DMX’s Fiancée Desiree Lindstrom Denied Common-Law Wife Status & Control Of His Assets, Battle For Late Rapper’s Estate Continues
The battle for control of DMX‘s estate wages on.
According to Page Six, DMX‘s fiancée–Desiree Lindstrom–recently filed court paperwork to be declared the late rapper’s common-law wife. For context, a common-law marriage is a term used to describe two people who live as a married couple without being formally married. However, despite being engaged since 2019 and sharing a five-year-old son, a judge denied Desiree Lindstrom‘s request.
Had Desiree Lindstrom been named DMX‘s common-law wife, she would have immediately acquired primary control of the late rapper’s estate–including future music earnings. Because DMX did not leave a will behind, his fiancée and numerous adult-aged children are all fighting to be named administrators of the estate. A source close to the situation told Page Six:
“There is no will from DMX and that’s a big problem. This is a difficult situation because there are a number of people vying to be named administrators. His fiancée Desiree tried to muscle in by asking the court to be named his common-law wife, which means she would have taken precedence over his children. But the court refused.”
Aside from Desiree Lindstrom, three of DMX‘s sons–Xavier, Tacoma, and Sean Simmons–are vying for the status of administrators. Additionally, two of his daughters–Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden–are hoping to acquire control of the estate.
On top of the siblings’ estate battle, they seem to have different views of what it’s actually worth. Specifically, his sons estimate the estate’s value is less than $1 million, while his daughters estimate it’s lower than $50,000.
With Desiree Lindstrom‘s request for a posthumous common-law marriage being shot down, it seems likely that control of the estate will go to either his adult sons or daughters. They’re due in court on July 15th, where the judge will review their claims to decide the administrators.
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