A Los Angeles judge has ordered Dr. Dre to fork over an additional $1.5 million in legal fees to his ex-wife, Nicole Young, in their ongoing divorce battle.
The judge estimated that Nicole’s reasonable legal fees in the case through July 2 should total $3 million, plus costs, according to documents obtained by the New York Post. Those additional charges include $1 million toward the balance of her fees, and another $550,000 in costs associated with the case.
Young and her lawyers had previously claimed fees in the case were close to $4 million. The court papers reflect that Young is being represented by celebrity attorney Samantha Spector, whose legal tab can cost up to $1,100 per hour.
Dre, born Andre Romelle Young, had been previously ordered to pay Nicole $293,306 in monthly temporary spousal support, as well as household security, insurance, gardening, taxes, repairs and maintenance costs, retroactive to September 1, 2020. That comes to a grand total of $3,812,987 over the past year, the judge estimated in the ruling.
The seven-time Grammy winner and Beats mogul was ordered to pay Young roughly $300,000 a month in spousal support in July.
Dre, 56, and Young, 51, wed in 1996. They share two children: Truice, 24, and 20-year-old Truly.
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