Dr. Dre has reportedly been ordered to pay his ex-wife Nicole Young thousands of dollars per month in spousal support after over a year of squabbling over a prenuptial agreement.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, a judge ordered the Beats By Dre mogul to pay Young nearly $300,000 per month, which adds up to roughly $3.5 million a year.
The order reportedly states, “[Dre] is ordered to pay to the [Nicole] spousal support in the sum of $293,306.00 per month, payable on the first of each month, commencing August 1, 2021.”
The only way out for Dr. Dre is if Young “remarries or enters into a new domestic partnership, death of either party.”
A source close to Dr. Dre tells HipHopDX, “The support order is consistent with what he has already been paying since the initial separation and that it is a fraction of what Nicole and her lawyers demanded.”
Nicole Young’s attorney Samantha Spector also arranged for Dre to have to cover Young’s health insurance, but all other insurance must be paid out of pocket. Dre will to have to “continue paying the expenses for the Malibu, and Pacific Palisades homes” as well.
But this doesn’t mean the negotiations are over. The ex-couple is currently trying to agree on an overall settlement of their divorce, meaning the amount of money be paid by Dre is temporary. If the couple lands on a lump sum payment to be paid by Dre to Young, the monthly payments could disappear.
Young filed for divorce in June 2020, citing “irreconcilable differences” and their divorce proceedings grew increasingly messier as the months dragged on. The main point of contention was a prenuptial agreement Young allegedly signed in 1996, shortly before they got married in May of that year.
She claims Dr. Dre ripped it up one night as some type of romantic gesture, rendering it null and void. Dre begged the judge to declare him legally single in March, which the judge ultimately granted. Since then, Dre has been spotted with the mother of Omarion’s child and Love & Hip Hop personality Apryl Jones.