Dr. Dre Agrees To Pay Estranged Wife $2 Million In Temporary Support
By Peyton Blakemore
January 7, 2021
Dr. Dre has agreed to pay his estranged wife Nicole Young $2 million in temporary spousal support amidst their ongoing divorce battle.
According to TMZ, the music mogul, who was hospitalized this week after suffering a brain aneurysm, will write a one-time check of $2 million instead of the $2 million per month that Nicole initially requested. Dre, however, shot down Nicole's request of an additional $5 million to cover her divorce attorneys' fees.
Sources told the outlet that Dre will continue to "cover Nicole's living expenses at her Malibu pad, as well as her mother's Pacific Palisades home for the next several months." However, he will not cover Nicole's security costs.
While the deal was made in court by Dre and Nicole's lawyers, an insider told TMZ Dre signed the agreement from his hospital bed at Cedars Sinai Hospital.
The 55-year-old music mogul suffered a brain aneurysm on Monday (January 4) and was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was taken directly to ICU, as TMZ previously reported. Sources told the outlet on Tuesday that Dre was stable and lucid, however, doctors were still doing tests to identify what caused the aneurysm. He later shared a message to his fans on Instagram, updating them on his condition.
"Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes," Dre captioned a black-and-white photo of himself in a music studio. "I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"
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