Jill Scott is trying to move on with her life, but things keep gettin’ in the way
Scott, 45, and her estranged husband Michael Dobson, 49, will spend Feb. 15—the day after Valentine’s Day—in a Tennessee court room, where Dobson is reportedly asking for a $500,000 payout.
While friends of Dobson’s say that a non-disclosure agreement prohibits him from discussing the lawsuit, we’re told, that for Dobson, the payout is a matter of principle.
“He’s not going to let Scott disgrace him,” says one source. “Michael still loves Jill. He has always felt like she’s his ‘ride or die’ throughout their relationship.”
One of the things that make this case an uphill battle for Dobson is that he signed a prenuptial agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. We’re told that Dobson feels that contract is not valid because certain sections of the document, according to him, were not filled out properly.
The pre-nup signed between Scott and Dobson didn’t stop him from tearing into the “Gettin’ in the Way” singer in November 2017, when she filed for divorce.
“She’s an evil woman, I’m telling you,” Dobson told Bossip.com in an interview where he also warned the three-time Grammy winner: “If you want to try to disgrace me, try to slander me, I can fight dirty.”
The pair was married in June 2016 and separated by September 2017. She filed for divorce two months later.
Scott cited “inappropriate marital conduct” in her filing, and also claimed that “further cohabitation would be unsafe and improper.” She claims Dobson is out of work, though he has reportedly insisted that isn’t the case.
Scott has one child, an 8-year-old son, with her ex-boyfriend, drummer Lil’ John Roberts. She was married to her longtime boyfriend Lyzell Williams from 2001 to 2007.
Dobson and Scott married in a “private” ceremony in Tennessee. They have no children together, though we’re told that he has five children from previous relationships. Dobson currently resides in Atlanta, but the court proceedings will take place near Nashville, where they lived together while married.
Scott isn’t the first musician with whom Dobson has shared a living space. We’re told that he was Sean “Diddy” Combs’ roommate at Howard University in Washington, D.C.