The saying “more money, more problems” definitely rings true when you’re a billionaire like Dr. Dre and you’re going through a divorce.
TMZ reports the legendary producer’s estranged wife Nicole Young has filed docs asking for $1,936,399 in monthly spousal support, along with a cool $5 million in lawyer fees.
As Young remains in their Malibu home with access to all of the amenities of their previous lifestyle together, sources close to Dre reportedly say he’s planning on pushing back with the argument his ex he’s already paying for her living expenses now and doesn’t need much more money a month. Sources for Young say she plans to argue that she doesn’t want to depend on the 2001 creator to pay all of the bills, however.
Young filed for divorce in June citing “irreconcilable differences.” Though a prenuptial agreement was signed in 1996, she’s since stated it should be rendered invalid, alleging Dre forced her into signing and later changed his mind and destroyed multiples copies of it.
“I was extremely reluctant, resistant and afraid to sign the agreement and felt backed into a corner,” she wrote in legal documents filed in August. “Given the extraordinary pressure and intimidation by Andre, I was left with no option but to hire a lawyer (of course, with the help of Andre’s team of professionals) and unwillingly signed the agreement very shortly before our marriage.”
Dre and Young were married for 24 years and had two children, Truice and Truly.