Dr. Dre’s wife, Nicole Young, just filed documents claiming there is no prenup in their marriage, but not because she didn’t sign one before they got married. She claims that the Hip-Hop mogul actually ripped it up a few years after they tied the knot.
According to legal documents, Nicole is asking a judge to bifurcate the issues surrounding the couple’s prenup – that means to put the issue of a prenup behind them before proceeding with the divorce.
In the filing, Nicole mentions the reason she is going to court is that Dre is now claiming the couple entered into a prenup in 1996, before they got married, and he wants it followed.
But Nicole says she was coerced into signing.
I must sign a premarital agreement or he would not marry me. I was extremely reluctant, resistant and afraid to sign the agreement and felt backed into a corner. 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.Nicole Young
Nicole claimed that two years into their marriage, the original prenup had become void.
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. Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement, and that it was null and void.Nicole Young
Dr. Dre has been featured in Forbes list of world’s wealthiest Hip-Hop artists and is estimated to be worth US$800 million (approx. $1.16 billion).