Dr. Dre and his wife, Nicole Young , separate after 24 years of marriage.
It was Monday when Young filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the separation, People confirmed .
It also transpired, via TMZ , that Nicole is seeking spousal support, something that becomes particularly relevant, as the 55-year-old American rapper, actor, producer and businessman is rumored to have not signed a prenuptial agreement, and that his current fortune amounts to to US $ 800 million.
The couple have two children together, Truly Young, 19, and Truice Young, 23.
Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, is also the father of four other children - Tyra Young, La Tanya Danielle Young, Marcel and Curtis - from previous relationships.
For his part, Young had two other children, a product of his previous marriage to Sedale Threatt, an NBA player.
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Young married Dr. Dre on May 25, 1996, and the last time they were seen together was in February of this year. At the time, Dre spoke excitedly that he would soon celebrate his wife's birthday.
At the moment it is known that Samantha Spector, a renowned celebrity attorney, will represent Young in this legal process.
In 2019, Forbes estimated Dr. Dre's net worth to be $ 800 million, making the music tycoon number 2 on the annual list of the world's richest hip-hop artists.
In December of that year, the famous native of Compton, California, surpassed the profits of the decade with $ 950 million, thanks, mainly, to his empire of Beats Electronics, a division of Apple that creates audio products.
Before marrying Young, Dre accumulated his fortune as a founding member of rap group NWA. He then released his first solo album, titled The Chronic , in 1992, under Death Row Records, of which he was co-owner, before founding his own label. , Aftermath Entertainment, with whom he signed Eminem and 50 Cent.
After getting married in the 2000s, Dre focused on the production of other artists, including 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, The Game, and Kendrick Lamar.
Then in July 2008, he released his first product under Beats by Dr. Dre. The success of his business sparked the interest of Apple, which bought the brand for $ 3 billion in May 2014.
Often Dr. Dre posted cute messages about his marriage via his Instagram account, revealing in 2018, for example, that he had taken his wife to New York by helicopter to watch the musical "Hamilton" to celebrate her anniversary. number 22.
A year earlier, he proudly posted a tribute to his partner and wrote, "Married for 21 years! The Challengers!", Referencing the documentary that talks about his life and that of his music industry friend Jimmy Iovine.
So far there is no statement from the couple, and although some media have tried to establish contact with their respective lawyers, they have not obtained an official statement on this matter.
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