Nicole Young bio, career, relationship, and net worth

Who is Nicole Young?

Nicole Young is an American Lawyer who is now a socialite and a showbiz personality.  She is best known as the leading lady of Dr. Dre’s life. Why, may you ask?

Nicole, now 50 years old, is the soon-to-be ex-wife of rapper and music producer Andre Romelle Young, also known as Dr. Dre.

Dr. Dre is a legend in the hip-hop music community and is responsible for bringing legendary hip-hop artists of today like Eminem, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dog.

Nicole Young and Dr. Dre
Nicole Young and Dr. Dre

Nicole Young quick facts

Full nameNicole Young (originally Nicole Kendra Plotzker)
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1970
Birthplace USA
Age53 years old
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Marital statusMarried
SpouseAndre Romelle Young, a.k.a Dr.Dre (1996-2021)


Sedale Threatt (1992-1995)

ChildrenTruice Young (1997) and Truly Young (2001)
StepchildrenCurtis Young, La Tanya Danielle Young, Marcel Young

Andre Young (died 2008)

EducationDegree in Law – University (unknown)
Current residentBrentwood, California, United States
CareerSocialite, showbiz personality, and former lawyer
Net worthUSD 13 million
Social mediaNone

Nicole Young interesting facts

1. Nicole Young is of mixed ethnicity

Nicole Young was born in 1970 as Nicole Kendra Plotzker. She was born in the United States. She has American citizenship; however, her parents are from Africa, making her African-American.

2. She was married before she was with Dr. Dre

Nicole was previously married to NBA player Sedale Threatt. However, her marriage with Sedale was messy. She met Dre while she met with Sedale.

Dr. Dre wrote her a letter, which later got public. After that, she and Sedale divorced.

Nicole married Dr. Dre after dating for four months.

3. Dr. Dre and Nicole Young share three children

Nicole does not have any children with Sedale Threatt. However, she shares three children: two sons and a daughter with Dr. Dre.

Their firstborn was a son named Truice Young, followed by Tyler Young. The youngest is a daughter named Truly Young.

4. She has practiced attorney work

Nicole studied law during her college years, and it is believed that she had practiced attorney work. 

She left her job after marrying NBA star Sedale Threatt.

5. Nicole Young filed for divorce in July 2020

After 26 years of being married, Nicole filed for divorce against Dr. Dre stating irreconcilable differences. 

She has also accused Dr. Dre of physical and emotional abuse.

Early life and education

Nicole Young was born as Nicole Kendra Plotzker on January 1, 1970, in the United States. She is a brunette beauty who has American citizenship and is of mixed ethnicity.

The whereabouts of where she did her schooling or which university she attended is not known.

But, Nicole is a very educated woman with a degree in Law.

Nicole Young personality traits

The 5-foot-8-feet 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.

Her birth date is January 1, marking the zodiac sign of Capricorn.

Capricorn women are hustlers, meaning they have a thirst to succeed—be it in career or family. It is no wonder she is so good at managing her husband’s significant projects and maintaining a happy environment for her family amidst the public’s curiosity and interference.

Along with being a good wife, she is also a perfect mother who shares the love for her own and the step-children.

As a Capricorn woman, Nicole loves making her own rules and is well planned in her long-term goals. She is also practical, enduring, and self-disciplined.

Maybe this is why; she succeeded in maintaining a very private life even while being the wife of such a famous rapper.

Nicole Young relationships

Nicole Young was first 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, who was 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 who is 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.

All in all, Nicole and Dr. Dre had a happy relationship and were going strong for two decades till June 2020.

Dr. Dre and Nicole Young divorce

After being married for 26 years, Nicole Young announced that she is 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 have it that Nicole asked for $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 $293,306 per month starting from August 2021 to his ex-wife. 

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

Nicole Young Children

Nicole did not have any children from her first marriage with Sedale Threatt.

Nicole has three children with Dr. Dre: two sons, namely Truice Young, born in 1997, Tyler Young (date unknown), and a daughter named Truly Young, born in 2001.

Nicole Young with husband and kids
Nicole Young with husband and kids

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 also has four step-children from Dr. Dre’s previous affairs with Michelle Toussaint and other affairs.

Their names are Curtis Young, La Tanya Danielle Young, Marcel Young, and Andre Young. Sadly, Andre died in 2008 due to a drug overdose.

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 spends time attending high-end parties and gatherings.

Her road to fame

Nicole Young first got her taste of fame when she married her first husband, Sedale Threatt. 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.


Currently, 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 turned out to be false because they were married in 1996, the Chronic album was released in 1992, and Dr. Dre was using 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 that he set up for his Recording One studio situated in Sherman Oaks, California. She has been put on trial 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 give 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, at a mansion worth $50 million. It is believed that she has a taste for luxury as well.

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

She and Dr. Dre, along with 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 subjected 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 has also 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 also one of the wealthiest rappers. He has acquired all his wealth from his music career, music Label Company, and other ventures.

Read more: Reba McEntire’s net worth.

Social media presence

Nicole Young is not available on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

However, her husband is active on all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can get a sneak peek into their lives and the whereabouts of Nicole.

You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under his name, where he posts photos of his work and family.

You can also see the whereabouts of her through her children’s Instagram: @trulyyoung @truiceyoung and @_tyleryoung_

Nicole Young now

Nicole Young is not practicing law. However, she still enjoys people’s company and keeps on attending various gatherings.

It has been noted that she went to see the Hamiltons for their 22nd anniversary with Dr. Dre in 2018.

She is currently busy settling her divorce settlements with her ex-husband, Dr. Dre. 


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