first child together, a son named Curtis, who he reportedly didn't meet until 20 years later.
Dr. Dre's wife Nicole Young field for divorce on Monday after over two decades together Credit: Getty Images Dr. Dre married Nicole in 1996, and they share two children — son Truice, 23, and daughter Truly, 19. The music producer also has four kids from previous relationships, including daughter La Tanya, 37, son Curtis, 38, son Marcel, 29, and late son Andre Young Jr., who died in 2008 at the age of 20 from a suspected drug overdose. Nicole was previously married to retired professional basketball player Sedale Threatt — who played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, among others. They share two children — daughter Truly, 19, and son Truice, 23 Credit: Getty Images - Getty Dr. Dre also has four children from previous relationships — daughter La Tanya, 37, sons Curtis, 38, Marcel, 29, and Andre Young Jr., who died in 2008 at the age of 20 from a suspected drug overdose Credit: AP:Associated Press She was still with Sedale when she met Dr. Dre, and the hip-hop star allegedly wrote her a love letter to convince her to leave her husband for him. After years in the music industry as a rapper, producer, and songwriter, Dr. Dre added entrepreneur and CEO to that list when he founded Aftermath Entertainment in 1996, the same year he and Nicole wed. In 2006, he co-founded Beats Electronics with Interscope co-founder Jimmy Iovine, and the company was purchased by Apple in 2014 for over $3 billion, with Dr. Dre's cut giving him the largest single-year income ever recorded by a living musician. The music producer has an estimated net worth of $800 million. Rapper and music mogul Dr. Dre's wife Nicole Young has filed for divorce. Young, 50, filed for divorce from Dre (real name Andre Romelle Young) after 24 years of marriage on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences, TMZ reports. Dre, 55, founded the hugely lucrative Beats Electronics brand and is said to be worth an estimated $800 million, yet sources tell the outlet that the pair did not sign a prenuptial agreement. Dr. Dre's wife Nicole Young has filed for divorce after 24 years from the rapper, who is worth an estimated $800 million (the couple pictured above in 2018) The rapper, who is also the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and was previously co-owner of Death Row Records, married Nicole on May 25, 1996. She was formerly married to NBA player Sedale Threatt. Young is reportedly seeking spousal support and is being represented by celebrity attorney Samantha Spector in the divorce. The pair 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 fashion show with their daughter Truly in February this year. The same month, Dre talked about his birthday plans that included his wife, during an interview with BigBoyTV. Flash back: Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young in 2001 at the film premiere of The Wash in Los Angeles Family man: Dr. Dre with his wife Nicole Young and their daughter Truly Young at The Defiant Ones special screening at the Ritzy Picturehouse on March 15, 2018 in London, UK Dre has often posted sweet messages about his marriage on his Instagram, revealing in 2018 that he has whisked his wife away to New York via helicopter to see the musical Hamilton for their 22nd wedding anniversary. However, it now appears that things have turned sour, as his wife Young has hired high-powered Hollywood attorney Spector, whose notable clients include Jenna Dewan and Amber Heard. Love story: The tough guy rapper posted this sweet snap in 2018, celebrating his 22nd anniversary with Nicole In 2014, the music company that Dre established, Beats, was sold to Apple for $3 billion, which lead to him being hailed as the 'first billionaire in hip-hop' though Forbes recently pegged his wealth at $800 million. The same year, the rapper purchased a $40 million home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in from its previous owners, NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen. In 2001, it was reported that Dre earned a total of about $52 million from selling part of his share of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records, as well as producing the megahit Family Affair by Mary J. Meanwhile, Dre has had a complicated personal life and has six children, four sons and two daughters, by five different women. He was just 16 when he and his then-15-year-old girlfriend 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 welcomed a daughter named La Tanya Danielle Young with Lisa Johnson. Back in the studio: Two days ago, rapper Snoop Dogg revealed that he is once again working with the iconic hip-hop producer on new music His son Andre Young Jr., tragically died aged 20 in 2008 after a reported drug overdose. He had been the subject of a paternity dispute in 1990 when his mother, Jenita Porter, filed a lawsuit seeking $5,000 of child support per month. Dre also has a son named Marcel with the 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, '90s female 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 bash on December 14, 2019 in Los Angeles He did not address each allegation individually, but 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.' 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. Des res: Dre purchased this $40 million home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2014 from its previous owners, NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen Two days ago, rapper Snoop Dogg revealed that he was back in the studio with the iconic music producer, which caused a stir among music fans on social media, including Gwyneth Paltrow. Dre's solo debut studio album The Chronic (1992), released under Death Row Records, made him one of the best-selling American music artists of 1993, and he's been even more prolific as a music producer.