The divorce of Dr. Dre and his wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, has grown increasingly contentious over the past few months. Both sides appear to be digging in for a battle over the producer and Beats Electronics co-founder’s significant assets in the midst of an unexpected health scare that landed Dre (born Andre Romelle Young) in the hospital during the first week of January with a reported brain aneurysm.
The back-and-forth began in June 2020 when Nicole Young, 50, filed for divorce from the mogul in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking spousal support. The couple, who married in 1996, have two children together: 23-year-old son Truice and 19-year-old daughter Truly.
Dre’s attorneys filed a copy of what they said was a prenup signed by the couple in late December, which notes that all the property that they’ve acquired since their wedding is kept separately, but also that Nicole did not waive her right to spousal support. The latter has become the centerpiece of the dispute, with the sides so far unable to reach an agreement on an amount; attorneys for both parties did not return requests for comment at press time.