Dr. Dre Ordered to Pay Nicole Young $3.5 Million a Year in Spousal Support amid Divorce
"It is a fraction of the $2 million per month Nicole and her lawyers demanded," a source familiar with the situation tells PEOPLE
Dr. Dre will be paying more than $3.5 million a year in spousal support to his ex-wife Nicole Young.
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles court ordered the music mogul, 56, to pay Nicole, 51, $293,306 each month in spousal support, cover the expenses of their Malibu and Pacific Palisades homes, along with taking care of Nicole's health insurance.
The agreement, which is consistent with the couple's prenuptial agreement, will be set in place until Nicole remarries or enters into a new domestic partnership, either of them dies or "until further order of the Court." The former couple shares son Truce, 24, and Truly, 20.
"The support order is consistent with what he has already been paying since the initial separation," a source familiar with the situation tells PEOPLE. "It is a fraction of the $2 million per month Nicole and her lawyers demanded."
The new court development comes more than a month after Dr. Dre was declared legally single several months after Nicole accused the music producer of physical and emotional abuse during their relationship, which he denied.
"Marital or domestic partnership status is terminated and the parties are restored to the status of single persons," the document read.
In March, Dr. Dre's attorney Laura Wasser filed a motion of bifurcation with the assertion that Nicole's "false allegations of domestic violence" prove that the exes' "marriage has irremediably broken down" and André "no longer desires to be married to [Nicole]."
Among Nicole's allegations was that Dre "held a gun to my head" in the early 2000s and that he "punched me in the head and face" in 1999.
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"André has verbally and emotionally decimated my personhood to the extent that I currently suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome," she said then. In her declaration, Nicole added that André denied her claims by telling the court that "at no time did I ever abuse Nicole or threaten her physical safety."
At the time, the Superior Court of California ordered the business mogul to pay Nicole $2 million on or before Jan. 11, 2021 in temporary spousal support.
Nicole filed for divorce from Dr. Dre in June 2020 after 24 years of marriage.