Robert De Niro's estranged wife Grace Hightower won't get half of the actor's earnings, a court ruled.
The Raging Bull star filed for divorce from Hightower, his wife of 21 years, in December 2018. She demanded half of the actor's $300 million fortune, despite signing an ironclad prenuptial agreement in 2004.
Hightower claimed the wording of the contract also grants her 50 per cent of De Niro's earnings since they exchanged vows in 2004, which she believes to be around $300 million.
However, the Appellate Division rejected Hightower's arguments, and upheld the Manhattan Supreme Court ruling from February.
"The husband's income earned during the marriage and other business assets acquired during that time are his separate property," the court ruled.
De Niro's lawyer Caroline Krauss told Page Six after the ruling: "The decision speaks for itself. We obviously agree with the conclusion."
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Hightower will still walk away with millions from the divorce. She and De Niro will sell their $20 million former marital home, and $6 million from the sale proceeds will go towards a house for Grace and their two children.
De Niro will also pay his ex $1 million a year in alimony, until she remarries or one of them dies, as per the terms of their prenup.
Hightower and De Niro first headed to divorce court in 1999 after just two years as husband and wife. They subsequently reconciled and remarried in 2004.
Kelly Clarkson let out a scream on the set of "The Voice" when she received word that a judge upheld her ironclad prenuptial agreement.
The 39-year-old mom-of-two had been ordered to pay her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, $195,000 -per-month in temporary spousal and child support.
But the same judge fully upheld Kelly's prenup with Blackstock in their highly contentious divorce win, TMZ reported on Thursday.
The legal victory comes as People magazine reports that Brandon requested $436,000 a month in spousal support and child support from Kelly.
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A Los Angeles County Court judge will finalize the order and Blackstock's $200K monthly spousal support will be significantly decreased.
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Kelly was awarded primary custody of their children, Remington and River Rose, because Blackstock lives on their farm in Montana, Page Six reports.
Blackstock has two children from a previous relationship.
Kelly will likely have to pay child support for Remington and River Rose, which will cost her $50,000 per month. But that's a drop in the bucket for her.
Court docs lists the singer/TV personalty's monthly income at over $1.5 million.
The "Since U Been Gone" songstress is desperate to sever all ties with hr ex-husband.
Scooter Braun has filed for divorce from South African businesswoman Yael Cohen after doing all he could to save their marriage.
TMZ reports Scooter filed for divorce on Wednesday in Los Angeles. He has an ironclad prenup in place to ensure that Yael won't take him to the cleaners.
The 40-year-old industry exec manages celebrities such as Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, J Balvin, Demi Lovato, The Kid Laroi, and other artists.
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According to the filing, Scooter is asking for joint custody of the couple's three kids. He's also agreed to pay Yael reasonable spousal support and child support.
The prenup was crafted by uber divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who is repping Scooter in the amicable divorce.
TMZ sources say Scooter and Yael have gone back and forth after splitting multiple times in the past. Scooter and Yael's latest split came earlier this month. So far, there is no reconciliation.
The ex-couple began dating in 2013 and tied the knot in July 2014.
Scooter recently shared a "thank you" message to Yael on Instagram following their 7th anniversary. He added, "The adventure is just beginning."
A judge has evicted Simon Guobadia's estranged wife from his sprawling mansion to make room for Simon's fiancée, Porsha Williams.
A judge ordered Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Falynn Guobadia to move out of the Atlanta area mansion per the terms of her prenuptial agreement.
According to the agreement, obtained by PEOPLE, both Simon and Falynn (center) waived their rights to alimony.
The agreement stipulated that Simon will maintain ownership of their marital home, though Falynn was allowed to stay through May 28. Falynn, 31, and Simon, 56, were married for two years.
Falynn's RHOA storyline called for her to pretend to be besties with 39-year-old Porsha (pictured with Simon). Now sources say Falynn feels doubly betrayed, because Porsha was apparently sleeping with her husband behind her back -- and everyone knew it but her.
TMZ spoke to multiple sources who confirmed that Porsha and Falynn were never friends -- they literally met the day they filmed together on RHOA.
Producers allegedly told them to act as if they'd known each other for years.
Dr. Dre and a mystery woman were spotted arriving for a romantic dinner at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood. The couple was swarmed by paparazzi as they arrived and again when they departed the restaurant.
The 20-something beauty was scantily dressed in a sheer lace bra with a houndstooth coat and matching leggings, with houndstooth matching heels and a black face mask.
Dre wore a black hoodie, black jogging pants, white sneakers, a black ball cap and a black mask.
Dre's estranged wife Nicole Young wants to examine the financial records of 3 of Dre's ex-girlfriends to determine how much cash he spent on them while he was married to her.
Nicole says one of the women bought a $2.15 million house with cash in 2019, and she wants to know if Dre provided the cash for the home purchase.
In documents obtained by TMZ, Nicole claims the women's lawyer is trying to delay their depositions until the validity of her prenup is decided by a judge.
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Dr. Dre agreed to pay Young $293,306 monthly until a judge rules on the validity of their prenup, according to TMZ. In addition, he gave her a $2 million one-time payment from his hospital bed when he reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm. The money was for temporary support and she is responsible for paying her attorney's fees.
If you recall, Dre has an ironclad prenup that Nicole wasn't aware of until she filed for divorce in the summer of 2020 after 24 years of marriage.
Nicole claims Dre ripped up their prenup in front of her a few months after they initially tied the knot. Nicole says the delay in seeking depositions from Dre's ex-girlfriends could potentially affect her spousal support.
Nicole's lawyers say any money that flowed from Dre's bank accounts to his extramarital affairs would be community property and Nicole presumably would be entitled to half of the other woman's mansion. Which means she could evict the woman from the premises.
There is also a rumor that Dre and the other woman have a child together -- which explains the extravagant home purchase.
Dre and Nicole share two adult children - son Truice Young, 24, and daughter Truly Young, 20. He also has a plethora of children from previous relationships.
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Dr. Dre's estranged wife Nicole Young is demanding almost $2 million a month in temporary spousal support to maintain the life of caviar and champagne that she has grown accustomed to as the wife of a billionaire mogul.
Young filed court documents detailing her monthly expenses to justify the excessive amount of cash sh's asking for as their divorce battle continues.
According to TMZ.com, 50-year-old mother-of-two is requesting $1,936,399 per month in spousal support, in addition to $5 million to cover her legal fees.
It seems Young and her legal team have chosen to ignore the iron-clad prenuptial agreement Dre has in place.
"Dre's going to push back, arguing Nicole doesn't need anywhere close to that amount since her lifestyle hasn't changed," a source told TMZ. "Nicole, on the other hand, will argue she doesn't want to depend on Dre paying all the bills ... thus the need for temporary support."
Young filed for divorce from the rap mogul, real name Andre Romelle Young, in June after 24 years of marriage.
Since her filing, the former couple have clashed over the validity of their prenup agreement, with Young confirming that while she signed the document, Dre ripped it up in front of her as a gesture of his love for her at the time.
Unfortunately, Young didn't pick up the shredded pieces for safe keeping.
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Dr. Dre's estranged wife Nicole Young officially challenged his prenuptial agreement after she filed for divorce from the mega producer after 24 years.
Dre surprised Nicole and her attorney by answering her divorce petition and revealing he had an ironclad prenup all this years.
In new legal documents obtained by TMZ, Nicole claims the prenup is "null and void" because Dre ripped up the documents two years after they were married.
In the court papers, Nicole, 50, said she was "reluctant" to sign the prenup and felt pressured and intimidated by Dre.
"I was extremely reluctant, resistant and afraid to sign the agreement and felt backed into a corner. Given the extraordinary pressure and intimidation by Andre, I was left with no option but to hire a lawyer (of course, with the help of Andre's team of professionals) and unwillingly signed the agreement very shortly before our marriage."
She continued, "Andre acknowledged to me that he felt ashamed he had pressured me into signing a premarital agreement and he tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of me. Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement and that it was null and void."
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Nicole (pictured with Dre and their daughter, Truly Young) didn't keep the shredded documents as evidence to present in court.
Fans say Dre probably brought up the subject of a prenup 2 years after their marriage because his wife nagged him about it, and he told her he destroyed it to shut her up.
Men everywhere praised Dre for having a prenup to preserve his assets. The 55-year-old father-of-five has a net worth of $800 million. Nicole would have been entitled to half of his wealth if she'd thought to keep the shredded documents as evidence to present to a judge.
Dr. Dre, real name Andre Young, is requesting his pre-nuptial agreement be enforced in his divorce from wife Nicole Young.
Nicole, 50, filed for divorce in June after 24 years of marriage. Nicole, who shares two adult children with Dre, cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce paperwork. The couple married on May 25, 1996.
Dr. Dre's net worth is estimated to be around $800 million after he sold his Beats by Dre audio products to Apple Inc. for $3 billion in cash in 2014.
Nicole's lawyer cited irreconcilable differences in her petition to end the couple's marriage, and now Dre, 55, has responded to the divorce petition via top celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser.
In the new paperwork, obtained by TMZ, Dre notes the date of separation as March 27, 2020 shortly after the coronavirus lockdown began.
Dre said he has no issue paying spousal support, but he wants the pre-nup enforced to protect his assets.
The mega producer is seeking to have any division of property made in accordance with their pre-nup, which was not mentioned in Nicole's divorce documents.
California is a community property state, meaning couples are entitled to equal distribution of assets acquired during a marriage.
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Dre has a total of 6 children, including a son named Marcel with singer Michel'le. He fathered his first child when he was 16 years old.
This is the 2nd divorce for Nicole, who was previously married to former NBA player Sedale Threatt.
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