His fans are everywhere. People love his music, his headphones and his image here in Bethesda, across the U.S. and around the world. He’s Andre Romelle Young, better known as media mogul Dr. Dre.
One of the founding members of the seminal hip hop group N.W.A., Dre helped transform hard stories of life in hometown Compton into top-selling, explicit social commentary that created an entirely new category of music called gangsta rap.
With the success of his music and popular Beats headphones, Dre’s wealth is estimated at more than $800 million.
Slowing the process
A little more than a year ago, Nicole Young filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” in their 24-year marriage. The legal process has been slowed by a contentious dispute over the division of property.
According to legal documents filed in the divorce, Dre has been ordered to pay her $293,306 per month, which adds up to slightly more than $3.5 million per year.
The couple has two adult children.
A romantic gesture?
At the center of their dispute is a prenuptial agreement they signed in 1996 before they married. She alleges that Dre made a romantic gesture one night by tearing the document up. She claims that act rendered the prenuptial agreement null and void.
He claims that the “ironclad prenup” is enforceable.
No one yet knows how the disagreement will be resolved in negotiations or by the court, but we do know that properly constructed prenuptial agreements protect property, investments and business interests that were held prior to the marriage.
A knowledgeable, experienced family law attorney helps you secure your rights at every step of the divorce process.