Before tying the knot with Dr. Dre, Young was previously married to National Basketball Association player Sedale Threatt.
Dr Dre, real name Andre Young, married Nicole in 1996 and the couple went on to have two children, Truice, 23 and Truly, 19.
According to circulating reports, there is said to have been no signed prenuptial agreement in place and the six-time Grammy victor is said by Forbes to be worth an estimated $800 million. The outlet also noted that they did not have a prenuptial agreement and that Young would be seeking spousal support.
Dre's solo debut studio album The Chronic (1992), released under Death Row Records, made him one of the best-selling American music artists of 1993.
An email to Dr. Dre's publicist trying comment on the prosecution filing wasn't immediately returned. They are typically pretty private about their relationship, but they hadn't shown any signs of trouble in recent months. But perhaps problems emerged later on.