Rapper and music producer Dr Dre has marked his divorce from wife of 24 years Nicole Young with a tongue-in-cheek balloon celebration.
The 56-year-old — who was born Andree Romelle Young — finalised his split from Young, 51, after a year of divorce proceedings which saw Dr Dre pay his estranged wife a $2.7 million lump sum.
Dr Dre’s celebrated his messy split with by posing in front of a bunch of balloons reading, “Divorced AF”.
“Well My Brother @drdre Just Told Me It’s Final,” Dr Dre’s friend, music executive Breyon Prescott, wrote in a post to Instagram.
Dr Dre and Young announced their split in June after 24 years of marriage. The couple wed in 1996 and share two children — son Truice, 24, and 20-year-old daughter Truly.
According to TMZ, the hip hop artist and his wife were locked in a year-long negotiation regarding financial spousal support, after Young requested $2 million in monthly payments.
However, an insider told the publication the new agreement was in jeopardy of “blowing up” as the documents were yet to be officially signed.
Young reportedly filed for separation in summer 2020 and accused the rapper of both physical and emotional abuse.
“I have explained in excruciating and painful detail the abuse that Andre has perpetrated against me over our more than 25-year relationship,” Young said in court documents.
Dr Dre, who also accused Nicole of “embezzling” more than US$350,000 from their joint bank account, denied the allegations in court.
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