Scooter Braun is the music industry manager and CEO best known, in gossip circles, for managing Justin Bieber and beefing with Taylor Swift (or rather, Taylor beefed with him). The only reason I’ve heard of Scooter’s wife Yael Cohen is because she issued a separate statement directed at Taylor Swift back in 2019, calling Taylor out for misrepresenting the Big Machine sale. Yael only did that because Taylor clearly personally targeted Scooter and his family and weaponized her Snake Army against them. Yael and Scooter have been dealing with threats and harassment for years, and they have young children. Well, it appears that Scooter and Yael’s marriage has suffered in recent years, and they’ve now separated:
Scooter Braun and Yael Cohen have split. PEOPLE has learned Braun, who manages Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande among others, and businesswoman Cohen are separating after seven years of marriage, but there are still hopes that they may work it out.
“Their friendship is the best it’s ever been but they’re taking some time apart to sort things out,” a source close to Braun and his wife tells PEOPLE. “So many couples went through this during the pandemic. They love each other and just need some time apart and will hopefully bounce back for their kids,” adds a second source.
News of their split was first reported on by Page Six. The pair shares three children: sons Jagger, 6, and Levi, 4, as well as 2 ½-year-old daughter Hart.
Braun, 40, proposed to Cohen, who founded and serves as the CEO of the charity health organization F— Cancer, at his Los Angeles home in January 2014. They wed that July in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
Four days before news of their split, Braun shared an anniversary tribute to his wife on Instagram. “If just for the kids you have given me everything. But thanks to you I have grown, I have been pushed to be the best version of myself and to continue growing and learning. That all happened because you came in to my life. 7 years. The adventure is just beginning. Thank you Yae. I love you. Happy anniversary,” he wrote along with a black-and-white portrait from their wedding. “A Team 4lyfe,” Cohen added in the comments section.
I wonder what’s happening behind-the-scenes. It feels like he f–ked up and now he’s trying to win her back. Affair, maybe? Or maybe it’s purely financial – Scooter has recently made some huge deals which have seen his personal wealth balloon. His deal with HYBE netted him a reported $400 million personally. Maybe Yael is simply looking to cash out. Hm.
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