Scooter Braun reportedly went into a ‘spiritual retreat’ months before he allegedly separated from his wife Yael Cohen.
The music mogul, 40, joined the seven-day Hoffman Process program in LA last October, reports Page Six, before ending his seven-year marriage to a South African mining heir, 34.
According to its website, the £3,500 Hoffman Process ‘is a seven-day residential course that helps you discover who you really are, freeing you to make conscious choices that will improve your relationships with those around you.’
Problem? Scooter Braun reportedly went on a ‘spiritual retreat’ in the months before he allegedly ‘separated’ from his wife Yael Cohen; they were pictured last month at Dave’s season two premiere in LA
Talking about why he’s taking the retreat on Jay Shetty’s On Purpose podcast, he said: ‘My wife and I started hearing all kinds of rumours, like'[Scooter] gone mad.’
‘But that’s not it. It feels like I’m not present in my life, and [feeling] like the people around me who love me, I feel their heartache.
‘Because, one, we all come with our own traumas, and strangely our traumas match, and… I can’t fix it. And I’m a problem solver. Ever since I was a kid, I was the one who would make it okay for everyone. And I can’t fix the current situation.’
Hard: The music mogul, 40, entered the seven-day Hoffman Process program in LA last October, reports Page Six, before ending his seven-year marriage to a South African mining heir, 34
He continued: ‘A very dark thought popped into my head — ‘I’m not enough;’ the last ‘I shouldn’t be here.’ I immediately thought – what are you doing here? And I never go that dark. And I signed up for Project Hoffman the next day.’
Later on the podcast, Braun said that he had made plans to go to the Napa facility four times in the past and canceled each time, but he explained why he ultimately decided to go.
‘You know what happened? My wife Yael, and my children,’ he said. ‘I learned that I love someone more than I do, and loving them makes me do the job.’
A representative for Scooter was contacted by MailOnline for comment.
The Hoffman process is popular with celebrities such as Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato all attending the course.
Top of his game: Scooter represents many top pop stars including Justin Bieber whose career he helped launch and with whom he was photographed in January 2020
Scooter allegedly separated from his wife Yael after seven years of marriage, it was reported last week.
A source told Page Six that although they spent time away from the relationship ‘They are friends’ and have no intention of getting a divorce.
Meanwhile an insider told TMZ that the couple may not be living apart at the moment despite more than a month of marital problems.
Scooter represents top pop stars such as Justin Bieber – whose career he helped launch – as well as Ariana Grande, J Balvin and Demi Lovato.
He and Yael, a mining heir originally from South Africa, share three children – Jagger, six, Levi, four, and Hart, two.
Longtime partnership: His clients also include Ariana Grande whom he described attending the MTV Video Music Awards in 2014
According to sources who spoke to TMZ, the couple is hoping to mend the rift in their relationship and avoid a permanent breakup.
Scooter, whose real name is Scott, posted a black-and-white photo from his and Yael’s wedding to mark their wedding anniversary this Tuesday.
‘If only for the children you have given me everything. But thanks to you guys I grew, I was pushed to be the best version of myself and keep growing and learning,” he said in his caption.
‘It all happened because you came into my life. 7 years. The adventure has just begun. Thank you Yael. I love you . Happy Anniversary.’
On last week’s episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne denied rumors that she was having an affair with Scooter.
He seems to reject reports that he ‘saw my old Dancing with the Stars partner [Gleb Savchenko], and then I saw Scooter Braun.’
Family problems: He and Yael, a mining heir originally from South Africa, share three children – Jagger, six, Levi, four, and Hart, two
Trying it out: According to sources who spoke to TMZ, the couple hopes to mend the rift in their relationship; they were photographed at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2020
Mocking the allegations as ‘quite ridiculous’ he insisted: ‘I haven’t seen any of them in four and a half, five years.’
Erika, 50, filed for divorce from her husband Tom Girardi, 82, last November and claims he did so without warning her.
Tom has been facing increasing legal issues – including a lawsuit claiming he has not paid the settlement money he owed to the families of the victims of the 2018 Lion Air crash.
A bankruptcy trustee is investigating Tom’s assets amid allegations that he and Erika jointly embezzled settlement money.
‘The adventure has just begun’: Scooter, whose real name is Scott, posted a black-and-white photo from his and Yael’s wedding to mark their wedding anniversary this Tuesday
Last month People reported that Erika’s financial records had been court-ordered from her divorce attorney, owner and accountant.
Meanwhile, Scooter got into an infamous feud with Taylor Swift after her company bought the label that owned the masters for her first six albums.
During the dispute, Taylor denounced Scooter as a ‘manipulative bully’ and he accused his fans of sending death threats to his family.
His company is said to have sold the master for $300 million to an investment firm, according to a report in Variety.
‘Ridiculous as f***’: On last week’s episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Erika Jayne denied rumors she was having an affair with Scooter
Combat: Erika, 50, filed for divorce from husband Tom Girardi, 82, last November and claims he did so without warning her
In her latest leaflet Taylor moves to regain ownership of the songs on her first six albums by cutting new records from all of them.
Meanwhile, Yael was the co-founder of the F*** Cancer organization which was launched in 2009 and later helped her meet her husband.
While attending an event for F*** Cancer with Yael in 2019, she told Hollywire that she first learned about it when she saw her promoting the initiative.
Scooter shared that ‘I saw a TED Talk about Yael talking about F*** Cancer and it made me want to meet him, so, you know, this whole experience – this organization got me married. I have a baby because of this organization.’
Superstar: Meanwhile, Scooter was recently involved in an infamous feud with Taylor Swift which was photographed at the Brit Awards in London this May
The duo married in Whistler, British Columbia in a celebrity-filled affair where they walked down the aisle as Justin sang All You Need Is Love by The Beatles.
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the couple’s famous wedding guests as were Sophia Bush, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
During an interview with British GQ last year Scooter compared his business dealings to his relationship in the sense that ‘marriage is about compromise.’
The gallant tycoon said: ‘If he shuts himself off from me, then I do something to keep him shut. So we talked about it and we went through it.’
As seen at the 2018 Met Gala: Yael was the co-founder of the F*** Cancer organization which was launched in 2009 and later helped her meet her husband.
Side by Side: While attending an event for F*** Cancer with Yael in 2019 (pictured) he told Hollywire he first found out when he saw him promoting the initiative