How Old Is Danielle Cohn? The Mystery Of Her Real Age And Birth Certificate Explained

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How Old Is Danielle Cohn? The Mystery Of Her Real Age And Birth Certificate Explained

Danielle "Dani" Cohn is one of the biggest names on social media.

The YouTuber, whose real age and date of birth has been the subject of considerable online controversy, currently has 18 million followers on TikTok, 4.7 million followers on Instagram, and 1.74 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, which includes plenty of vlogs featuring her on-and-off (apparently currently on-again) boyfriend, fellow YouTuber Mikey Tua.

How old is Danielle Cohn?

Depending on who you believe, Dani Cohn is either 14 or 16 years old, with a birthday of either March 7, 2004 or March 7, 2006.

The most recent developments around the "Little Like Paradise" singer's real age revolve around a series of three videos posted by her estranged father, Dustin Cohn, on his own since-deleted YouTube channel.

In the first video, apply titled "1," Dustin holds up what he claims is a copy of Danielle's birth certificate, saying, "Obviously, she is 14. Just turned 14 on March 7th. She was born on [sic] 2006. Here's the proof."

The next day, Dani Cohn responded in her own video, titled "The Truth About My Dad." Over the course of the video, she describes in great detail a troubling portrait of her father and denying his claims about his age. As Dustin pointed in out in his later videos, however, Danielle did not go so far as to post an alternate birth certificate showing any proof of her having been born in 2004 as she and her mother claim is the actual case.

Dustin's YouTube channel has since been deleted, however it is not currently clear if he deleted the channel himself or if YouTube pulled it.

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Rewinding back a few months, on March 19, Cohn uploaded a video to YouTube — cheekily-named "I Finally Turned My Real Age *Birthday vlog*" — which opens by saying, "Good morning. Welcome to my Sweet 16 vlog!"



A post shared by DANIELLA (@daniellecohn) on Mar 7, 2020 at 10:02pm PST

But not so fast ...

In the comments section of a "Life Update" video Cohn posted on August 27, 2019., one user wrote, "Proof Danielle is 13, go to her mom's old YouTube channel (Jennifer Archambault) and watch her first video then read the description it says my 6 yr old ... etc ... that was in 2012 that means 2019 - 2012 = 7 then 7 add 6 = 13, voila."

Sure enough, said video is indeed there with said comment, and it shows as having been originally posted on June 23, 2012.

Recalculating for the current date, if Cohn was six on June 23, 2012, she would have turned 14 on her most recent birthday.


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Of course, this calculation dropped just after the first time a Florida birth certificate rumored to have been leaked by her father, Dustin Cohn surfaced showing her birthday as March 7, 2006.

Again, if that document is proven to be valid, it means Danielle Cohn's real age is, as mentioned above, just 14 years old.

Back in the Fall of 2019, a controversy emerged around the question of Cohn's real age.

Despite the description on her YouTube channel's "about" page, which still describes her as "a 15-year-old American actress, model, social media sensation, and recording artist signed with Audity Music," fans have speculated that Cohn may have been as young as 11 years old at the time.

Rummler shared a video made by YouTuber logical, which goes into detail about a theory that Danielle is three years younger than she says she is.

The video opens up showing a page dedicated to Cohn on the site Famous Birthdays, which lists her birthday as March 7, 2004.

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Logical then goes on to build a case leading to her answer to the age mystery with details from Cohn's beauty pageant years.

In 2014, Cohn won the title of Miss Florida Jr. Preteen, in order to qualify for which, she could have been no older than 10-years old at the time. Logical then shows the pageant's page, which states that Miss Florida Jr. Preteen contestants must be between 7 and 9-years old as of January 1 of the year they compete. She does acknowledge, however, that these rules may have been different in 2014.

Up to speed so far?

The video then covers another pageant series from 2012 and 2013, in which Cohn competed for the title of Miss Florida Princess both years. In order to enter in that pageant, you must be between 4 and 6-years old as of January 1.

Logical concludes that Cohn would have to have been at least 6-years old in 2013, which, incidentally, would make her 13-14 years old now.

That fan-theory video alone has already received over 830,000 views.

Considering the obvious public interest, word of the mystery reached Cohn herself.

Rummler also shared Danielle's simple response to the age accusations via a post on Instagram: "Do I look 11?"


Beauty attracts the eye but personality captures the heart

A post shared by DANI (@daniellecohn) on Aug 26, 2018 at 9:25pm PDT

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Cohn seemed to have a good point. It would be hard to believe anyone would assume she is younger than, as opposed to older than, 16.

That said, appearances can be deceiving.

On August 3, 2019, Dani posted a video called "Dressing Up Like A 13-Year Old," in which she mocks the controversy around her age.

As of this date, the birth certificate showing Cohn's age to be 14 has not been verified as real, but one comment left on Cohn's August 2019 video and echoed on Twitter makes a darn good point:

"If you are '15' I’d love to see you get your drivers license next year."

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Who is Dani Cohn dating?

Back on April 11, 2019, Cohn and Tua appeared to have shared a since-deleted pregnancy announcement with her massive Instagram following. And on July 2 of that same year, Cohn uploaded a video to YouTube titled "My Relationship Status," in which she spilled her own tea about whether or not she and Tua were still an item.

"We did just do a prank video where I cheat on him with his best friend," Cohn tells us. "In the video he did kind of run off. I told you guys I don’t know what's happening, he’s really mad at me. We did clear things up after that. But to clear up all the rumors … me and Mikey are still together. We are still dating."

Unfortunately, this happy announcement came just prior to a battle of Instagram stories between Cohn and Tua's parents.

Earlier that day, an Instagram story had been posted to Tua's account by his mom, Katie, stating she and Tua's father could no longer support his relationship with Cohn, and that they had taken away his social media accounts "until we've worked through some legal stuff."

Tua's father followed up with an Instagram story of his own, in which he said, "I LOVE my son very much! All I want is for him to be safe ... with himself and his decision. As parents, we need to protect him from any harm that might come his way. He wants to emancipated and I understand that, but his emancipation can give him prison time. Dani is not 15."

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After a good deal of back and forth about Cohn's real age and possible legal implications for Tua once he turns 18, Cohn and Tua broke up.

Tua later went live on Instagram, sharing the following message: "Dani, if you're watching this, I love you so much, and I always will. I wish for you nothing, nothing in the world but happiness."

In the following months, Cohn confirmed that she is currently single, while refusing to label herself as straight, gay or bi and stating that no, she is not dating a girl, but yes, she is "talking to somebody."

However, in June 2020, Cohn posted a happy anniversary message on Twitter.

"Happy 2 years to my bby," the YouTuber wrote. Though she didn't tag anyone in the tweets, fans assumed she was referencing Tua — and didn't hesitate to call her out for it. 

"Girl it has not been two years u broke up with Mikey and then u dated Ethan and then when Ethan broke up with u. You started dating Mikey that does not count," one Twitter user wrote.

"It’s not two years if you break up and date other people," another user stated simply.

And on June 25, 2020, Cohn uploaded a video titled "Annoying My Boyfriend While He Plays Video Games *He Got Mad*," in which she hugs and dances around an obviously displeased Tua as he tries to continue playing his game.

Why is Danielle Cohen famous?

In addition to entertaining vlogs with everything from morning routines to pranks on her boyfriend, Cohn is a singer.

The official music video for her single "Little Like Paradise" has amassed over 2.1 million views.

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Cohn first rose to fame as a singer through the app, which was popular with young teens before morphing into new-ish social media darling TikTok.

Eventually, the success and opportunities grew so much that Cohn's mom Jennifer quit her job to become her manager. And in March 2017, the family relocated from Orlando to Los Angeles.

That kind of fame, especially through the scrutinizing lens of social media, often comes with a price.

During an interview with BuzzFeed News in February 2018, Cohn opened up about her haters, some of whom have created Instagram pages for the purpose of trolling the young girl.

"It could be because a lot of my clothes are very revealing even though I don’t find it that bad."

She also suggested jealousy as a motive for online backlash, saying, "I think I’m targeted the most due to the fact that I grew very fast on and a lot of people are jealous of that."

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Editor's note: this article was originally posted on August 11, 2018 and has been updated.

Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native who covers trending news, pop culture, crime and celebrity topics.