Dr. Dre Celebrates his Divorce in a Party Called “DIVORCED AF”
Surprisingly, Dr. Dre had organized a divorce party after he and his ex-wife Nicole Young have reached a divorce agreement “in principle” following a long-time court battle.
A photo of Dre has since gone viral on social media which shows him sitting on a chair in front of giant balloons which read, “DIVORCED AF.”
The photo was firstly posted by songwriter Breyon Prescott, writing: “My brother @drdre just told me it’s final!!! Congrats.”
It came after Dr. Dre was ordered to pay Young $419,294 per month in spousal support beginning in August this year.
Nicole Young, 51, the 25-year wife of rapper and businessman, asked for more than NZ$2.8 million a month in temporary spousal support since filing for divorce in 2020. The pair share two adult children together.
Dr. Dre, 56, real name Andre Young, will pay a one-off cheque of $2.8m, and Young’s $738,000 legal fees.
He was ordered to keep paying the amount to Nicole Young before she remarried or entered into a domestic partnership unless the court orders otherwise at a later date.
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Dr. Dre’s Ddivorce is the Result of Nicole Young’s Decision
Nicole Young filed for divorce from Dre. Dre and Young made their last public appearance as a couple at the Tom Ford fashion show with their daughter. They have two children: son Truice and daughter Truly.
The two tied the knot together on May 25, 1996, the same year Dre left Death Row Records to begin his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. They finalized their divorce in December 2021 and Dr. Dre held a divorce party.
Before he wed Young in 1996, Dre amassed his fortunes as a founding member found fame of the rap group N.W.A. before releasing his solo debut studio album The Chronic in 1992 under Death Row Records, which he co-owned, before he founded his own label, Aftermath Entertainment, and signed Eminem and 50 Cent.
After they married, in the 2000s, Dre focused on producing for other artists, including 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, The Game, and Kendrick Lamar.
56-year-old Dre founded the hugely lucrative Beats Electronics brand. His net worth is estimated at $800 million. In 2014, Apple purchased Beats Electronics for $3 billion. The super-producer owned about 20-25 percent of the company at the time.
The rapper purchased a $40 million home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2014 from its previous owners, NFL player Tom Brady, and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.