According to court documents obtained by blog website The Blast, the legendary producer, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, has been ordered by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge to temporarily pay his ex-wife nearly $300,000 a month, totaling an estimated $3.5. million over a year in spousal support. Dr. Dre is scheduled to make these payments on the first of every month.
“[Dr. Dre] is ordered to pay to the [Nicole Young] spousal support in the sum of $293,306.00 per month, payable on the first of each month, commencing August 1, 2021,” the order revealed. The documents also stated that the “Nuthin’ but a G thang” emcee would pay a total of $3,519,672 per year, not including other fees and expenses “until the party receiving support remarries or enters into a new domestic partnership, death of either party.” In addition, Young’s attorney Samantha Spector arranged for the “Xxplosive” rapper to pay for her client’s health insurance plan, which is reportedly similar to what Young had when the former couple initially married. Yet, all other insurance must be paid out of pocket. He will also “continue paying the expenses for the Malibu and Pacific Palisades homes.” Aforementioned, If the two can agree on a lump sum payment, the monthly payment could vanish.
As previously reported, Young initially filed for divorce from the business mogul in June 2020, after 24 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences, and has since been seeking spousal support to the tune of $ 2 million a month.
According to Billboard, Young, who is also a lawyer, claimed that her ex-husband “demanded” that she sign a prenup using “undue pressure,” which left her with “no choice but to do so.” However, several years into their marriage, Young claimed that the songwriter “tore up” the document that would have awarded her a significant chunk of his alleged $820 million estate. However, she has been unable to produce a copy of said prenup.
Still, there is something the pair has been able to agree on throughout their ongoing divorce. Nearly a year after the breakup was made public, a judge granted the former couple’s request to be considered legally single. Dr. Dre and Young married in 1996 and share two adult children: 20-year-old daughter, Truly, and their 24-year-old son, Truice Young.