Music producer and rapper Timbaland, who wrote and performed a large chunk of the music of the Fox hit series “Empire,” is creating not-so-pretty music with his wife in Pinecrest.
Timbaland, whose real name is Tim Mosley, is in the midst of his second attempt at divorcing Monique Idlett Mosley, the mother of their two children.
And the first signs that the proceedings are about to end came last week when Monique moved into a $10,000-a-month, eight-bedroom mansion on SW 124th Street in Pinecrest while her husband stayed in his crib, a 10,000-square-foot place nearby on SW 67th Avenue.
“Monique just moved into my house,” said co-owner Katiuska Fernandez. “The house is on the market for $3.7 million, but we’re renting to her.
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“She said she’s interested in buying. She says she’s expecting to come into some money.”
When asked if Monique is accompanied by her husband, Fernandez said the lease doesn’t mention Timbaland.
“She didn’t say anything about a divorce or a husband,” Fernandez said.
Monique, 45, filed for the first time in 2013 in a Miami-Dade County court, citing irreconciliable differences.
At the time, Monique asked for a piece of the rapper’s estimated $70 million pie he earned working with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott.
The Mosleys patched things up and started living together again — but another divorce petition was filed late last year, according to published reports.
SPO SETS DATE
There’s no turning back!
Former hardened bachelor and current Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra obtained a marriage license from Miami-Dade County July 8, according to records.
By law, Spo has two months to get hitched, although he’s set to marry former Heat cheerleader Nikki Sapp the weekend of July 22.
He is 45, she is 29.
Originally, the couple considered July 1 then changed their minds.
Members of Spoelstra’s entourage are playing it close to the vest but say the ceremony and banquet will be in the Miami area.
JOBS, GATES: NEIGHBORS
Good fences will make for good neighbors in Wellington.
In the wake of our report about Microsoft founder Bill Gates buying an entire street in the horse capital of South Florida for $37 million, here comes the news that the family of historic rival Steve Jobs is moving right outside his guard gate.
Nearly five years after the Apple founder’s death, Jobs’ widow paid $15.3 million for a 3.5-acre ranch across the street from Gates’ compound.
Laurene Powell Jobs, an investment banker who married billionaire techie Jobs in 1991 then had three children with the father of the iPhone, can now watch her daughter Eve Jobs, 19, become a world-class show-jumping rider.
And by the same token, compete against Gates’ daughter Jennifer Gates, 20, in Wellington’s famous Winter Equestrian Festival starting in January.
Who’s the best rider? “Jennifer probably has the most mileage and experience,” said Mason Phelps, a former NBC Olympics horse jumping commentator. “Jennifer has been at it for longer and has more experience."
“But both are extremely competitive and successful. If they continue progressing, they both will be a force to reckon with on the international scene. It’s not out of the question that they both would end up representing the United States in future Olympics.”