- A judge has ordered Dr. Dre to pay his wife an absurd amount of money as divorce proceedings unfold
- The ‘Spousal Support’ is temporary until a final decision is made while the divorce proceedings unfold but it’s a truly insane amount of monthly money
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I’m not a guy who typically pays attention to celebrity divorces. Or really pays much attention to celebrities at all. But this is Dr. Dre! When I see his name trending I click to see what’s going on because I was pretty much raised by the good doctor’s music as a child of the 90s.
What I found out by clicking on the Dr. Dre trend on Twitter is (1) Dr. Dre (real name Andre Romelle Young) is getting divorced and (2) his wife is getting PAID. A judge has ordered Dr. Dre to begin paying his money more money every single month than the average American household makes in five years.
The Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has ordered Dr. Dre to start paying his ex-wife Nicole Young $293,306 every single month beginning on August 1st. That’s a grand sum of $3,519,672 per year.
As a point of comparison, the average American household earns $68,703 per year and the median American household income is $55,660. To put that in context, the average American household (not just a single person) would need to work for nearly 5 years to make the same amount of money that Dr. Dre’s wife is now getting paid each and every month until a final determination is made.
The report from RadarOnline states the separating couple is “still fighting over their prenup” even though divorce was filed in June 2020. So it has been a full year of ongoing legal battles. The Los Angeles judge also ordered Dr. Dre to continue paying for Nicole Young’s health insurance.
Did I mention that Dr. Dre’s estimated net worth is $820 MILLION??? Naturally, Twitter has reacted to this news with a ton of memes as Twitter is known to do.
Dr. Dre's yearly income is 35 million without spikes for business deals… the 3 million he pays to the mother of his children isn't the burden the think pieces tomorrow will indicate. Context is always important.
— G.Equity (@7thletterja) July 22, 2021
Dr. Dre has to pay his ex-wife $300K/month (or $3M/year) in SPOUSAL support (NOT child support) until she remarries or dies. 😅https://t.co/aYMwzZuaHi
— Simone B. (@simonembanna) July 22, 2021
Dr. Dre when he see his lawyer outside : pic.twitter.com/2H53ForCU3
— J. da 🧃🏁 (@Justaveli) July 22, 2021
Dr. Dre gotta pay 3 million a year to someone he despises. pic.twitter.com/DxPPoXqT02
— Ahmed🇸🇴 (@big_business_) July 22, 2021
Dr. Dre’s divorce settlement got dudes working at Safeway talking about “see this is why marriage is a scam. Why ever get married?”. Like you make $350 a week before taxes, this is never going to be a problem you have
— GL (@ProbNotThatGuy) July 22, 2021
Dr Dre's ex-wife just scored a major dorime. A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has ordered Dre to pay $300k per month to Nicole Young as spousal support until she remarries, enters into a new domestic partnership or until death. He is also going to keep paying Health insurance.
— Afamefuna Ezenwankwọ (@AfamDeluxo) July 22, 2021
Dr Dre running from that 300K spousal support a month pic.twitter.com/j782zjCuJT
— A Real $moove Production (@Jayl0n1k) July 22, 2021
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
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
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
I guess I should mention that I’m happy for the couple that they’re both exiting a dysfunctional relationship AND happy for Nicole Young getting paid that much. I wouldn’t say I’m “jealous” because I’m not trying to imagine a world where I divorce a celeb and get paid a bunch every month. But she deserves that money for being his partner throughout his career.
As for the memes about the divorce and how much she’s getting paid every single month until she remarries, I bet we’ll see those for years to come.