Amid Scooter Braun’s controversial acquisition of Big Machine, which held Taylor Swift’s back catalog, the manager primarily focused on closing the massive business deal. During this time, reports from The Blast suggested that Braun and Yael Cohen had grown distant, prompting them to attempt to salvage their marriage before ultimately deciding to part ways. Despite Braun reportedly having Cohen sign a nondisclosure agreement regarding the divorce, per Radar Online, rumors about infidelity on both sides surfaced.
According to The Blast, an undisclosed reporter claimed to have details about Cohen’s alleged year-long affair — information that Braun understandably wanted to keep private despite initiating divorce proceedings upon learning about it. Before the drama became public, Braun had enrolled in a seven-day retreat aimed at addressing various psychological issues, Page Six noted. However, Cohen was not the only one accused of cheating.
Months before they called it quits for good, at least publicly, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Dana Wilkey posted a snapshot of a series of texts in which an anonymous person claimed that Braun was having an affair with Erika Jayne, another “RHOBH” personality. Jayne denied the allegations in an episode of the show, dismissing them as ridiculous. Despite her denial, the mess of Braun and Cohen’s divorce continued to unfold.