Nicole Threatt is an attorney, but best known as the wife of the famous American rapper and record producer Dr. Dre – real name Andre Romelle Young. She is also known as the ex-wife of the retired professional basketball star Sedale Threatt.
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Early life, family background, education
Nicole Threatt, also known as Nicole Young, was actually born as Nicole Kendra Plotzker on 1 January 1970, in the USA. The surname Threatt is from her first marriage, while Young is from her second one. The actual place of her birth has not been revealed to public. Her nationality is American and going by her physical appearance her ethnicity is apparently mixed. Details regarding her family and their background are also not known to the media, as well as details about her childhood years.
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Speaking about her educational background, Threatt is a law graduate, but not a practicing lawyer. Reportedly, she graduated in 1990, however, where she completed her education remains unknown. Although a woman of a respectable profession, apparently Threatt prefers to be labeled as a housewife, mother and socialite.
After her graduation, Threatt reportedly worked as an attorney for several law firms. However, entering into her first marriage, she left her law career and became a housewife. There is no sign of attorney work after that, including through her second marriage. Attorney-turned-housewife, Threatt, however, did not become only that. Although there are no facts known about the specifics of her involvement in her second husband’s business, she is known to be a part of his production company, as his deputy in all of his business activities.
Marriage with NBA star Sedale Threatt
Threatt was married to the now-retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player Sedale Threatt, whose surname she still retains. During his long career in the NBA from 1983 to 1997, Sedale played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, among other teams. The couple married in 1992 when Threatt was just 22 years old. However, three years later, the marriage ended in divorce. Given how much has Threatt kept her private life away from public view, there are no details about this marriage known to media. According to some sources, their relationship was quite bumpy, with constant fights and squabbles, and the two reportedly divorced due to her relationship with Dr. Dre.
As Sedale established a great recognition during his basketball career, especially when he played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Threatt’s marriage to him brought her a decent amount of popularity. However, it wasn’t until her second marriage, that she became a true celebrity.
Marriage with rap star Dr. Dre
Threatt met Dr. Dre while she was still married to Sedale. Interestingly, the rapper wrote a letter for her in 1995, which somehow ended up going public. The letter indicated hоw muсh hе wanted her by his side. The following year, shortly after Threatt’s divorce from Sedale, the couple started dating, and a few months later they married. They have remained in marriage ever since, being one of rare couples in Hollywood to succeed in maintaining a long lasting relationship.
Becoming the wife of the renowned figure in the entertainment industry has enabled Threatt by association to establish her name in the world of celebrities.
Threatt and Dre have two kids together, a son Truth born in 1997, and a daughter Truly born in 2001. Dre also has three children from his previous relationships, a son named Curtis Young when he was only 16, a daughter La Tanya Daniele Young also while still a teenager, and a son Marcel whom from his relationship with singer Michel’le Toussaint. He also had a son, Andre Young Jr from a relationship with Jenita Porter, who died in 2008 of a drug overdose.
When it comes to a couple who tend to keep their personal lives and their relationship extremely secret, it is perhaps interesting to note that some sources wrote about Dr. Dre cheating Threatt with a model named Kili Anderson.
However, the rapper subsequently responded to thе allegations by denying them completely, and demanding from sources photos of him and the mentioned girl be removed from the media, threatening with a lawsuit.
However, is not the only controversy that the rapper has been involved in; his ex-wife Michel’le released an autobiography, in which she claimed that he threatened and physically abused her while they were together. The rapper, as well as Threatt, remained silent about these accusations.
Who is Dr. Dre
Andre Romelle Young, better known as Dr. Dre, was born on the 18 February 1965, in Compton, California USA, to Verna and Theodore Young, of African-American descent. His parents divorced in the early ‘70s, and he was raised mostly by his mother who subsequently remarried and had three more children, and then married again and had four more children, one of them being the famous rapper Warren G.
As his family moved across Los Angeles numerous times, and also due to his misbehavior, Dr. Dre attended several schools, including Vanguard Junior High School and Roosevelt Junior High School in Compton, and Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles. According to Dr. Dre, he was actually mostly raised by his grandmother.
He started his career in the early ‘80s as a hip hop DJ, working as part of the group World Class Wreckin’ Cru at LA clubs. He then began to collaborate with rappers Easy-E and Ice Cube, and the trio founded N.W.A. The group had significant success, enabling Dr. Dre to eventually start a solo career in the early ‘90s. In 1992 he co-founded a record label called Death Row Records with Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, and released his debut solo album, entitled “The Chronic”, which brought him huge popularity, and his first Grammy Award for the single “Let Me Ride”.
— Dr. Dre (@drdre) July 9, 2017
In 1996 he left Death Row and founded Aftermath Entertainment, releasing his second album three years later, entitled “2001”, which produced the huge hit “Forgot About Dre”, another Grammy-winning single. In the meantime, he earned considerable respect for his work as a producer for other rappers, such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem, winning three more Grammys for his work with Eminem. He continued with success after success in his producing career, collaborating with and being the mastermind behind high-profile performers such as Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Eve and Jay-Z. His own third album entitled “Compton” came out in 2015.
Besides his work as a rapper and producer, Dr. Dre has also been involved in the film industry.
He made his first film appearance in 1996, taking a role as a weapons dealer in “Set It Off”. He also appeared in the 2001 films “The Wash” and “Training Day”. In 2015, Dr. Dre produced a biographical film with rapper Ice Cube, entitled “Straight Outta Compton”.
Dr, Dre has found success as a businessman as well. Along with the music executive Jimmy Iovine, in 2008 he created his own brand of headphones. The highly popular and successful brand called Beats by Dr. Dre, sells headphones, earphones and speakers, among other items. In 2014 they established a music-streaming service Beats Music.
The collaboration between the two resulted in a great philanthropic venture, as they donated a $70 million endowment to the University of Southern California in 2013, with the aim of creating the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. In 2017, Dr. Dre committed a $10 million donation to Compton High School, for the construction of its performing arts center. As the wife of the great rapper, producer, businessman, actor and philanthropist, Threatt has achieved enormous popularity through her marriage to Dr. Dre.
When it comes to her appearance and physical attributes, Threatt is a well maintained woman with dark brown eyes and long dark brown hair.
She is reported to be 5ft 8ins tall, while her weight remains unknown to the media.
Like most of her personal details, Threatt’s net worth has remained unknown to the media too. However, her husband has an astounding net worth of over $740 million, being ranked by Forbes Magazine second on the list of five wealthiest personalities in Hip-hop and R&B. His wealth was boosted when he took the opportunity to sell his company, Beats, to Apple in 2014 for $3.2 billion.
Living with the astonishingly rich hip-hop mogul has enabled Threatt to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. Their assets include a $20 million mansion in Brentwood, California, and a $15.4 million house in the Los Angeles Sunset Strip.