Dr. Dre‘s estranged wife, Nicole Young, is seeking nearly $2 million per month in spousal support as part of their divorce proceedings.
Young filed for divorce from the hip-hop mogul in July of this year after nearly two and a half decades of marriage.
According to Page Six, new court documents filed Thursday show that Young is seeking nearly $2 million per month in spousal support as part of the monumental divorce battle as well as $5 million in legal fees.
Attorneys for Young claim in California court papers that Dre should pay $1,936,399 in monthly support, and allege that Young’s having trouble paying her bills since her marriage of 24 years broke up, and Dre controls all their assets.
The court papers further allege that the rap star kicked Young out of their 43,000-square-foot Brentwood mansion, April 1, “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. F–k that!”
The papers paint Dre (aka Andre Young) as a control freak who “forced” Young to sign a pre-nup on their wedding day “under extreme duress.” The couple has been battling over the pre-nup since filing for divorce in June.
Young states she is entitled to the $2 million a month payment because she claims she “played an important role” in her husband’s career and “was integral” to naming his hit record label Aftermath.
Among their assets are their five Los Angeles homes, several luxuries cars, a private jet and numerous staff including 12 security guards, seven housekeepers and a private chef.
Dre’s initial response to the divorce filing earlier this year was that he agreed to pay Young’s spousal support but he says any distribution of property should be governed by their prenuptial agreement.
The couple got married in 1996 and are blessed with two adult children, son Truice, 23, and 19-year-old daughter Truly.
Young was formerly married to NBA player, Sedale Threatt, and is a trained lawyer.