Dr. Dre and Nicole Young’s impending divorce is going full steam ahead after a judge ordered the 56-year-old producer to pay his ex-wife’s legal fees.
On Tuesday April 27, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge reportedly ordered Dre to pay $ 500,000 in attorney fees to Nicole’s legal team. According to Daily mail Wednesday (April 28), which appears to have obtained the court documents, the legendary producer is due to cough up the money by May 7.
The outlet notes that the $ 500,000 payment is just 10% of the $ 5 million settlement Nicole is seeking from the hip-hop mogul for her attorney fees. Back in January, shortly after Dr. Dre suffered from a brain aneurysm, he accepted temporarily pay his future ex-wife $ 2 million per month as a spouse on the condition that Nicole cover her $ 5 million in legal costs.
Nicole is apparently asking for $ 2 million in spousal support on top of the $ 5 million she is seeking to cover her legal fees. Before Dre accepted the $ 2 million per month, he had given Nicole $ 293,306 per month. However, the spousal support debate will not begin until their next hearing on July 8.
The latest news from their divorce proceedings comes after Dre and Nicole reportedly filed court documents agreeing to legally end their marriage April 15. While the couple are virtually single, they are still going through a divorce, which has yet to be finalized.
The divorce of Dr Dre and Nicole left tensions between the former couple. Nicole accused the veteran producer of put a gun to his head twice during their marriage and punched her in the head twice. She also alleged that the Compton native emptied his bank accounts and accused the rapper-producer of repeated infidelity.
Nicole Young filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the separation, in June 2020. The couple had been married for 24 years before the news of their separation. The rapper, born Andre Romelle Young, and Nicole Young share a daughter named Truly and a son named Truice.
XXL contacted the Los Angeles County Superior Court as well as the legal teams of Dr Dre and Nicole Young for comment.
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