Dr. Dre’s wife Nicole Young claims she signed a prenup “under pressure” in 1996 before tying the knot.
But the 50-year-old lawyer said the 55-year-old rapper tore it up years later as a sign of his deep love for her, she claimed in new documents, according to a Tuesday report from The Blast.
And Nicole added that she is going to court because she does not want the prenup to be enforced, but Dr. Dre does. If the court sees it its way, she could get half of his reported $ 800 million fortune.
However, a source told TMZ that Dre “never expressed shame about the prenup and that he never tore it up or said it was invalid.”
A new twist: Dr Dre’s wife Nicole Young claims that she signed a prenup ‘under pressure’ in 1996 before they tied the knot. But the 50-year-old lawyer said the 55-year-old rapper tore it up years later as a sign of his deep love for his husband; set 2016
It was love at first sight: Here the power couple was seen in LA in 1996, the year they married
Young said in the documents that she and Dre should split all assets, including cash and real estate. That would leave her with about $ 400 million.
Dr. Dre earned most of his $ 800 million fortune from his successful headphone line, Beats By Dr. Dre, which Apple acquired for $ 3B in 2014.
Young works as a lawyer and was previously married to NBA player Sedale Threatt.
Nicole also added in her application that she felt pressure in 1996 to sign the prenup before they get married.
Money for this mother: In new documents that The Blast has seen, Nicole has added that she goes to court because she does not want the prenup to be enforced, but Dr. Dre does. If the court sees it its way, she could get half of his reported $ 800 million fortune; seen with his daughter in February
In her statement, she said: ‘I have to sign a marriage contract, otherwise he would not marry me. I was extreme, reduced, resilient and afraid to sign the agreement and felt backed in a corner. ‘And she said she had no choice but to sign it “unwillingly.”
The TMZ source objected that she had her own lawyer looking over the prenupen.
Nicole added that two or three years after they got married, he tore up the original prenup in front of her.
According to the documents, she said that Dre “destroyed the agreements as a great gesture of his love for Nicole and his desire to have a marriage without financial restrictions that govern their respective rights and responsibilities.”
Money: Young said she and Dre should split all assets, including cash and real estate. That would leave her with about $ 400 million. Dr. Dre earned most of his $ 800 million fortune from his successful headphone line, Beats By Dr. Dre, which Apple acquired for $ 3B in 2014: Dre and Nicole pictured with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West in December 2019 in Los Angeles
A Mansion: Dre bought this $ 40 million home in Brentwood, Los Angeles in 2014 from its previous owners, NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen
Another hot property: Dr. Dre splashed out $ 4.9 million on a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom property in Calabasas, California 2018
Nicole claims that Dre felt ashamed that he had pressured me to sign a marriage contract and that he tore several copies of the contract in front of me. Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no marriage contract and it was invalid. ‘
She filed for divorce in June, citing incompatible differences.
He has so far agreed to pay her family support, but after that he feels that the prenup should be followed.
There is no need for child support because their children are adults – they share daughter Truly Young, 19, and son Truice Young, 23.
Share! Young, 50, filed for divorce on June 29 with reference to incompatible differences (the couple pictured above 2018)
Dre is represented by the high-profile celebrity divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, who filed on his behalf. Young is represented by celebrity lawyer Samantha Spector in the divorce, whose famous clients include Jenna Dewan and Amber Heard.
His paperwork also noted the separation date as March 27, weeks after the coronavirus cap began.
It also came a month after Dre gave an interview in February and discussed his wife’s plans for his birthday celebration.
Dre rose to prominence as the founder of Death Row Records in the 1990s before launching his hugely lucrative brand Beats Electronics in 2006.
The rapper, who is also the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment, married Nicole on May 25, 1996.
Family man: Dr. Dre with his wife Nicole and their daughter Truly Young at The Defiant One’s special screening 2018 in London
They made their latest public appearance as a couple at the Tom Ford fashion show with their daughter Truly in February this year.
That same month, Dre talked about his birthday plans that included his wife, during an interview with BigBoyTV.
He said: “I decided to just keep it low this time – I’ll make some friends over and my wife will make a crab boil for me. I love crab. We’ll just kick it, kick it in my garden. ‘
Dre has often posted sweet messages about his marriage on his Instagram and revealed in 2018 that he has shown his wife off to New York by helicopter to see the musical Hamilton for their 22nd wedding anniversary.
A year earlier, he proudly published a tribute that wrote: ‘Married 21 years !!! The defiant !!! ‘a reference to the documentary about Dre and his music industry legend Jimmy Iovine.
The high life: Dre sent his wife away to New York 2018 for a romantic trip to New York to meet Hamilton
And there seems to be a lot at stake as the terms of their prenup remain unknown.
In 2014, the music company that Dre established, Beats, was sold to Apple for $ 3 billion, which led to him being hailed as the “first billionaire in hip hop”, but Forbes recently fixed its wealth at $ 800 million.
That same year, the rapper bought a $ 40 million home in Brentwood, Los Angeles from its previous owner, NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
In 2001, it was reported that Dre earned a total of approximately $ 52 million to sell part of his stake in Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records, as well as to produce the mega-hit Family Affair by Mary J. Blige.
Meanwhile, Dre has had a complicated personal life and has six children, four sons and two daughters, by five different women.
Review: Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young in 2001 at the film premiere at The Wash in Los Angeles. Divorce documents show the couple separated in March this year
He was only 16 when he and his then 15-year-old girlfriend Cassandra Joy Green had their first child together, a son named Curtis. Dre did not meet his son until 20 years later, according to several reports.
Since 1983, Dre welcomed a daughter named La Tanya Danielle Young with Lisa Johnson.
His son Andre Young Jr. died tragically at the age of 20 in 2008 after a reported overdose of drugs. He had been the subject of a paternity dispute in 1990 when his mother, Jenita Porter, filed a lawsuit seeking $ 5,000 in child support per month.
Dre also has a son named Marcel with the singer Michel’le, who was born in 1988.
Love story: The tough guy rapper published this sweet snap in 2018, celebrating his 22nd birthday with Nicole
In 2015, Dre was forced to issue a public apology after many women came forward to accuse him of abuse, including his ex Michel’le, 90s female rapper Tairrie B and hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes.
He did not treat each accusation individually, but said in a statement: ‘Twenty-five years ago I was a young man who drank too much and over my head with no real structure in my life.
But none of this is an excuse for what I did. I have been married for 19 years and every day I work to become a better man for my family and seek guidance along the way. I do everything I can so that I never look like that man again. ‘
He added: ‘I apologize to the women I have harmed. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has affected all our lives forever. ‘