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Yael Cohen Asks for Joint Custody of 3 Kids as She Responds to Scooter Braun's Divorce Filing

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Scooter Braun, Yael Cohen
Scooter Braun, Yael Cohen

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Yael Cohen and Scooter Braun

Yael Cohen has submitted a response to the divorce papers her estranged husband Scooter Braun filed in July, just days after the couple celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary.

Cohen, 35, cited irreconcilable differences as cause for the split, though a date of separation was listed as TBD, according to documents filed on Dec. 3 and obtained by PEOPLE.

The F— Cancer founder and CEO requested joint legal and physical custody of the three children —Jagger Joseph, 6, Levi Magnus, 5, and Hart Violet, 3 — she shares with Braun, 40. (TMZ reported in July that Braun requested joint custody of their kids as well.)

Cohen also requested spousal support from the music manager, as well as an end to the court's ability to award him support. She also asked that he pay her attorney's fees.

Braun filed for divorce from Cohen in July, seven years after they tied the knot in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada following a January 2014 engagement.

Scooter Braun and Yael Cohen Braun
Scooter Braun and Yael Cohen Braun

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A source told PEOPLE at the time that the pair was dedicated to co-parenting peacefully for the sake of their children.

"They're both heartbroken. They realized they were not going to be able to fix things and they decided to move ahead with the divorce," the insider said. "They're committed to keeping things amicable for the kids. They don't want to have a messy divorce."

Cohen publicly defended Braun in summer 2019 after Taylor Swift slammed him for alleged "incessant, manipulative bullying" after he purchased her musical catalog.

Then in March 2020, Braun raved about Cohen and spoke about his work-life balance on Ashley Graham's podcast Pretty Big Deal.

RELATED: Scooter Braun Files for Divorce from Wife Yael Cohen After 7 Years of Marriage

"I found that people who have a foundation of family — whether it be with the family they make with their friends, the family they start, or the family they already had — they're able to sustain a lot better because that's what really matters," Braun said, later adding, "I don't think I actually figured it out until I met my wife Yael."

"There was my insecurities; I was having a lot of success and I was looking for what validated me. And then when I met her, I realized, between her and the kids, I don't need that validation anywhere anymore," he continued. "I can just do good work and I can try and be kind to people. Other people's issues are not my issue. I can only control my own actions. But she kind of gave me that comfort that I'm enough."

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