The Dr. Dre Vs. Nicole Young Divorce Is Getting Messy, Is It Cheaper To Keep Her?

Wow, it’s getting ugly according to TMZ, between Dr. Dre and his wife of twenty four years, Nicole Young. We understand Mrs. Young’s desire to get approximately two million dollars a month in temporary support from the legendary producer. But there has been some developments in this ongoing saga that leads me to believe the gloves are off in this divorce, and what started off as a sad dissolution to a long term seemingly happy marriage is turning into war as more information is being released about Young vs. Young. The divorce between Dr. Dre and Nicole Young is anything but amicable and is now become downright hostile.

There Are Reports That She Is Preventing Him from Retrieving His Items

The two are separated with Andre Young, also known as Dr. Dre is in Brentwood and Nicole Young is in Malibu. Dr. Dre alleges she has been able to freely retrieve her items but he has been blocked from retrieving his personal items like a motorcycle and registered handgun. If this is true, then the divorce is in fact getting petty.

Dre says he has been maintaining the monthly upkeep of the Malibu residence that Mrs. Young is living in. I wonder if that is enough, because Nicole alleges he blocked her from using a credit card, is hinging assets, dodging financial depositions and basically preventing her from having access to the fortune that has been amassed while they have been married in the community property state of California.

Now there have been reports that allegedly, Nicole has cleaned out an account containing about $350,000 dollars and Dre’s team is calling it embezzlement. Supposedly she had no right to the money in an account she cleaned out. Seems like a lot of money but I suspect if he is keeping her from the money as she alleges, she could always say she needed the money to pay for her expenses. Yes that’s a lot of money but this is a billion dollar celebrity divorce.

I recently came across an online post that claimed that the estranged wife of the legendary music producer, Dr. Dre, named Nicole Young was requesting two million dollars a month in spousal support. The comments under the post were interesting to say the least. Dr. Dre whose government name is Andre Young is reportedly worth over 800 million dollars and at one point was reported to be a billionaire. I’m confused to why if you are married to a man for over two decades, have two children with him, and reside with him in a home… are not entitled to the money if you should happen to divorce him.

So that leads me to ask the question, is it unreasonable for Nicole Young to request that Dr. Dre pay her two million dollars a month in spousal support?

Well let’s examine why she may be entitled to two million a month. Mrs. Young has been married to her husband for twenty four years. That is a long time to be married to someone. When she first began a relationship with Dr. Dre he was nowhere near as wealthy as he is now.

So over time he accumulated his millions he has today, including the profits that made him the bulk of his wealth, which is his deal where he sold his headphones, “Beats by Dre” to Apple. It’s outrageous that people are of the opinion she does not deserve half of the income that by the way, was accumulated during the course of the marriage.

The Breakdown of her Support Claims

Nicole Young is a woman who is accustomed to a certain lifestyle. As a woman who is divorcing in the state of California, the law will dictate that she continue to be supported in a manner that reflects her lifestyle while she was actively married to Dr. Dre.  According to reports, Mrs. Young was spending and a half million dollars a month when she was residing with Dr. Dre so her request for two million is a drastic reduction in the amount of support she is used to.

But who are we to judge? Most of us will never see no parts of a million dollars in our entire lifetimes let alone have it deposited into our bank accounts on a monthly basis. But Nicole Young is married to a man a few million away from being a billion so we can expect that she had a lifestyle that provided her with a comfortable living for a considerable amount of time. To me it is not unreasonable to expect to continue to live as well as you have been living.  


$ 900,000 (entertainment)

$ 135,000 (new clothes)

$ 10,000 (housekeeping and laundry services)

$ 60,000 (tuition and living expenses)

$ 125,000 (charitable donations)

$ 100,000 (mortgage)

$ 20,000 (phone, cell phone, email)

That’s quite a monthly budget. But if you have already been living this way to me it is not unreasonable to expect to continue to live this way. Some of these expenses are ridiculous to a person like me who has a problem with paying an expensive cell phone bill; I just wonder what must be going on that your phone bill is twenty thousand dollars?

I’m also a bit disappointed that someone would spend almost a million dollars a month on their entertainment but only give a small portion of that amount to charity. But this is not included in the post solely for me to be judgmental, but more of to highlight how differently the privilege think than us average folks. I cannot even imagine how to spend a million a month on entertainment, but could certainly see how that money could help so many charities in the United States, but let’s move on….

They Both Are Consenting Adults

I think the main problem people have is that they do not feel that Nicole Young is entitled to a large portion of the marital wealth. Some may even feel that she is a gold digger.

I would like to make the point that at the time the couple married they both understood that this would be a high profile marriage that would be taking place in the community property state of California. Nicole had been married before to a professional athlete and she was also a lawyer by profession herself.

But Dr. Dre is a man who has the means to protect his assets and the wealth he feels only he is entitled to. In fact, Dr. Dre has alleged there is a prenuptial agreement in place. Ms. Young alleges that even though there is such an agreement, he supposedly tore it up two years into the marriage……

I think that this is the main part of the story that needs to be cleared up. Is there a prenuptial agreement in place? Does it clearly state what Nicole Young is entitled to in the event she and Dr. Dre were to divorce?

Because how dare you reside in a community property state and then not want to abide by the law when it comes to divorcing in that state?

Nicole Young was married to Dr. Dre for a long time. So to sum up my position, I do not think it is unreasonable for Nicole Young to ask for that amount, but I somewhat feel it is a ridiculous amount. But an amount Dr. Dre made her accustomed to. Why stop what you have been doing all along?

The Game Changer Is a Valid Prenuptial Agreement

Normally I would tell Dre to suck it up and realize he resides in a 50/50 state, but it has been reported there is a prenup that Mrs. Young claims Mr. Young tore up. I’m wondering if that makes a difference. Just because an agreement is torn isn’t it still valid? It would seem to me that he would give her some paperwork that showed that the agreement was now invalid, not just torn into pieces. Mrs. Young is a lawyer; I would assume she would realize that. So what’s the deal on the prenup? Is it valid or not? A prenuptial agreement is the game changer.

One thing that Nicole alleges about the prenup that she admits is in existence is that she signed the agreement under duress. If a prenuptial agreement is signed under duress, or someone is forced in any way to sign it, it becomes invalid. Mrs. Young who never hinted in twenty four years that Mr. Young laid a hand on her is now bringing up his past history with violence and I’m wondering if she is now going to share some issues she may have dealt with in her marriage. Yeah, it’s about to go there and I was hoping it wouldn’t  because it was one of those long marriages that really did appear to be happy. But nothing is at all as it appeared and I was hoping it wouldn’t because it was one of those long marriages that really did appear to be happy. But nothing is at all as it appeared.

One way Mrs. Young will possibly get the upper hand is by getting Mr. Young to appear for a financial deposition. It seems as she wants him to sit for hours being deposed concerning his finances and some legal experts are suggesting this may be a way of getting him to agree to give her the financial compensation she is asking the court for, meaning that Mr. Young will not want to risk unfavorable things coming out to the public about his character and possible misbehaviors he perpetrated while being married for over two decades.

It seems like Dr. Dre is prepared for a long war with his soon to be ex wife. Whew! Makes you wonder if it is just cheaper to keep her huh?

What are your thoughts?

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