Scooter Braun ‘secretly checked into an intense psycho-spiritual retreat’


Scooter Braun reportedly checked into a ‘spiritual retreat’ in the months before he allegedly separated from his wife Yael Cohen.

The music mogul, 40, entered the seven-day Hoffman Process program in LA, last October, reports Page Six, before ending his seven year marriage with the South African mining heiress, 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 the people around you.’

Trouble? Scooter Braun reportedly checked into a ‘spiritual retreat’ in the months before he allegedly ‘separated’ from his wife Yael Cohen; they are pictured last month at the Dave season two premiere in LA

Speaking about why he went on the retreat on the Jay Shetty’s On Purpose podcast he said: ‘My wife and I began to hear all kinds of rumors, like ‘[Scooter] has gone crazy.’

‘But it wasn’t that. It was just feeling like I wasn’t present in my life, and [feeling] like the people around me who loved me, I felt their hurt.

‘Because, one, we’re all coming in with our own trauma, and weirdly our trauma was matching up, and … I couldn’t fix it. And I’m a fixer. Since I was a kid, I was the guy who was going to make it OK for everybody. And I just couldn’t fix things in this moment in time.’ 

Difficult: The music mogul, 40, entered the seven-day Hoffman Process program in LA, last October, reports Page Six , before ending his seven year marriage with the South African mining heiress, 34

Difficult: The music mogul, 40, entered the seven-day Hoffman Process program in LA, last October, reports Page Six , before ending his seven year marriage with the South African mining heiress, 34 

He continued: ‘A very dark thought came into my head — the ultimate ‘I’m not enough;’ the ultimate ‘I shouldn’t be here.’ I immediately thought — what are you doing here? And I’ve never gone that dark. And I signed up for the Hoffman Project the next day.’

Later in the podcast, Braun said that he’d made plans to go to the Napa facility four times in the past and canceled each time, but he explained why he finally decided to go.

‘You know what happened? My wife Yael, and my children,’ he said. ‘I learned I love someone more than me, and loving them made me go do the work.’ 

A representative for Scooter was contacted by MailOnline for a comment.  

The Hoffman Process is popular with celebrities like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato all attending courses.  

Top of his game: Scooter represents a slew of top-flight pop stars including Justin Bieber whose career he helped launch and whom he is pictured with in January 2020

Top of his game: Scooter represents a slew of top-flight pop stars including Justin Bieber whose career he helped launch and whom he is pictured with in January 2020

Scooter has allegedly separated from his wife Yael after seven years of marriage, it was reported last week.

A source told Page Six that although they are spending time away from the relationship ‘They’re friends’ and do not intend to get divorced.

Meanwhile insiders informed TMZ that the pair may not even be living apart at the moment despite more than a month of marital trouble.

Scooter represents such top flight pop stars as Justin Bieber – whose career he helped launch – as well as Ariana Grande, J Balvin and Demi Lovato.

He and Yael, a mining heiress who hails from South Africa, share three children – Jagger, six, Levi, four, and Hart, two.

Longtime partnership: His clientele also includes Ariana Grande whom he is pictured with attending the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2014

Longtime partnership: His clientele also includes Ariana Grande whom he is pictured with attending the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2014

According to sources who spoke to TMZ the couple are hoping to repair the rift in their relationship and avoid a permanent break.

Scooter, whose real name is Scott, posted a black-and-white snapshot from his and Yael’s wedding to mark their wedding anniversary this Tuesday.

‘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,’ he gushed in his caption.

‘That all happened because you came in to my life. 7 years. The adventure is just beginning. 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 had an affair with Scooter.

She could be seen dismissing reports that she ‘was seeing my old Dancing with the Stars partner [Gleb Savchenko], and then I was seeing Scooter Braun.’ 

Family matters: He and Yael, a mining heiress who hails from South Africa, share three children - Jagger, six, Levi, four, and Hart, two

Family matters: He and Yael, a mining heiress who hails from South Africa, share three children – Jagger, six, Levi, four, and Hart, two

Trying: According to sources who spoke to TMZ the couple are hoping to repair the rift in their relationship; they are pictured at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2020

Trying: According to sources who spoke to TMZ the couple are hoping to repair the rift in their relationship; they are pictured at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2020

Deriding the conjecture as being ‘silly as f***’ she insisted: ‘I haven’t seen either one of them in four-and-a-half, five years.’

Erika, 50, filed for divorce from her husband Tom Girardi, 82, last November and has claimed she did so without even warning him.

Tom has been facing mounting legal troubles – including a lawsuit claiming has not paid the settlement money he owes to families of victims of the 2018 Lion Air crash.

A bankruptcy trustee is investigating Tom’s assets amid allegations that he and Erika jointly embezzled the settlement money.

'The adventure is just beginning': Scooter, whose real name is Scott, posted a black-and-white snapshot from his and Yael's wedding to mark their wedding anniversary this Tuesday

‘The adventure is just beginning’: Scooter, whose real name is Scott, posted a black-and-white snapshot from his and Yael’s wedding to mark their wedding anniversary this Tuesday

Last month People reported that Erika’s financial records have been court-ordered from her divorce lawyer, landlord and accountant. 

Meanwhile Scooter has been locked in a notorious feud with Taylor Swift after his company bought the label that owned the masters to her first six albums.

Over the course of the dispute Taylor slammed Scooter as a ‘manipulative bully’ and he accused her fans of sending death threats to his family.

His company is said to have sold off the masters for $300 million to an investment company, according to a report in Variety.

'Silly as f***': On last week's episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Erika Jayne denied rumors that she had an affair with Scooter

‘Silly as f***’: On last week’s episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Erika Jayne denied rumors that she had an affair with Scooter 

Embattled: Erika, 50, filed for divorce from her husband Tom Girardi, 82, last November and has claimed she did so without even warning him

Embattled: Erika, 50, filed for divorce from her husband Tom Girardi, 82, last November and has claimed she did so without even warning him 

In her latest broadside Taylor is moving to reacquire ownership of the songs on her first six albums by cutting new recordings of all of them.

Yael meanwhile is a co-founder of the organization F*** Cancer which was launched in 2009 and subsequently helped her meet her husband.

While attending an event for F*** Cancer with Yael in 2019 he told Hollywire that he first became aware of her when he saw her promoting the initiative.

Scooter shared that ‘I saw a TED Talk of Yael talking about F*** Cancer and it made me wanna meet her so, you know, the whole experience – this organization got me married. I got babies because of this organization.’

Superstar: Meanwhile Scooter has lately been locked in a notorious feud with Taylor Swift who is pictured at the Brit Awards in London this May

Superstar: Meanwhile Scooter has lately been locked in a notorious feud with Taylor Swift who is pictured at the Brit Awards in London this May

The duo got married in Whistler, British Columbia at a celebrity-strewn 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 was Sophia Bush, according to The Hollywood Reporter

During an interview with British GQ last year Scooter compared his business affairs to his relationship in the sense that ‘marriage is all about compromise.’

‘The dashing tycoon said: ‘If she’s shutting down on me, then I did something to make her shut down. So we talk through it and we get through it.’

As seen at the 2018 Met Gala: Yael meanwhile is a co-founder of the organization F*** Cancer which was launched in 2009 and subsequently helped her meet her husband

As seen at the 2018 Met Gala: Yael meanwhile is a co-founder of the organization F*** Cancer which was launched in 2009 and subsequently helped her meet her husband

Side by side: While attending an event for F*** Cancer with Yael in 2019 (pictured) he told Hollywire that he first became aware of her when he saw her promoting the initiative

Side by side: While attending an event for F*** Cancer with Yael in 2019 (pictured) he told Hollywire that he first became aware of her when he saw her promoting the initiative



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