Dr. Dre and his wife are in the middle of a high-stakes divorce.
After announcing their separation in June, the couple is at odds over the prenuptial agreement. In legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Nicole Young claims that she unwillingly signed a prenup in 1996.
Nicole says the hip-hop mogul is now worth $1 billion and felt pressured to sign the prenup. “I was extremely reluctant, resistant and afraid to sign the agreement and felt backed into a corner,” she said. “Given the extraordinary pressure and intimidation by Andre, I was left with no option but to hire a lawyer (of course, with the help of Andre’s team of professionals) and unwillingly signed the agreement very shortly before our marriage.”
Two years into the marriage, Dre allegedly destroyed the prenup and claimed it null. “Andre acknowledged to me that he felt ashamed he had pressured me into signing a premarital agreement and he tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of me,” she added. “Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement, and that it was null and void.”
However, sources close to Dre tell a different story, claiming he never tore up the prenup or said it was invalid. Sources also say Nicole had her own lawyer and was in no way pressured into signing the papers.
Dre has agreed to pay spousal support and all Nicole’s expenses, but she is seeking more, claiming he amassed most of his fortune during their marriage.
The couple split after 24 years of marriage. They share two children, a son named Truice, 23, and a daughter named Truly, 19. Nicole is asking the judge to separate the divorce from the prenup issue.