Dr. Dre and Nicole Young's impending divorce moves full steam ahead after a judge reportedly ordered the 56-year-old producer to pay for his estranged wife's legal fees.
On Tuesday (April 27), a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge reportedly ordered Dre to pay $500,000 in attorney fees to Nicole's legal team. According to the Daily Mail on Wednesday (April 28), who appears to have obtained the court documents, the legendary producer must cough up the cash by May 7.
The outlet notes that the $500,000 payment is only 10 percent of the $5 million settlement Nicole is looking to obtain from the hip-hop mogul for her attorney fees. Back in January, shortly after Dr. Dre suffered a brain aneurysm, he agreed to temporarily pay his soon-to-be ex-wife $2 million in monthly spousal under the condition that Nicole covered her $5 million in legal costs.
Nicole is apparently requesting $2 million in spousal support on top of the $5 million she's seeking to cover her legal fees. Prior to Dre agreeing to the $2 million per month, he had been giving Nicole $293,306 each month. However, the debate over spousal support won't commence until their next hearing on July 8.
The latest news of their divorce proceedings comes after Dre and Nicole reportedly filed court documents agreeing to legally end their marriage on April 15. While the pair are practically single, they are still going through a divorce, which has yet to be finalized.