Dr. Dre responded to his wife Nicole Young’s divorce petition, finding that the couple had a marriage contract that could prevent her from receiving half of her $ 800 million fortune.
The 50-year-olds filed for divorce last month, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking marital support and division of property, which reportedly cost $ 60 million.
The 55-year-old rapper filed a response in court on Wednesday, agreeing to pay the couple, but said that the distribution of assets should be determined by their marriage agreement, according to TMZ.
Previous reports said the couple had no premonitions because Young did not mention the deal when applying.
Split! The latest filing is filed after Young, 50, filed for divorce on June 29, citing irreconcilable differences, at the time of her filing, sources told TMZ that there was no premonition (the couple pictured above in 2018)
Dre is represented by celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who filed the application on his behalf.
His documents also stated the date of separation, March 27, weeks after the start of coronavirus blockade.
He also came a month after Dre was interviewed in February to discuss his wife’s birthday plans.
Dre, who is said to be worth $ 800 million, became a well-known founder of Death Row Records in the 1990s, before launching his hugely lucrative Beats Electronics brand in 2006.
The rapper, who is also the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment, married Nicole on May 25, 1996. She was previously married to NBA player Sedal Treight.
Young, who is herself a lawyer, in divorce represents the celebrity lawyer Samantha Spector.
The couple shares two adult children together, 19-year-old daughter True Young and 23-year-old son Truis Young.
Outbreak: Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young in 2001 at the premiere of “Washing” in Los Angeles. Divorce documents show that the couple divorced in March this year
Family husband: Dr. Dre with his wife Nicole Young and their daughter True Young on the special filming of The Defiant Ones at the Ritz-Karthaus on March 15, 2018 in London
The last public appearance they made was a couple at a fashion show of Tom Ford with his daughter True in February this year.
That same month, Dre talked about his wife’s birthday plans during a BigBoyTV interview.
He said: “I decided this time to just restrain it – I will have a few friends and my wife will make a crab boil for me. I love the crab. We will just beat him, beat him in my yard.
Dre often posted sweet messages about his marriage on his Instagram, discovering in 2018 that he had sent his wife to New York by helicopter to see the Hamilton musical on their 22nd wedding anniversary.
A year earlier, he proudly posted a tribute: “Married for 21 years !!! Doubters! link to a documentary about Dre and his second legend of the music industry Jimmy Yovin.
However, now it seems that everything has become sour, as his wife Young has hired a powerful Hollywood lawyer Spector, among the famous clients – Jenna Devan and Amber Heard.
High Life: Dre sent his wife to New York in 2018 for a romantic trip to New York to see Hamilton
Love story: the hard guy’s rapper posted this cute photo in 2018, celebrating his 22nd birthday with Nicole
Des res: Dre bought the house for $ 40 million in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2014 from its previous owners, NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bandhen
And many things seem to be at stake, as the conditions of their survival remain unknown.
In 2014, Dre’s music company, Beats, was sold to Apple for $ 3 billion, leading to its recognition as “the first hip-hop billionaire,” although Forbes recently cut its $ 800 million fortune.
That same year, the rapper bought a $ 40 million home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles from its previous owners, NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bandhen.
In 2001, it was reported that Dre earned a total of about $ 52 million by selling part of his stake in Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records, as well as creating the mega-hit “Family Business” by Mary J. Blige.
Dre, meanwhile, had a difficult personal life, with six children, four sons and two daughters, and five different women.
He was only 16 years old when he and his then-15-year-old girlfriend Cassandra Joy Green together gave birth to their first child, a son named Curtis. According to several reports, Dre met his son only 20 years later.
Then in 1983, Dre greeted his daughter named La Tanya Daniel Young with Lisa Johnson.
Back in the studio: Two days ago, rapper Snoop Dogg found that he is working again with the iconic producer of hip-hop on new music
Famous: Dre and wife Nicole are photographed with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West on the 50th birthday of Sean Combs on December 14, 2019 in Los Angeles
His son, Andre Young Jr., died tragically at the age of 20 in 2008 after a drug overdose was reported. He was the subject of a paternity dispute in 1990 when his mother, Jenita Porter, filed for $ 5,000 a month in alimony.
Dre also has a son named Marcel with singer Michelle, who was born in 1988.
In 2015, Dre was forced to make a public apology after many women accused him of abuse, including his ex-Michelle, 90s rapper Tyrrie B and hip-hop journalist De Barnes.
He did not address each statement individually, but said in his statement, “Twenty-five years ago, I was a young man who drank too much and over his head without having a real structure in my life.”
“However, none of this is a reason for what I did. I have been married for 19 years and work every day to be the best person for my family, looking for guidance along the way. I am doing everything I can to more never resemble this man.
He added: “I apologize to the women I injured. I deeply regret what I did and I know it has affected our lives forever.”