Dr. Dre: Wife’s spousal support request ‘the wrath of an angry person’
In legal documents, Dre reportedly claimed that he is already paying for the lifestyle of his estranged wife, Nicole
Dr. Dre has made it clear that he does not want to pay his estranged wife more than $2M in spousal support and characterized her demands as opportunistic and rooted in anger.
Dr. Dre, born Andre Romelle Young, has now formally responded to the request of his estranged wife, Nicole Young. According to court documents viewed by TMZ, the producer stated that he is already financing Nicole’s lifestyle, which includes her continued residence in his $25 million Malibu mansion.
The legal documents reportedly also say that security brings Nicole meals prepared by a cook three to five times a week. Additionally, Dre covers her living expenses, including her American Express Centurion card bills which range from $150K a month to $350K per month.
Dre insisted that apart from “unauthorized charges for [Nicole’s] attorney’s fees,” who are reportedly asking for $5M, his soon to be former spouse’s financial needs have been met. He also claims to have offered to pay her attorneys $350K through the end of the year, though he accused Nicole of taking nearly $400K from his record label. Despite the allegation, he says he was still willing to handle the legal fees.
The producer further claimed in the legal docs that Nicole’s actions seem motivated by “the wrath of an angry person being exacerbated by opportunistic lawyers.”
As theGrio reported, Dre and Nicole, 50, have been engaged in a contentious split ever since she filed for divorce in June citing irreconcilable differences after 24 years of marriage. The two were married on May 25, 1996, and share two adult children, Truice and Truly.
Nicole has since accused the hip hop mogul, 55, of emotional and physical abuse. Young, a lawyer herself, is seeking spousal support from her soon to be ex-husband. Sources say that there was no prenup signed and that could pose a big problem for Dre whom Forbes estimates to be worth $800M and the third richest man in the rap game.
In her court filing, she labeled the prenuptial document she signed before their wedding a “gun-to-the-head” agreement. She claims Dre later tore it up.
Earlier this year, Nicole alleged Dre threatened her while he was drunk on April Fool’s Day.
“Do not spend one more cent … period. You can’t be mean and disrespectful and spend my hard-earned money. F*** that!!! Yes, that’s a threat … I’m putting the beach house up for sale next week,” Dr. Dre allegedly told Young, according to TMZ.
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