Michelle Trachtenberg is in a relationship with her talent agent Jay Cohen… after she jokingly wore an engagement ring to endorse Joe Biden
Michelle Trachtenberg has reportedly found love with her longtime talent agent Jay Cohen.
The 34-year-old Buffy The Vampire Slayer actress and her agent at the Gersh Agency have been ‘dating for over a year,’ a source revealed to Us Weekly on Friday.
The news comes shortly after the star joked about getting engaged on Instagram early on Friday.
New love: Michelle Trachtenberg, 34, has been dating her talent agent Jay Cohen for ‘over a year,’ a source revealed to Us Weekly on Friday; pictured in February in West Hollywood
Another insider revealed that Cohen is Trachtenberg’s agent at Gersh.
She signed with the agency back in 2014, though it’s unclear if Cohen has been working for her the whole time.
Cohen previously made his name as a film producer and worked on movies including Mad Money (2008) and the Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway–starring Bride Wars (2009).
Before their relationship had even been reported, Michelle set of engagement rumors when she shared a black and white photo of herself wearing what appeared to be a large diamond engagement ring.
Trickster: Trachtenberg shared a photo of herself with an engagement ring on Friday, before revealing she was just getting attention to endorse Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Fooled them: After some of her friends and former colleagues, including Sarah Michelle Gellar and Tia Mowry, tried to congratulate her, she replied ‘April fools’
‘I picked the right one,’ she wrote in her caption, before claiming it was all a ruse.
‘Now that I have your attention. I know @joebiden @kamalaharris and I will be very happy together. #vote,’ she wrote, adding a blue heart to represent the Democratic Party.
Despite spelling it out in her caption, many of Michelle’s friends seemed to have missed the message.
Her friend and Buffy co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar commented, ‘My baby,’ but Michelle simply replied, ‘April fools day?’ with a red heart emoji.
Her friend Tia Mowry also commented approvingly with a string of emojis, to which Michelle wrote, ‘April Fools,’ before copying the same response to any of her friends who congratulated her.
History: Prior to dating Cohen, Trachtenberg was linked to actor Shawn Ashmore from 2004–2006, and she dated Scott Sanford between 2008 and 2010; shown in 2018
Big break: After first appearing on the soap opera All My Children, she broke out with a recurring role on Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Prior to dating Cohen, Trachtenberg was linked to actor Shawn Ashmore from 2004–2006, and she dated Scott Sanford between 2008 and 2010.
Trachtenberg first rose to fame in the 1990s while still a child actress.
After first appearing on the soap opera All My Children, she broke out with a recurring role on Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which she followed up by playing the title role in the 1996 Harriet The Spy film, also starring Rosie O’Donnell.
She followed that film up by starring opposite Matthew Broderick in the Inspector Gadget movie (1999).
She pursued more mature roles starting with her main cast role on Buffy The Vampire Slayer in the final three seasons.
Quick ascent: Her first starring film role was as the title character in Harriet The Spy, and she would later join the cast of Buffy The Vampire Slayer