He had six kids from his past relationships with various women, but Dr. Dre couldn’t prove himself to be either a good father or a competent husband.
You may remember Dr. Dre from his NWA band, his association with world-famous rapper Eminem and his signature music accessories brand, Beats.
But Dr. Dre’s personal history is not as squeaky clean and glorified as his professional achievements.
As Michel’le Toussaint, Dr. Dre’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of Marcel Young, one of his sons, is about to reveal in an upcoming movie, “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge And Michel’le”, Dre was a wife beater and an ignorant father.
So how many kids does he have and what do they do now?
Curtis Young is Dr. Dre eldest son and was born when Dre was just 17 years old. Shockingly, for 20 years, Dre had no connection to his son. Even though he knew about him, he never tried to reach out to him.
Curtis was wholly raised by his mother, Cassandra Joy Greene. The fact that Dr, Dre was his father was kept a secret from young Curtis and ironically he idolized NWA’s music and wanted to be a rapper because of that band, reports Next Shark.
But even after finding out about his dad, Curtis wasn’t upset or furious at him for not being in his life. He was just anxious to meet him somehow and the opportunity arrived when Curtis turned 20.
“Just that moment, it was epic. We sat down and couldn’t stop staring at each other. The first time we met, we shook hands, looked at each other, sat down. We couldn’t look at each other because we looked so much alike,” described Curtis.
Today Curtis is a mirror image of his father. He has taken up rapping as a career and even has his own stage name – Hood Surgeon.
Andre Romelle Young Jr.
Andre Romelle Young Jr. was raised up by his mother, similar to his step-brother Curtis, with almost no involvement of Dr. Dre in his son’s life.
Not much is known about his career. In the August of 2008, Andre Young Jr. was discovered dead at his mother’s house in Woodland Hills, where he still lived, reported MTV.
He was 20 years old and after running a toxicology test, it was found that Andre had succumbed to a drug overdose.
Dr. Dre was pretty torn up over the incident and refused to come out in the public or issue a statement. “Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son Andre Young Jr. Please respect his family’s grief and privacy at this time,” a spokesperson for Dr. Dre said at the time.
Not much is known about Tyra Young, except that she is an actress and a producer, best known for films such as “Ropes Of Silicon” and “Take 6,” according to IMDb.
Marcel Young was born in 1991 and is 25 years of age at the present. He is the only son of Michel’le and Dr. Dre. However, he has never been in the limelight, unlike his stepbrother Curtis.
Dr. Dre has two more children – a daughter, Truly Young, and a son, Truth Young, according to a report from the Morning Ledger.
Even though Michel’le has brought on the allegations of domestic abuse against Dr. Dre, Dre, and his reps have vehemently denied any such accusations.
This is despite the fact that back in 2015, soon after the release of the film which documented Dr. Dre’s rise to fame, “Straight Outta Compton”, Dre had publicly apologized about treating Michel’le and Dee Barnes (a female journalist whom he had assaulted) so violently, reports The Guardian.
However, none of his other previous wives or girlfriends have come forward with allegations similar to Michel’le, thus far.
Andre Young Jr. Missing you lil bro pic.twitter.com/10h0xsZvtI
— Curtis Young (@MrCurtisYoung) July 24, 2014
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