Dr Dre’s wife Nicole Young files for divorce after more than 20 years of marriage.
Young, 50, filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Monday, June 29, according to TMZ. She and the award winning music producer, 55, tied the knot in 1996 and share two children: son Truice, 23, and daughter Truly, 19.
Before he wed Young in 1996, Dre amassed his fortunes as a founding member found fame of the rap group N.W.A. before releasing his solo debut studio album The Chronic in 1992 under Death Row Records, which he co-owned, before he founded his own label, Aftermath Entertainment, and signed Eminem and 50 Cent. He is reportedly worth over 800 million and no prenuptial was signed. Young has cited irreconcilable differences and no other reasons have surfaced as of yet. She is asking for spousal support.
The marriage has had it’s share of scandals from the very beginning. She was married to NBA player Sedale Threatt when she met the rapper in the mid-’90s. Four years later, she ended her marriage to pursue a relationship with Dre has been accused of being abusive in his prior relationships. His former fiancée Michel’le alleged he beat her during the course of their six-year relationship. A hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes claimed Dre beat her “mercilessly on the floor of the women’s restroom” in 1991, because he was upset with how he was depicted on a show.