Marcel Young is the only son of Dr. Dre and Michel’le Toussaint. Just like Daijah Wright, whose father Eazy-E is a musician, his parents are also musicians. His father is an American rapper while her mother is an American R&B singer. The couple never got married but had a long-time relationship during which they welcomed their child Marcel.
Following the split with Michel’le, Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, married Nicole Young with who he welcomed two children. Marcel had ten half-siblings, from his dad’s multiple relationships, but one of them died when he was too young. So, he currently has only nine, mostly from his father’s side. Let’s learn more interesting facts about Marcel Young.
Marcel Young is the Son of Dr. Dre and Michel’le
Marcel Young was born on February 6, 1991, in Los Angeles, California. As of 2022, he is 31 years old. He is of Afro-American ethnicity and American nationality.
Marcel is a celebrity kid. He was born into a musician family. He is the son of rapper Dr. Dre and songstress Michel’le Denise Toussant. Both of his parents were considered the best American music artists in the 90s.
Besides being a musician, his father is also the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics and the co-founder of Death Row Records. His mother, meanwhile, is a singer who has sung notable songs like No More Lies and Something in My Heart. She was also one of six members of the music reality show, R&B Divas: Los Angeles.
Marcel Young Has Nine Siblings
Marcel Young is one of the nine children of Dr. Dre. He had four half-brothers and six half-sisters, namely Curtis Young, LaTanya Young, Tyra Young, LaToya Young, Ashley Young, Andre Young Jr., Marcel Young, Truice Young, Truly Young, and Bailei Knight.
Curtis Young is from his father’s first girlfriend, Cassandra Joy Greene. La Tanya Danielle Young was born from his father’s relationship with Clara Moroni. Tyra Young was born to an unidentified woman during Dre’s relationship with Lisa in May 1984.
Similarly, LaToya Young was born from Dre’s relationship with Lisa. Ashley Young is rumored to be Dre’s daughter. But, he hasn’t confirmed it.
Marcel’s other half-brother, Andre Young Jr. was born to his father with his then-girlfriend, Jenita Porter. However, Andre is no longer with us. He passed away in 2008 after a drug overdose.
Truice Young was the first child of Dre with his wife Nicole Young. He also had a daughter with Nicole. Her name is Truly Young.
Additionally, Marcel also has a younger sister from his mother’s side. Her name is Bailei Knight. She was born from Michel’le’s relationship with Suge Knight.
Marcel Young Has a Great Relationship With His Father
When Marcel was first born, Dre wasn’t ready to fulfill his responsibility as a father. He was focusing on building his career. So, Michel’le had to look after him all the time. This led the couple to grow apart and split when Marcel was just 5.
Nevertheless, Dre didn’t fail to support his child, financially. According to Michel’le, he used to provide consistent child support. Also, sometime later, Dre started getting involved in Marcel’s life. And, the father-son shares a great relationship now.
Marcel is a very private guy. He seldom makes public appearances. The last time Marcel made a public appearance was in 2015 or 2016, when he appeared on his mother’s program, “On Watch Beyond the Headlines: Michel’le.” During the show, Marcel shared about his relationship with his family.
How Did His Parents Meet?
Marcel’s parents Dr. Dre and Michel’le first met at World Class Wreckin Cru. They had a lead singer Mona Lisa, but she could not make it, due to which Michel’le was called to fill her space in the vocal part for the song “Turn Off the Lights.”
From the moment Dre laid his eyes on Michel’le, he was attracted to her. Eventually, they started having personal chats. Then, after a couple of weeks, Dre asked her out. At the time of their dating, Dre was already a father of five children, which he had from his previous relationship.
His Dad Used to Beat His Mom
Marcel’s mom and dad split after nine years of relationship. After his birth, their relationship become more strained. As Michel’le had to take care of the child, she couldn’t work much. At the time, she also found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. Then, Dr Dre started becoming abusive too. He used to punch her in the face, drag her, and even shot her once. Luckily, she survived as he missed the shot by a few inches.
However, Dre and Michel’le these things weren’t enough for her to leave him. The couple had many on and offs, but they still wanted to be together. Eventually, Michel’le found his beatings and infidelity intolerable.
Also, she found out that he was engaged to another woman. Finally, they split in 1996.
Marcel Young’s Father Was Married Once
Marcel’s father, Andre, despite having numerous relationships, was only married once. He was married to a former attorney, Nicole Young. The couple was married on May 25, 1996. But, after 26 years of marriage, they decided to get a divorce.
In July 2021, Nicole had announced that she won her spousal support battle against her former husband. But, the former couple hasn’t revealed the exact reason for their split. They only cited irreconcilable differences as the reason.
Moreover, Dre and Nicole seem to be on very bad terms now, considering him getting the divorce paperwork while attending his grandmother’s burial. Also, Nicole’s remark of him having no character, hiding assets and her getting the settlement of $100 million seems to be putting oil in the fire.
Marcel Young’s Net Worth
Being a private guy, Marcel hasn’t revealed anything about his job. So, it’s very hard to determine his net worth. However, his father, Dr Dre is a very wealthy individual.
As of 2022, Dr. Dre has an estimated net worth of $500 million. He sold hundreds of millions of albums and singles during his career. But, the majority of his fortune comes from his headphone company, Beats by Dre.
Beats by Dre was sold to Apple for $3 billion in 2014. Being a founder, Dre had a 25% share in it. So, he bagged around $100 million worth of Apple shares, excluding another hefty amount in cash.
Dre is very fond of real estate. He has a real estate portfolio of over $80 million. In the late 90’s, he bought a mansion for $2.4 million in Woodland Hills. He sold it in 2019 for $4.5 million.
He also bought Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen’s incredible brand-new monster mansion in the area, for $50 million. Likewise, in 2000, he bought a beachfront mansion in Malibu which he paid $4.8 million for. He also sold this mansion in November for $20 million, pocketing a whopping $15.2 million profit.
In 2001, he bought a mansion in Hollywood Hills for $15.4 million. Then, he sold it in 2013 for $32.5 million. He also owns a mansion on Calabasas and Pacific Palisades. He bought the Calabasas mansion in 2018, for $4.9 million. Similarly, his Pacific Palisades mansion cost him $2.25 million in 2019.
It’s not like Dr. Dre is only hoarding money- he is giving back to society too. He and Jimmy Lovine donated a combined $70 million to the University of Southern California.
Likewise, he has also donated $10 million to construct a performing arts center at Compton High School.
Dre has only been married once in his lifetime. Although he was in a lot of relationships, he was only married once. He was married to a woman named Nicole Young.
Dre didn’t seem to have a prenup with his ex-wife Nicole. So, he had to pay $100 million for divorce settlements.