Dr Dre’s Children and Wife

Dr. Dre’s wife was Nicole Young, an American legal practitioner whom he married from 1996 to 2021. He has nine children, including Curtis, LaTanya, Tyra, LaToya, Ashley, Andre Jr., Marcel, Truice, and Truly, with six different women.

Dr. Dre is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur, who is also the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He previously co-founded Death Row Records, and has a net worth of $500 million

He was married to Nicole Young for nearly 24 years before they divorced in 2021 with a $100 million settlement.

Net Worth:
$500 Million
Salary:$35 million
Income Sources:Music and Film Production. Acting, His Record Label named Aftermath Entertainment, and Sale of his
Headphone Speaker Company, Beats Electronics
Age/Date of Birth:
59 years old (February 18, 1965)

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Who Exactly is Dr. Dre?

Among famous multifaceted personalities, Romelle Young best known as Dr. Dre reigns supreme. An award-winning rapper, songwriter, record producer, audio engineer, entrepreneur, and actor put together, Dre is a real embodiment of talents.

As an entrepreneur, he founded Aftermath Entertainment and in his capacity as an audio engineer, Dr. Dre is the Chief Executive Officer of Beats Electronics. In the aspect of record production, Dre has helped introduce and establish several top hip-hop artists, including 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, The Game, and so on.

He has also produced albums for A-listers such as 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, and Knoc-turn’al, among many others.

With such a tremendously successful career, you’d certainly love to know what Dr Dre’s personal life is like. Get to learn everything about his relationships and family, including his community of kids and how they all came about. We’ll also feed you with interesting facts about the rapper’s numerous legal woes among other things.

How Many Children Does Dr Dre Have and Who Are their Mothers?

Dr Dre is one man who is never steady with women. This Casanova lifestyle eventually led to him fathering nine children from six women and marrying only one of those women. Dre’s nine children comprise of four sons and five daughters. Let’s have a look at who they are one after the other.

Curtis Young is the First Among Dr. Dre’s Children

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Curtis Young is Dr Dre’s first child and son. Dre had Curtis back in 1981 with his teenage girlfriend, Cassandra Joy Greene. While Dre was 16, Cassandra was 15 when they welcomed their son, Curtis, precisely on December 15. Curtis’ mum, however, kept him from knowing who his dad is until he turned twelve. He would later meet him in person after turning 20.

Curtis has taken his father’s career path by also becoming a rapper. He is professionally known as Hood Surgeon. Just like his dad, he has founded his own record label called So Hood Records. Curtis Young is married to Vannessa Young.

La Tanya Danielle Young

La Tanya is Dr Dre’s second child and first daughter. He had her in January 1983 with his then-sweetheart, Lisa Johnson. Meanwhile, Lisa, who has turned lesbian, claims that Dre is also the father of her two other daughters. La Tanya Danielle however, remains the only one confirmed to have been fathered by Dre.

Andre Young Jr.

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Andre Young Jr. is Dr Dre’s third child and second son. He welcomed Andre in 1988 with his then-lover, Jenita Porter. Unfortunately, Andre died in 2009 of drug abuse, precisely morphine, and heroin overdose. It was his mother who discovered the unconscious body of the 20-year-old in their home in Woodland Hills, CA.

Marcel Young

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After parting ways with Jenita Porter, Dr Dre began dating American songwriter and singer Michel’le Toussanthad with whom he worked at Ruthless and Death Row Records. The duo soon welcomed a son whom they named Marcel Young. Marcel who is Dre’s fifth child and third son was born in 1991. Marcel keeps a low profile and is rarely seen.

Michel’le and Dre’s relationship, however, ended on a bad note. Many years after their split, Michel’le publicly released claims that Dr Dre abused her physically all through the time they were together. More details of her tales were relayed in a biopic titled Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le which Lifetime TV aired on October 15, 2016.

Tyra Young

Tyra Young is Dr Dre’s second daughter and fifth child. Meanwhile, not much information is available about Tyra and it also remains a mystery with whom Dre fathered her. We, however, know that she is an actress and a producer who came to media attention for her roles in films like Ropes Of Silicon and Take 6.

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image source L-R: Truice Young, Nicole Threatt, Dr Dre, and Truly Young

Truice Young

Truice Young, Dr Dre’s fourth son and sixth child is the first of his children born into wedlock. Dre married Truice’s mum, Nicole Threatt in 1996. The couple welcomed him the next year being 1997. Truice is pursuing a career in music.

Truly Young

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Truly Young is Dr Dre’s third daughter and last child. She is also the second born into wedlock. Dre’s wife, Nicole gave birth to Truly in 2001. Truly who loves the spotlight is obviously her daddy’s pet. Dre’s social media accounts are flooded with photos of himself and Truly. Just like her dad, Truly who is studying at the University of South Carolina (USC), is pursuing a career in music as a singer and songwriter. She launched her debut single titled “Lover Boy” in 2018.

Dr. Dre’s Unconfirmed Children

LaToya Young

LaToya was reportedly born to him and Lisa in Sept. 1984 but not much is known about her. We know that her mother gave an interview to someone on YouTube in 2010 and said that LaToya is one of two “secret daughters” that she had with Dre

Ashley Young

Just like Latoya, Ashley is reportedly another Dre’s daughter. She was born in 1985 and was also mentioned in Lisa’s YouTube interview. Agin, like LaToya, not much else is known about her and Dre hasn’t confirmed her to be his daughter either.

Who Is Dr. Dre’s Wife, Nicole Threatt?

Nicole Threatt, born on January 1, 1970, is an American legal practitioner. She, however, ceased practicing her profession following her marriage to the famous and wealthy Dr Dre. As earlier mentioned, Nicole married Dr Dre in 1996.

Worthy of note is the fact that Threatt’s marriage to Dr Dre is her second. She was married to now-retired NBA star, Sedale Threatt. Interestingly, Nicole met Dre while still married to Threatt and the story about her leaving Threatt for Dre is no secret at all.

This is because Dre made very open and direct moves to snatch her from her then-husband and he succeeded! He had written her a letter wherein he told her point-blank to abandon her husband and come over to him, and she did. Nicole eventually divorced Sedale Threatt in 1995 and married Dr Dre the next year.

Nicole Threatt

It is apparent that Dr Dre finally found love in Nicole Threatt. Completely different from what has been obtainable in his romantic life, Dre was with Nicole for over two decades.

Among the secrets of their lasting relationship is the couple’s ability to keep their private matters away from the media. In addition to her two biological kids with Dre, Nicole Threatt is a stepmother to the rapper’s five other confirmed children. She had no child with her first husband.

The couple divorced in 2021 with a $100 million settlement

Profile Summary
First Name:Andre
Last Name:Young
Estimated Net Worth:
$500 Million
Salary:$35 million
Source of Wealth:Music and Film Production. Acting, His Record Label named Aftermath Entertainment, and Sale of his
Headphone Speaker Company, Beats Electronics
Last Updated:
Also Known As:
Dre, Dr. Dre
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer, Entrepreneur, Record Executive, Actor, and Audio Engineer
Famous For:Being Among The Best Hip-Hop Producers and Rappers of All Time, Popularizing the West Coast – G-Funk, and For Taking the Second Spot on Forbes 2014 List of Richest Hip Hop Rappers and Producers.

Colleges/Universities Attended:
Vanguard Junior High School, Roosevelt Junior High School, Fremont High School and Chester Adult School.
Educational Qualifications:
Not Available

Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
59 years old (February 18, 1965)
Zodiac Sign:Aquarius
Birth Place:
Compton, California
African American
Country of Residence:
United States America
Physical Attributes
6 Feet 1 Inch or 1.85 Meters
In Kilograms: 108 kg
In Pounds: 238 lbs
Eye Colour:
Dark Brown

Hair Color:

Other Body Measurements:
Not Available

Marital Status:
Nicole Threatt (m. 1996)
Family and Relatives
Theodore Young
Mother:Verna Young

Curtis Young (born 1981), La Tanya Danielle Young (born 1983), Andre Young Jr. (1988-2008), Marcel Young (born 1990), Truice Young (born 1997) and Truly Young (born 2001)
Siblings:Jerome Crayon (Step Brother), Tyree Crayon (Step Brother), Warren G (Step Brother) (Rapper), Shameka Crayon (Step Sister)
Other Relatives:
Warren Griffin (Stepfather), Anthony "Sir Jinx" Wheaton (Cousin)

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