• Nicole Young is a 49-year old lawyer and former government employee, best known as the wife of legendary rapper Dr. Dre
• She quit her job as a lawyer to support her husband, and adopted five of his children from previous relationships
• She is 5ft 5in (165cm) tall and weighs approximately 128lbs (58kgs)
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $2 million
• She is rarely seen on social media, only appearing on her husband's Instagram account
Who is Nicole Young?
Born Nicole Kendra Plotzker in an unspecified location in the USA, on 1 January 1970 under the earth sign of Capricorn, she is a 49-year old lawyer and former government employee. She is, of course, better known as the wife of legendary rapper, producer, manager, A&R and entrepreneur, Dr. Dre (real name Andre Romelle Young). While she was a successful legal expert, including a period when she worked for government, Nicole decided to informally retire when she married Dr. Dre, in most cases choosing to stay out of the limelight. When her husband was more active, she would go on every tour with him and support him in every possible way, and he’s credited her for being his “rock”, especially when his son Andre Jr. tragically passed away in 2009.
Early Life and Education
Nicole was raised by parents of unknown names and professions. Given the fact that she only entered the public eye upon marrying Dr. Dre, it’s no surprise that there isn’t any available information on her early life and family. However, it is presumed that she attended a law school in California, which prepared her for a career in law. As she started to become more famous, both fans and reporters wanted to know more about her. A humble woman, she always politely declined to answer any questions not related to her famous husband. Being married to one of the most prolific rap musicians of all time comes with a certain amount of scrutiny, which Nicole always handles exceptionally well.
Career in Law
After graduating from law school, she was hired by a private law firm, and was apparently an exceptional lawyer, as she even worked for the US Government at one point, it’s unclear what her exact position was. There are rumors that she was once Dr. Dre’s lawyer and that they became close after building a strong professional relationship. As being romantically involved with a client is not ethical for someone in her profession, she’s refused to comment on such allegations, thus avoiding a potential scandal.
Personal Life Before She Met Dr. Dre
Before marrying Dre, Nicole was married to Sedale Threatt, a former professional basketball player who spent 13 years of his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA), with additional stints in France and Greece.
Unfortunately, Sedale is better known for his off-court antics, as he reportedly fathered fourteen children with several women, and was even incarcerated for failing to pay child support, although what good that did is unclear. One son of his, Sedale Threatt Jr., is now an accomplished football player and actor. The public turned on his father, after Sedale Jr. said that he abandoned him and didn’t even care when the young boy lost several family members in a house fire. Nowadays, Sedale Sr. resides in Melbourne, Australia, and is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Australian Basketball Development, a company which specializes in working with talented young basketball players. Nicole left him for Dr. Dre, but neither she nor her ex-spouse have commented on their divorce.
Marriage to Dr. Dre: Unconditional Support
Nicole Young married Dr. Dre in 1996, exchanging vows during a private ceremony held in California. Since then she has been one of the most popular celebrity spouses, and a hot topic in pop culture, though with her quiet demeanor and a lack of desire for attention, she’s steered clear of any controversy whatsoever. In the late 1990s when Dr. Dre was at the pinnacle of his music career, she quit her job as a lawyer and devoted herself to being a family, as she adopted five of his children from previous relationships – La Tanya Danielle, Marcel, Curtis, Tyra, and Andre Jr. who lost his life to a heroin and morphine overdose in 2009.
This was a tragic time for the Young family, as Dr. Dre even contemplated quitting music altogether. Nicole refused to let him slip into depression, and supported him relentlessly. She and Dre also have two kids of their own – Truth (b. 1997) and Truly (b. 2001). Nothing more is known about their children, as they’ve always strived to keep them away from the limelight.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Nicole Young?
Nicole Young is 5ft 5in (165cm) tall and weighs approximately 128lbs (58kgs). She has dark brown hair and eyes to match. Even in her late 40s, she is exceptionally fit, which indicates that she leads a healthy life. Her vital statistics are unknown.
More on Her Husband
What can be said about this legendary musician and entrepreneur that hasn’t already been said? His first venture into music came when he was a DJ at The Eve After Dark, a famous nightclub in Los Angeles, California. At one party, he met his future bandmate Eazy E, who was also the founder and CEO of Ruthless Records. Together with DJ Yella, Ice Cube and MC Ren, they formed N***as With Attitude (NWA), who are seen by many as the originators of gangsta rap, an energetic and sometimes violent subgenre of hip hop. After leaving NWA in 1991, Dr. Dre embarked on a solo career most musicians can only dream of.
He co-founded Death Row Records with Suge Knight, which resulted in the rise of many seminal names in hip hop, such as Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, The D.O.C and Tha Dogg Pound, just to name a view. After releasing numerous hit songs and receiving six Grammy Awards, he returned to his entrepreneurial ways by co-founding Beats Electronics (Beats by Dr. Dre), which Apple later acquired in a record-breaking deal worth $3 billion. Since his 2015 album “Compton”, Dre hasn’t been as active as a performer.
Net Worth: How Rich is Nicole Young?
Have you ever wondered how affluent Dr. Dre’s wife really is?
According to authoritative sources, Nicole Young has a net worth of approximately $2 million, as of late-2019, accumulated partly from her successful career in law, but it’s safe to assume that she’s set for life, as her hubby Dr. Dre has a net worth of around $770 million, due to his exceptional career in music and his many business ventures. Interestingly, the Youngs directly contributed to American Footballer Tom Brady’s net worth, as he sold them his extravagant Los Angeles mansion for a measly $40 million.
Social Media Presence
One would think that the wife of such a famous musician would use social media to further her influence, but this is not the case. You can only see her on her husband’s Instagram account, as Dre is fond of posting pictures of his family. Other than his posts and a few public appearances each year, Nicole continues to maintain a low profile.