Nicole Young, the wife of rapper and music tycoon Dr. Dray, has applied for a divorce.
The 50-year-old Young applied for a divorce with Dre (Andre Romelle Young) after 24 years of marriage on Monday, on the grounds that the differences between the two parties are irreconcilable.
55-year-old Dre founded the lucrative Beats Electronics brand, which is said to be worth about $800 million, but sources told the media that the couple did not sign a prenuptial agreement.
Split! Nicole Young, the wife of Dr. Dray, spent 24 years with the rapper. He applied for a divorce. The latter’s worth is estimated at $800 million (the couple pictured above in 2018)
The rapper, also the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment, was previously the co-owner of Death Row Records and married Nicole on May 25, 1996. She was married to NBA player Sedale Threatt.
According to reports, Young is seeking the support of his spouse and is represented by divorce celebrity lawyer Samantha Spector. Young is also a lawyer himself.
The couple has two adult children, a 19-year-old daughter Truly Young and a 23-year-old son Truice Young.
They made their last public appearance with their daughter Truly at the Tom Ford fashion show in February this year. In the same month, Dre talked about his birthday plan including his wife in an interview with BigBoyTV.
Flashback: Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young at the premiere of the “Car Wash” movie in Los Angeles in 2001
Family: Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young and their daughter Truly Young at a special screening of Defiant Ones at the Ritzy Picturehouse in London, England on March 15, 2018
He said: “This time I decided to keep a low profile-I will have a few friends coming over and my wife will cook crabs for me. I love crabs. We just want to kick it and kick it into my backyard.”
Drey often posts sweet news about his marriage on his Instagram, revealing that in 2018 he used a helicopter to drive his wife to New York to watch the 22nd anniversary of the wedding of Hamilton.
A year ago, he proudly published a tribute article: “21 years of marriage!!! Rebels!!!” References to documentaries about Dre and his music legend Jimmy Iovine.
However, it seems that the situation has become worse now, because his wife Young hired a senior Hollywood lawyer Spector, these famous clients include Jenna Dewan and Amber Heard.
Noble life: Dre drove his wife to New York in 2018 to see Hamilton on a romantic trip to New York
Love Story: The tough guy rapper released this sweet short film in 2018 to celebrate his 22nd anniversary with Nicole
And there seem to be many dangers.
In 2014, Beats, the music company founded by Dre, sold to Apple for $3 billion, which made him known as “the first billionaire in hip-hop”, although Forbes recently set his wealth at $800 million .
In the same year, the rapper purchased a $40 million house near Brentwood, Los Angeles from former owner NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
According to reports, in 2001, Dre made a total of about 5,200 by selling part of his Aftermath Entertainment shares to Interscope Records and producing the sensational Family Affair (Mary J. Blige). Ten thousand U.S. dollars.
At the same time, Dre’s personal life is complicated, with five different women having six children, four sons and two daughters.
When he and his 15-year-old girlfriend Cassandra Joy Green had their first child, he was only 16 years old and a son named Curtis. According to multiple reports, Drey did not see his son until 20 years later.
Then in 1983, Dre and Lisa Johnson greeted a daughter named La Tanya Danielle Young.
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His son Andre Young Jr. unfortunately died in 2008 after being overdose, at the age of 20. In 1990, his mother Jenita Porter filed a lawsuit seeking $5,000 a month for child support, which has been the subject of his parent-child disputes.
Dray also had a son named Marcel, born in 1988 with singer Michele’le.
In 2015, after many women came forward to accuse him of being abused, Dre was forced to apologize publicly, including his predecessor Michel’le, female rapper Tairrie B in the 1990s and hip-hop reporter Dee Barnes.
Famous: Dre and his wife Nicole (Kanye West) and Kim Kardashian West (Kim Kardashian West) on December 14, 2019 in Shaw, Los Angeles 50th Anniversary of Sean Combs
Instead of talking about each allegation individually, he said in a statement: “Twenty-five years ago, I was a young man who drank too much and had no real structure of life above his head.”
“However, this is not an excuse for what I did. I have been married for 19 years, and every day I try to be a better man for my family and seek guidance along the way. I am doing my best, so I will never look like that man again.
He added: “I apologize to the injured woman. I deeply regret what I have done and know that it will affect our lives forever.”
Des res: Dre purchased the $40 million Brentwood community in Los Angeles from his previous owner, NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen in 2014
Two days ago, rapper Snoop Dogg revealed that he had returned to the iconic music producer’s studio, which caused social media including Gwyneth Paltrow Fanaticism.
Dre produced Snoop Dogg’s first album Doggystyle (1993), and they also co-wrote the 1999 single StillD.R.E. Multi-platinum album 2001 from Dre.
Dre’s first studio album The Chronic (1992) was released under Death Row Records, making him one of the best-selling American music artists in 1993. As a music producer, his status is even higher.
He signed with Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002, and co-produced their album, which is a huge money-making activity for music stars.