Dr. Dre has been ordered to pay seven figures in legal fees to his estranged wife, Nicole Young, as their bitter divorce case continues to play out in Los Angeles, according to a ruling.
In the order, the judge in the divorce case ruled this week that the rapper & Beats mogul should pay Nicole another $1.55 million in legal fees & costs — after already forking over $2 million.
The judge estimated that Nicole’s reasonable legal fees in the case so far should total $3 million, plus costs. Dre will now have to pay $1 million towards the balance of her fees, plus another $550,000 in costs associated with the case. The payment would be for fees & costs through July 2, 2021. But it is unclear what the eventual tab will be moving forward in the case.
Young & her lawyers had previously said fees in the case were close to $4 million. The court papers reflect that Young’s legal tab can cost up to $1,100 per hour.
The judge further ruled, as had been previously ordered, that Dre should pay Nicole $293,306 in monthly temporary spousal support & that Dre must also pay for household costs including security, insurance, gardening, taxes, repairs & maintenance, retroactive to Sept. 1, 2020.
That comes to $3,812,987 over the past year, the judge estimated in the ruling, adding that the previously paid living expenses that Dre had turned over already may not have included all the costs for the home. The ruling also said that the parties must confer on any added expenses Dre owes Nicole on the household costs by next month.
Page Six previously reported that Dre was ordered to pay the $293,306 per month in spousal support until Young remarries or enters into a domestic partnership — or unless the court orders otherwise at a later date.
Young, 51, first filed to divorce Dre, 56, in 2020. The couple was married for 24 years & has adult children. The estranged pair have been arguing in court over a prenup.
Dre’s reported net worth is around $800 million. The new court papers say that he has assets of $243 million.
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Source: Page Six