After 24 years of marriage, Nicole Young filed for divorce from Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, and things got Brangelina Divorce Fight-levels of messy from the getgo. Dr. Dre, of course, wants to keep as much of his reported $840 million fortune as he can, so he wants their prenup enforced. But Nicole claims she was pressured into signing the prenup and Dr. Dre tore it up once in a romantic gesture, so she wants that prenup forgotten in the same way we all forgot about that movie Dre did with Snoop Dogg. And as they fight over what Nicole will end up with in the end, TMZ says she wants Dr. Dre to drop TWO MILLION DOLLARS into her bank account A MONTH. Meanwhile, Dee Barnes, the journalist who was brutally attacked by Dre in 1991, is struggling with money woes.
Nicole filed legal papers yesterday, claiming that she and Dre lived a gold-wrapped life of luxuriousness and she needs a lot of money to keep that lifestyle up. Nicole argues that she played an important part in Dre’s career and she’s got a lot, a lot of expenses. via Page Six:
The papers assert that Young–who does not work, but claims she “played an important role” in Dre’s career and “was integral” to naming his hit record label Aftermath–should enjoy the same lifestyle she did before the split. Young wants the support to begin retroactively from Sept. 1. The documents reveal their lavish lifestyle–including five LA residences, multimillion-dollar private jet and yacht trips, numerous luxury cars, and an army of staff including a private chef, 12 security guards, 7 housekeepers, and more.
And more! Love to hear this in a global pandemic and economic apocalypse. Nicole’s lawyers want Dre to pay $1,936,399 in monthly support, and claim she’s had trouble paying bills since the marriage ended. According to her, Dre kicked her out of their Brentwood, California mansion April 1st:
“In the middle of the night” and “in a drunken rage.” And that he banished Young to their Malibu beach home, but then threatened to sell it, and texted her, “Do not spend one more cent… You can’t be mean and disrespectful and spend my hard-earned money. Fuck that!”
She also wants $5 million in legal fees.
Nicole’s filing goes on to claim that Dre has stonewalled her legal team over his finances. Dre’s legal team shot back, saying that Nicole has refused to let him get his belongings from their Malibu home where she’s staying–including golf clubs, a motorcycle, and a registered handgun. Nicole has a response for that, saying that he’s worth $1 billion and can buy new shit (true). Nicole added that she feels threatened after Dre sent his brother-in-law to collect that gun:
She also said Dre sent his brother-in-law with no warning to pick up his “Glock,” but she wouldn’t give it to him, and claims Dre has sent her texts that, “caused me to feel afraid and extremely uneasy.”
Even Brangelina is standing by like, “What fucking messes!” Nobody needs $2 million a month to live. Well, maybe Gwyneth Paltrow, since her throat will explode if she doesn’t drink water that is distilled with diamonds. But even though that’s an insane amount of money, Nicole Young can easily argue, “Well, I was married to Dr. Dre for 24 fucking years.”