Who is Scooter Braun's wife Yael Cohen? Music mogul deletes social media accounts amid divorce
Celebrity manager Scooter Braun is ending his seven-year-long marriage with his wife. The couple announced their split less than two weeks ago, stating that they decided to part ways for good as they made their separation official by filing for divorce. On Sunday, July 25, Braun caught everybody's attention when fans noticed that he disappeared from social media.
Reports reveal that Braun filed for divorce from businesswoman Yael Cohen in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 21. On Sunday, July 25, the music industry mogul, 40, made his exit from social media, and soon his eagle-eyed fans noticed that he had disappeared from both the platforms. Many of Braun's followers also noticed that Cohen's Instagram account was still active, and many photos that featured him were still up.
News of the couple's split emerged more than a month ago, but it became official last week. The duo will follow the terms of their prenuptial agreement, likely leaving Scooter with most of his assets along with his burgeoning music empire. Neither of the two has made any public statements regarding the end of their marriage yet. Braun and Cohen tied the knot in July 2014 in Whistler, Canada. They welcomed their son Jagger in February 2015, their son Levi in November 2016 and their daughter, Hart, in December 2018.
Scooter is known for working for Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, J Balvin and Ariana Grande, in addition to his high-profile feud with Taylor Swift. In April 2021, he scored big when he sold his company to the agency behind K-pop phenomenon BTS for a whopping $1.05B. According to the terms of their prenup, which was drafted by Hollywood divorce attorney Laura Wasser, he will pay spousal support to Cohen, who is the heiress to a South African mining fortune.
Who is Yael Cohen?
Born on November 4, 1986, Cohen is a South African-Canadian businesswoman, mining heiress, philanthropist and a co-founder of F*ck Cancer, a health organization working for early detection and prevention of cancer. Cohen was born in a Jewish family in South Africa and her father, David Cohen, is a South African oil and mining entrepreneur who co-founded Gold Wheaton Gold Corp, Northern Orion Resources and two other natural resource companies, all of which were acquired for more than $1B each. Cohen has attended the University of British Columbia where she completed her graduation in political science in 2008. After graduation, she went on to work in finance.
Cohen married Braun in 2014. The businesswoman had previously opened up about her date nights with Braun. “Sometimes they’re really exciting and we go and do something fun where we go and take a night with friends and do something that we love,” she said in March 2020. “And sometimes it’s literally just making dinner and watching Love Is Blind on the couch, which is equally as exciting, not gonna lie.” At the time, Cohen emphasized on the importance of focusing on one another when they had the chance. “I think it’s just turning off the phone and being with each other, wherever that is. Sometimes that’s at home and sometimes that’s out, but being intentional and purposeful because that’s our time,” she explained.
She also spilled the beans about how the couple made their relationship a priority after so many years together. “Sometimes things are going to have more attention and sometimes things are going to have less attention, but knowing that we signed up for better or for worse and giving each other what we need in that moment. I look at everything through the lens of 20 years down the road,” she told Us. “Am I going to look back and be proud of how we responded to something, how we dealt with something, how we figured it out? I always want the answer to be ‘yes.’”
Cohen, whose Instagram has many family pictures, also talked about how the couple focuses on themselves and their children amid their busy workdays. “We show up for each other. Nothing, and I mean nothing is more important than each other. Than being there to support and love each other,” she discussed with The Tot in 2019. “I am present when I’m present, meaning my physical presence is not enough, my mental and emotional presence is what’s important. It’s easy to think you’re in the same room so that’s enough but it’s not, kids have to feel seen and important. I always let me kids know that they are important, their thoughts are important.”
During Braun's infamous feud with Swift, Cohen defended her husband and slammed Swift on social media. “Let’s start with @taylorswift, whoa. Then let’s get the facts straight. You were given the opportunity to own your masters, you passed. Interesting that the man you’re so ‘grossed out’ by believed in you more than you believe in yourself,” she wrote on Instagram.
Cohen also talked about the rumors about Braun bullying Swift. “And girl, who are you to talk about bullying? The world has watched you collect and drop friends like wilted flowers. My husband is anything but a bully, he’s spent his life standing up for people and causes he believes in. Beyond that, it’s easy to see that the point of putting this out was to get people to bully him. You are supposed to be a role model, but continue to model bullying,” Cohen added at the time. Cohen said Braun “was so excited to work and build” with the singer and referred to Swift's reaction to losing her masters as a "temper tantrum". “I hope you have the dignity, class and kindness to leave your fans out of this and have an open discussion,” she concluded her post. “Tumblr can’t fix this, a phone call can.”