LOS ANGELES — Dr. Dre will be paying his former straight out of his pocket to the tune of $3.5 million annually.
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A Los Angeles court on Tuesday ordered the rapper-turned-mogul to pay Young, 51, $293,306 monthly in spousal support, People reported. The payment covers the expenses of the couple’s California homes in Malibu and Pacific Palisades and Young’s health insurance, according to the website.
The first payment is due Aug. 1, according to MarketWatch.
The agreement will remain in place until Young remarries or enters into a new domestic partnership, according to court documents. The agreement will be voided if either Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, or Nicole Young die, or if there is a “further order of the court.”
The couple shares two children: Truce Young, 24, and Truly Young, 20, People reported.
Nicole Young filed to end the couple’s 24-year marriage in June 2020, the Los Angeles Times reported. The filing came a month after Dr. Dre was declared legally single, People reported. That ruling came several months after Nicole Young accused the music producer of physical and emotional abuse during their relationship, the Times reported. Dr. Dre has denied those allegations, according to the newspaper.
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In March 2021, Dr. Dre’s attorney, Laura Wasser, filed a motion of bifurcation, asserting that Nicole Young’s “false allegations of domestic violence” prove that the couple’s “marriage has irremediably broken down,” People reported.
Dr. Dre reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm in January 2021.
As a musician, Dr. Dre has won seven Grammy Awards, including best R&B album honors in 2019 for “Ventura.” In 2009, he won a pair of Grammys: best rap album for “Relapse,” and best rap performance by a duo or group for “Crack A Bottle.”
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In 2000, Dr. Dre won best rap performance by a duo of group for “Forgot About One,” and best rap album for “The Marshall Mathers LP.” He also took producer of the year honors in the nonclassical category.
He also won best rap solo performance in 1993 for “Let Me Ride.”
Dr. Dre has had 26 Grammy nominations during his career.
Dr. Dre’s other hits include “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” and “Forgot About Dre,” Variety reported.
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