Dr. Dre ordered to pay ex-wife Nicole Young $300k monthly in spousal support

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A judge has ruled that Dr. Dre must pay his ex-wife, Nicole Young, roughly $300,000 a month in spousal support.  The two had been married for 24 years before Young filed for divorce in 2020, citing irreconcilable differences. 

According to Entertainment Tonight, Young will receive over $3.5 million a year from Dre, born Andre Romelle Young.  The court ruled that the support will be paid “in a like manner until the party receiving support remarries or enters into a new domestic partnership, death of either party or until further order of the court.”

The seven-time Grammy winner is also responsible for paying expenses for their two homes, located in Pacific Palisades and Malibu.

Young’s representative, Melissa Nathan, was pleased with the outcome and told the outlet, “The support order is consistent with what he has already been paying since the initial separation and is a fraction of what Nicole and her lawyers demanded.”

Still, both reportedly remain locked in a battle over their prenuptial agreement, with Dre claiming it’s legally binding and should be upheld, while Young says the document is invalid. A judge will rule later on the prenup, which will determine how the former couple will divide the property they own.

The spousal support ruling comes on the heels of a Los Angeles County judge declaring that the “I Need a Doctor” rapper is legally single after he requested for a change in his marital status in March, insisting that his relationship with his estranged wife cannot be repaired.

“Marital or domestic partnership status is terminated and the parties are restored to the status of single persons,” the judge declared at the time.

Dre, 56, and Young, 51, wed in 1996. They share two children: Truice, 24, and 20-year-old Truly.  

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