The untold truth about Dr. Dre and Michel’le’s ​son Marcel Young

April 18, 2024
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Who is Marcel Young?

Marcel Young was born in New York City, USA on 6 February 1991 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s really only known for being the son of Dr. Dre, a famous American rapper, entrepreneur and record producer, and Michel’le who’s a popular American R&B singer.

Early life, parents and education

Marcel was raised in New York City as an only child, by his parents who weren’t married, and who fought a lot. His mother was 20 years old when she gave birth to him, and around that time, Dr. Dre drank a lot, and often cheated on Michel’le; he also often beat her, one time breaking her nose which then required surgery. During the years they spent together, Michel’le had a black eye five times, and Dr. Dre once cracked her rib; he even tried to shoot her once, but missed and hit a door.

Marcel was too young to know what was going on; Michel’le left Dr. Dre after she learned that he was engaged to another girl.

Marcel has a maternal half-sister Bailei, born in 2002, and seven paternal half-siblings.

He was raised mostly by his mother, while Dr. Dre apparently kept giving Michel’le money to take care of the boy. She married the former music executive Suge Knight in 1999, while he was spending time behind bars, and Marcel wasn’t apparently in good relations with him; Suge also beat Michel’le, and once dislocated her jaw.

Marcel attended a local high school, and because of his problems at home found comfort in music, and acting with the school’s drama club. He matriculated in 2009, and then enrolled at college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2013.

Marcel’s career

Marcel hasn’t shared any details concerning his career with the public; it’s said that he’s also ventured into the music industry, but has still stayed away from the spotlight, and presumably fame.


Love life and wife

Marcel is highly secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t spoken of any women (or men) whom he might have been with. This is why there are rumors circulating the internet, concerning her current relationship status, and his sexual orientation.

Some of his parents’ fans believe him to be gay, and that this is why he hasn’t spoken of any women whom he has dated; a fan has even claimed to have seen Marcel spending time with a man who is believed to be his boyfriend, but this hasn’t been confirmed nor addressed by Marcel.

There are also those who claim that he’s straight, and is today either in a relationship or married to a non-celebrity American woman, and that Marcel simply prefers to keep her away from the media’s attention, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.

As of December 2021, he seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Marcel is into travelling, which he fell in love with it during his teenage years, as his father apparently occasionally took him with him on his tours; Marcel has been to more than 10 US states, and also visited a couple of European cities, including London in England and Rome in Italy.

He’s physically active, and has four to five training sessions at the gym every week.

Marcel is a lover of animals, with dogs being his favorites, and has two pet dogs.

He has his own favorite singers and rappers, some of whom are Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

Late at night, he enjoys watching movies starring his favorite actors and actresses – Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis and Helena Bonham Carter – such as “The Fast and the Furious”, “The 5th Element” and “Fight Club”.


Age, height and net worth

Marcel’s age is 30. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 140lbs (65kgs).

As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at more than $100,000; his father Dr. Dre’s net worth is reputedly over $800 million, while his mother’s net worth stands at over $250,000.

Who is his mother Michel’le?

Michel’le Denise Toussant was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 5 December 1970 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she holds American nationality. She’s probably known best for her single “No More Lies”, which climbed to #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

Michel’le was raised in Los Angeles alongside her brother Soliarli (Christopher Toussant) by their parents about whom nothing’s known, as Michel’le respects their privacy.

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She became interested in music while still attending a local elementary school, and launched her career while still attending high school, when she sang the World Class Wreckin’ Crus’ single “Turn Off the Lights” in 1987.

Michel’le then signed a contract with Ruthless Records, which made her commit to not pursuing a college degree after she matriculated in 1989, but to focus on her career. She released her debut self-titled album in 1989, which was produced by Dr. Dre, and was certified Gold on 25 April 1990, having sold more than 500,000 copies in the US. She released her second album in 1998, entitled “Hung Jury”, but it attracted little attention.

In 2003, she helped record the soundtrack “Dysfunktional Family” for the eponymous documentary comedy movie, while her following two singles – “Freedom to Love” and “It Still Hurts” – were released in 2011 and 2014.

She hasn’t been very active in the music industry since – her two most recent singles are “Being in Love”, released in 2015, and “Moonlight” in 2016.


Who is Marcel’s father Dr. Dre?

Andre Romelle Young, known better by his professional name Dr. Dre, was born in Compton, California USA, on 18 February 1965 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s been active in the music industry since the release of his debut album “The Chronic” in 1992, while he’s perhaps known best for his now-defunct record label Death Row.

Dr. Dre was raised in Compton by his father Theodore, and his mother Verna Young; his parents divorced in 1972, following a four-year separation – Dr. Dre has three half-siblings from his mother’s marriage with Curtis Crayon. He studied at Vanguard Junior High School, but his parents moved him to Roosevelt Junior High School because of gang violence.

Dr. Dre then attended Centennial High School and Fremont High School, from which he matriculated in 1983, followed by enrolling at Chester Adult School, but dropped out to pursue his rapping career.

He started by working at the club Eve After Dark as a DJ – at that time, his professional name was Dr. J, before he changed it into Dr. Dre a year later. Some of his first original songs were released on the mixtape “Concrete Roots” in 1984, then the following year saw him join the electro hip hop group World Class Wreckin’ Cru. Dr. Dre founded Death Row Records in 1992, then released his debut solo album “The Chronic” on 15 December 1992, which was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 1995, 2Pac was signed to Death Row Records, and he and Dr. Dre released together the hit single “California Love”.

Dr. Dre left Death Row Records because its boss Suge Knight was believed to be corrupt and out of control, and he thus founded the new company Aftermath Entertainment. Dr. Dre has since been making music, and is today amongst the richest rappers of all time.


He’s also an actor, and has played supporting characters in a couple of movies, including the 1996 crime action heist “Set It Off”, the comedy “The Wash”, and the crime thriller “Training Day” both in 2001.

Dr. Dre was 16 years old when his girlfriend Cassandra Joy Green, who was 15, gave birth to their son Curtis; the boy only met Dr. Dre after he turned 20, and is today a rapper known as Hood Surgeon. Dr. Dre started dating Lisa Johnson in 1982, and she gave birth to their three daughters. In 1988, his girlfriend Jenita Porter gave birth to their son Andre Young Jr., but who died aged 20, after he overdosed on morphine and heroin.

In 1996, Dr. Dre married Nicole, and she gave birth to their son Truice in 1997, and daughter Truly in 2001; in June 2020, Nicole filed for divorce.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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