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The mother of a 15-year-old social media star revealed that her daughter’s recent Las Vegas marriage to her boyfriend, 16, was just for “clickbait,” published in a sponsored YouTube video. Although the questionable stunt quickly caught heat online, the mother says that the teenagers are “assigned” to the future of their relationship — although she refused to comment on the rumor that her daughter was pregnant.
Danielle “Dani” Cohn rose to Internet fame on the Musical.ly (now part of the TikTok and now commands a following of 3.5 million users on Instagram and 1.2 million on YouTube, BuzzFeed reports.
On 13 April, the teen fans are shocked by the sharing of a video clip, called “We got married” on her YouTube page, that has since been viewed almost three million times. In the images, Cohn “marriage” with her friend Mikey Tua in a ceremony o.l.v. an Elvis-imitator.
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Although the teen lovers were all smiles as they went through the motions of tying the knot, the fans were not left laughing.
“This is way out of hand now,” one video commenter said.
“Middle-school students after a week of dating,” another joked.
“On this episode of Dr. Phil,” another cynic smirked.
“Bro, April Fools is over,” one hit in comparison to the stunt Justin and Hailey Bieber’s April Fools’ joke that they were pregnant.
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In the days since, Cohn’s mother, Jennifer, told BuzzFeed that she feels “pretty sad that this has become a huge deal if her daughter still has to do with resistance and the spot for the clip.
“It was a YouTube video like most YouTube people do for clickbait,” Jennifer, who serves as Cohn the manager said. “She is determined to her best friend in Vegas … legally they can’t get married.”
“People joke and do all kinds of stuff on the internet,” she continued to muse, although she did not respond to BuzzFeed, “multiple questions” about Cohn self-perpetuated rumor that she is pregnant.
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Just a few days before Cohn’s legions of followers were left scratching their heads as they posted a picture on Instagram of Tua kissed her bare belly; Tua then tweeted “Expected 08/14/19.”
None of the teens has publicly on the matter on social media since.