Hip-hop fans would undoubtedly be familiar with the name Dr. Dre, the rapper and producer behind the success of several other top music stars such as 50 Cent, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg. While there is perhaps information readily available about the multi-award winning music executive, not much is known about Nicole Threatt, the woman behind Dre’s success. Despite being the long term wife of a statuesque figure, Nicole is a celebrity spouse who wears her fame lightly. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Dr. Dre’s wife.
Nicole Threatt Bio (Age and Ethnicity)
Though she is the wife of a popular and successful music executive, Nicole Threatt prefers to live her life under the radar. Consequently, there is little or no information readily available about her birthplace, parents, family background, childhood, and education. However, it is no secret that Nicole Kendra Plotzker is an American born on January 1, 1970. Moreover, going by her physical attributes, it is apparent that Nicole has a mixed ethnicity with roots from Asia.
As earlier stated, Nicole has done a good job at maintaining a private lifestyle since she came into the limelight. While most of her educational endeavours and schools attended are uncertain, we do know that she is a graduate of law from an undisclosed institution. She is also believed to have practiced as an attorney for some time but ditched the career after her marriage to Dre. For now, the homemaker, doting wife and mother is presumably focused on her family. Given the mystery surrounding Nicole Threatt’s life, it has been difficult to ascertain what she is up to both on the domestic front and career-wise.
Again, it is uncertain how exactly Nicole earns her living. But one doesn’t have to wonder that much given that she is married to a very successful music mogul. It is unknown how long Nicole practiced her legal career and her earnings at the time. More so, it is unknown if the ultra-private celebrity spouse is fully a housewife or directly involved in any of her husband’s businesses. While Nicole’s earnings are unknown, her net worth is unarguably nothing compared to that of her husband whose net worth is pegged at a whopping sum of $830 million. As the better half to such a successful public figure, Nicole Threatt does not need to work her butt off for apparent reasons. The woman behind Dre’s success is presumed to be living her best life yet and can undoubtedly afford to live a luxurious life.
Family and Kids
Nicole Threatt is happily married to Andre Romelle Young who is better known as Dr. Dre. While it is common knowledge that the couple has been married for more than two decades, not many are aware that this marriage is not the first for both parties. Prior to Dre, Nicole Kendra Plotzker was married to former NBA player Sedale Threatt which explains where she got the surname from. Given how private Nicole has been, not much is known about her previous relationship.
However, Nicole is believed to have been unhappy in her first marriage and the circumstances that led to its end are definitely connected to the constant fights and squabbles between the former couple. It was while still married to Sedale that Nicole met her current husband Andre. Convinced that Nicole was the woman he had been searching for, a very expressive Dre did not hesitate to woo her despite the fact that she was still married at the time.
Worthy of note is an interesting love letter Dre wrote to Nicole back then explaining why she needed to leave the toxic relationship with Sedale. Thankfully, the marriage later ended in a divorce and today the rest is history. Things picked up for Nicole and Dre thereafter and they eventually tied the knot in 1996.
Interestingly, it was the same year they wedded that Dre’s career took a fortuitous turn. He quit his former label Death Row to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment, a decision that has since paid off. Thereafter, Dr has not only recorded financial success in his career but has also racked up no less than six Grammy Awards. It is, therefore, safe to say that Nicole Threatt is truly Dre’s ‘Lucky Lady’.
The couple’s union has produced two kids, a son Truice who was welcomed in 1997 and in 2001, a daughter Truly joined the family. Together, they are also parents to four other kids from Dre’s previous relationships. Nicole’s step-children are Curtis Young who was born to Dre in his teenage days (in 1981), a daughter La Tanya Danielle Young born in 1983, a son late Andre Young born in 1988 but died in 2008, and another son Marcel born in 1991.
If the Youngs’ vacation pictures over the years are anything to go by, then it is safe to say that they are one big happy family that prefers to live their lives under the radar. Nicole Threatt and Dr. Dre have shared an inseparable bond for more than two decades and continue to wax strong with no signs of discord.