Amid their ongoing divorce case, Dr. Dre has been ordered to pay his ex-wife Nicole Young a massive amount in spousal support. According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, a judge this week ordered Dre to pay Young nearly $300,000 per month for a yearly total of about $3.5 million, not including other expenses. The order comes as the former couple is currently negotiating an overall settlement of their divorce, meaning the current spousal support sum is temporary. However, that didn't stop those on social media from reacting in shock to the large number.
Under the conditions of the order, Dre "is ordered to pay to the [Nicole] spousal support in the sum of $293,306.00 per month, payable on the first of each month, commencing August 1, 2021." Dre will be required to continue to make the monthly payments until Young "remarries or enters into a new domestic partnership, death of either party." In addition to the spousal support, Dre has also been ordered to cover Young's health insurance. All other insurance for Young will be paid out of her pocket. The judge also ordered Dre to "continue paying the expenses for the Malibu and Pacific Palisades homes."
The order marks the latest development in the former couple's ongoing divorce. Dre and Young married on May 25, 1996, and have two adult children together, son Truice and daughter Truly. After 24 years of marriage, Young filed for divorce in late June 2020, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split. When news of the divorce broke, it was also reported that Young was seeking spousal support from Dre, who is worth around $800 million.
Dr. Dre when he see his lawyer outside : pic.twitter.com/2H53ForCU3— J. da 🧃🏁 (@Justaveli) July 22, 2021
"Dre will pay a total of $3,519,672 per year," one person quoted the article, going on to point out, "It's .35% of his net worth a year. Not 35… Not 3.5… .35."prevnext
Dr. Dre's lawyer trying to explain why he's paying 3 million a year rn. pic.twitter.com/RDEhOmUhRR— monarch (@Quotemeorelse) July 22, 2021
"Yesss Nicole, girl!!!" one person applauded the judge's spousal support order and Young's victory in court. "Live that single life sis!"prevnext
Dr. Dre gotta pay 3 million a year to someone he despises. pic.twitter.com/DxPPoXqT02— Ahmed🇸🇴 (@big_business_) July 22, 2021
"What's $3-5 million a year to a billionaire though?" another person asked. "Dr. Dre probably thought he got a good deal!"prevnext
Instagram models in LA watching dr dre ex wife get 300k a month in spousal support pic.twitter.com/jsh0Fm0xxV— jw (@iam_johnw2) July 22, 2021
"She originally wanted I think 2 mill a month plus 5 mill in lawyer fees. This barely a dent in his annual income. He happy w outcome for sure," tweeted somebody else.prevnext
Dr Dre running from that 300K spousal support a month pic.twitter.com/j782zjCuJT— A Real $moove Production (@Jayl0n1k) July 22, 2021
"He can't even send that s– in pennies because there is a coin shortage," another person joked. “D–."prevnext
It’s what she deserves! pic.twitter.com/mXGVhU97m4— L E X (@iamlexstylz) July 22, 2021
"She will never remarry or die. What an incentive to live forever," commented one person.prevnext
Dr. Dre’s wife telling every man she meets she’s not interested so she can keep her $300k a month spousal support checks coming… pic.twitter.com/EIrVMyju8w— teatime75 (@teatime75) July 22, 2021