Dr. Dre is an American rapper, songwriter, audio engineer, and record produce. Basically, this man is a music mogul. His real name is Andre Romelle Young. He is the CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and he was previously the president of Death Row Records. He was the co-founder and co-owner of Death Row Records. He debuted with the group World Class Wreckin Cru and later joined the gangsta rap group N.W.A. Dr. Dre rose to fame through N.W.A and the use of explicit lyrics mixed with hip hop beats. Dr. Dre released his debut solo album The Chronic, released under Death Row Records marked his spot as one of America’s best-selling music artists in 1993. This album was Dre’s first and luckiest album as it also brought him a Grammy for the best solo performance for his song ” Let Me Ride”.
He left Death Row Records to start his own label called Aftermath Entertainment. He released a solo album titled 2001 in 1999. Dre has produced music for big names such as Eminem and 50 cents. Dre has acted as a music Godfather or has overseen the careers of some of the most popular rappers such as 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, D.O.C, Kendric Lamar, and the Game. The rapper has been in the headlines recently since his ex-wife Nicole Young filed for divorce in June 2020. Nicole has also accused Dr. Dre of domestic violence, and the divorce is nowhere near a smooth ride. In this article, we will be discussing the timeline and important events of Dr. Dre’s divorce.
A Lookback at Dr.Dre’s Dating History
Let us go all the way back to when Dre was sixteen; he and his then-girlfriend Cassandra Joy Green, who was fifteen at their time, had their first son named Curtis. Curtis was brought up by his mother, Green, and only first met his father after 20 years.
Dre was dating Lisa Johnson in 1983, and the pair share three daughters together. Dr. Dre went on to date Jenita Porter, with whom he had a son named Andre Young Jr. His relationship with Jenita did not last long and did not end on a good note either, as Jenita sued him and demanded $5,000 child support per month.
Dre then dated singer Michel’le from 1988 to 1996. Michel’le made appearances on many Ruthless Records and Death Row albums. Dre had a son with her in 1991 named Marcel.
After Michel’le Dre went married Nicole Young in 1996, Nicole Young is also the ex-wife of NBA player Sedale Threatt and has two kids with Dre. She filed for divorce in June of 2020 after twenty-four years of marriage with Dr. Dre.
Dr. Dre’s Divorce Timeline: What is going on?
Ever since Nicole filed for divorce in June 2020, things have only been getting messier. You would think after twenty-four years of marriage; the divorce would be on a good not but not in Dr. Dre’s case.
Nicole Young was married to Sedale Threatt for three years before she divorced him. She and Dr. Dre got married only after three months of dating in May of 1996. Nicole worked as an attorney before her marriage to Dr. Dre. Nicole filed for divorce in June 2020, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the divorce.
Nicole Young stood strong by her husband’s side when he was accused of being physically abusive towards his ex-fiance Michel’le in 2015. Michel’le, along with hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes accused Dr. Dre of which he apologized in The New York Times in August 2015. ” Twenty-five years ago, I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. I have been married for 19 years, and every day I am working towards becoming a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I am doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again. I apologize to the women I have hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
The last pubic appearance made by Nicole and Dre was in February of June 2020 at the Tom Ford Fashion Show.
Nicole Young, who herself is an attorney, is being represented by celebrity attorney Samantha Spector and is seeking spousal support of $2 Million per month.
Dr. Dre is facing new problems as a Judge ruled out his chosen divorce attorney Laura Wasser, who is Hollywood’s top divorce attorney and is currently representing Kim Kardashian.
In January, Young accused Dre of physical assault, claiming that he had her at gunpoint on two occasions in 2000 and 2001, which Dre has absolutely denied and says that she is using it as a strategy to get out of the prenup.
Outside of the courtroom, Dr. Dre had been hospitalized because of a brain aneurysm in January, but he appears to be in a lucid state as of now. Dre has been paying Nicole $293,000 per month, but she is demanding $2 Million along with an attorney fee of $5 Million.
It is a messy divorce and is not ending any time soon for the music mogul Dr. Dre.