Nicole Young bio, career, relationship, and net worth

Who is Nicole Young?

Nicole Young is an American lawyer and entrepreneur best known for her high-profile divorce from music mogul Dr. Dre in 2021. She also co-founded the charitable organization, The Nicole Young Charitable Foundation, which aims to support underprivileged children and families in need.

Nicole Young bio, relationships, career and net worth
Nicole Young Biography

Nicole Young quick facts

Full nameNicole Young
Maiden nameNicole Kendra Plotzker
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1970
Age53 years old
Sun signCapricorn
BirthplaceCalifornia, USA
Current residenceBrentwood, California, USA
ParentsLynda Deanna,
Kenneth Plotzker
SiblingsDerek Akers
Marital statusMarried
ChildrenTruice Young
Truly Young
EducationDegree in Law – University (unknown)
ProfessionSocialite, showbiz personality, and former lawyer
Net worthUSD 13 million
Social mediaInstagram
Height5 feet 8 inches
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown


Nicole Young was born on January 1, 1970, to Lynda Deanna and Kenneth Plotzker. Her maiden name is Nicole Kendra Plotzker. She was born in California, USA. Her birth date is January 1, marking the zodiac sign of Capricorn.

Capricorn women are hustlers, meaning they thirst to succeed in careers or families.

Based on her education, it seems Nicole wanted to be a lawyer. The 5-foot-8-foot beauty is very loving and protective towards her family. She was a good wife who supported Dr. Dre in his projects and helped manage them when she had the time.

Nicole Young relationships

Nicole Young was married in 1992 to now-retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player Sedale Threatt. Sedale got his fame after joining the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.

She and Sedale had many ups and downs during their marriage, and it is heard that there were lots of fights and misunderstandings.

Nicole met Dr. Dre, destined to be her husband, when she was with Sedale.

Dr. Dre instantly had a crush on her and wanted to make her his wife– even though she was married to someone else. He also sent her a letter, which later got public.

Dr Dre letter to Nicole Young

After this, Nicole and Sedale ended their three-year-long marriage.

Seeing the opportunity, Dr. Dre made his move and wooed her. Nicole and Dr. Dre dated for four months before getting married in 1996.

The whereabouts of the wedding location and its cost are unknown, but you can imagine it was as luxurious as a wedding can be.

Dr. Dre and Nicole Young wedding

Dr. Dre is seven years older than her and had multiple partners before her. But his love for Nicole was one for the ages.

He called her ‘Lucky Lady’ because he had rapid growth in his career after getting married to Nicole.  He left Death Row Records in 1996 and established his label named Aftermath Entertainment.

Dr. Dre produced his solo album titled ‘Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath. He won six Grammy awards and ranked third on the Forbes list of ‘Five Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists’ with a net worth of $740 million.

It is true when they say, ‘Behind every successful woman, there is a hand of a woman.’

Now, he is not just a hip-hop legend endorsing hip-hop talents but also a businessman with his line of headphones called ‘Beats by Dr. Dre, ‘ which is now acquired by Apple, Inc. He also has a music streaming channel.

Nicole and Dr. Dre had a happy relationship and went strong for two decades until June 2020.

Dr. Dre and Nicole Young divorce

After being married for 26 years, Nicole Young announced that she was divorcing Dr. Dre due to irreconcilable differences in June 2020.

She has also detailed several instances of alleged abuse from her soon-to-be ex-husband. 

She has said that Dre held a gun to her head twice in 2000 and 2001. 

In September 2020, reports say Nicole asked for USD 2 million per month as spousal support. However, the judge ruled in favor of Dr. Dre.

In July 2021, it was revealed that the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge had ordered Dre to pay his ex-wife USD 293,306 monthly starting from August 2021. 

He needs to pay her until she enters into a new domestic partnership.

Nicole Young Children

Dr. Dre with wife, Nicole and their children, Truice, Tyler, and Truly Young
Nicole with her husband and children

Nicole did not have any children from her first marriage with Sedale Threatt; however, she has three children with Dr. Dre: two sons, namely Truice Young and Tyler Young, and a daughter named Truly Young.

All of the children are active on social media, especially Instagram. They live a glamorous life and go on luxurious vacations time and again.

Nicole Young career

Nicole studied Law in college, and it is believed that she even practiced attorney work. But after marrying the NBA star, she stopped pursuing her career. After marrying Dr. Dre, she is mostly a housewife and a socialite in Los Angeles and attends high-end parties and gatherings.

Nicole Young got famous after Dr. Dre came into her life and his love letter went viral, Nicole got maximum media attention. Everyone was interested to know where this love story would go.

Nicole opted to stay away from the media and the limelight even after being married to one of the biggest rappers with the maximum media publicity.

She believed in keeping her life private.


Nicole Young has been a subject of a major controversy revolving around her divorce from her husband of 26 years, Dr. Dre.

The couple split because of irreconcilable differences. Nicole sought $2 million a month in spousal support. Instead, the judge ordered Dre to pay $293,306 per month from August 2021 till she gets into another domestic partnership.

Nicole has also accused him of hiding assets, including trademarks for his stage name and “The Chronic” album. However, this accusation was false because they were married in 1996, the Chronic album was released in 1992, and Dr. Dre used his name since the 80s.

The divorce took an ugly turn after Dr. Dre accused Nicole of stealing $350,000 from him.

According to him, Nicole stole money from a bank account he set up for his Recording One studio in Sherman Oaks, California. She has been imprisoned for stealing money from the company’s bank account for her personal use.

Dr. Dre controversy

There were rumors about Dr. Dre having an affair with a model named Kili Anderson.  The rumor of divorce was sparked due to this incident. Nicole and Dr. Dre had been married for two decades.

Dr. Dre ignored this accusation and made the gossip tabloids and sites take down the images.

Nicole didn’t pay attention to this controversy.

After a while, Dr. Dre’s ex-wife, Michelle Toussaint, made allegations in her biography stating that Dr. Dre was brutal, abusive, and threatening towards her.

Nicole did not comment on this controversy either.

Nicole and Dr. Dre used to live in Brentwood, California, in a mansion worth $50 million. It is believed that she has a taste for luxury as well.

They also owned an estate worth USD 15.5 million on Los Angeles’s famous sunset strip.  Apart from these, they also owned several other properties in the United States.

She and Dr. Dre and their children went on luxurious vacations in Hawaii and the Bahamas.

Nicole Young net worth

Nicole practiced attorney work before she married NBA star, Sedale. After that, she was a homemaker and a socialite.

According to WikiBioWorth, Nicole’s net worth is estimated to be around $13 million; however, it is subject to increase after she receives the divorce settlement from Dr. Dre. 

The court has ordered Dr. Dre to pay her a sum of $293,306 per month from August 2021 until she finds a new spouse. However, Dr. Dre sued Nicole Young for stealing $350,000 from him. 

Let’s see whose favor the court falls on.

However, her ex-husband, Dr. Dre, has a net worth of $820 million (as of 2021) and is among the wealthiest rappers. He has acquired wealth from his music career, music Label Company, and other ventures.

Social media

Nicole Young created her id on Instagram. However, she doesn’t seem to be active.


Is Nicole Young white?

No, Nicole Young is not white. Instead, she is an Afro-American woman whose parents were from Africa.

Where does Nicole Young live?

Current information on where Nicole Young lives is unavailable. However, before the divorce, Nicole used to live with Dr. Dre in Brentwood, California.

How old is Nicole Young?

Born in 1970, Nicole Young is currently 53 years old.

Why are Dr. Dre and Nicole Young getting a divorce?

Dr. Dre and Nicole are getting a divorce due to irreconcilable differences. Nicole has also accused Dr. Dre of emotional and physical abuse.

What does Nicole Young do for a living?

Nicole Young used to practice attorney work before she married Sedale. Currently, she is a homemaker, a socialite, and a showbiz personality.

How long was Dre married to Nicole Young?

Dr. Dre and Nicole Young were married for 26 years before they announced their divorce.

What did Dr. Dre do to his wife?

According to his wife, Dr. Dre abused her emotionally and physically. However, Dr. Dre denies this statement. He has also sued her for stealing USD 350,000 from his company. 

How much did Dr. Dre’s ex-wife get in the divorce?

Dr. Dre’s ex-wife receives USD 293,306 per month as a divorce settlement.

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