Who is Mayim Bialik’s friend? All about Jonathan Cohen

Mayim Bialik and her boyfriend Jonathan Cohen are partners in both life and business.

The couple met at a toddler birthday party over 10 years ago and bonded over their shared passion for mental health awareness. They eventually started dating and in January 2021 they started their podcast, Mayim Bialik’s breakdown, which Cohen will co-host and serve as executive producer. That big bang theory Star was previously married to Michael Stone from 2003 to 2012.

While Bialik and Cohen don’t share too much about their relationship publicly outside of the podcast, and not much is known about the couple’s early days, it’s clear that they’re a power duo in more ways than one.

Read on to learn more about Mayim Bialik’s friend and podcast co-host Jonathan Cohen.

He’s a creative

Cohen is a writer, poet, producer, and “futurist,” according to his bio on the podcast website. He has an MFA and has worked in both the entertainment industry and wellness for some time. He also received a BFA in Film, Cinema and Video Studies from the University of Victoria.

He helped design an app

With over 20 years of training in mindfulness and healing, Cohen serves as the CXO and Creative Director of Lotic.ai, an app designed to help users become more self-aware. Lotic.ai uses “artificial intelligence, data science, and behavioral science to help individuals live their future better than they are today.” The company has partnered with various brands including Samsung, Whirlpool and Ford.

he is a father

Like Bialik, who shares sons Miles and Frederick with ex-husband Stone, Cohen is a devoted parent. He has a son and moved to California from Toronto to be closer to him, he revealed on Instagram in 2018.

“This is the beginning of a great adventure. For the second time in 5 years I threw off most of my personal belongings and headed west (this time to be closer to my son),” he captioned the post.

He and Bialik started their podcast during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The former child actor told forbes in 2021 that the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic was part of the initial inspiration for her podcast Break down.

“To be honest, 2020 has been an amazing year and my partner Jonathan and I have a shared passion for mental illness and mental health education,” she explained. “So many more people are either having incidents of mental health problems or they have experienced intense anxiety for the first time in their lives. So many people didn’t even know what to call it or what it was or what to do about it. So we decided to start a podcast to explore all the aspects of mental health that many of us aren’t told about Mayim Bialik’s breakdown was born.”

The podcast launched in early 2021 and has since welcomed a host of celebrity guests including Steve-O, Justin Long, Margaret Cho and more.

They each bring their own expertise to the show

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Break down examines all facets of mental health, both from an emotional and a scientific perspective. Bialik, who has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, the said Jewish News Syndicate that she and her boyfriend have very different perspectives on mental health, adding that they can both bring to the podcast.

“My partner Jonathan Cohen and I are working on this together; we are creative and writing partners,” he says Danger! shared co-host. “One thing we talk about on the podcast is loneliness for people who are struggling with it. He’s a writer and I’m a neuroscientist, so I’ll do the science piece.”

The show is described as a “quirky, informative, and interactive podcast that debunks the myths and misconceptions surrounding mental health and emotional well-being.”

He doesn’t take himself too seriously

Bialik and Cohen are active on social media and occasionally share funny moments from their lives together. In June 2022, Bialik posted a video of Cohen helping with chores, and fans had mixed opinions about his vacuuming skills. However, Cohen didn’t take the criticism to heart, even commenting that he plans to get Bialik back and saying a “response video” was coming.

He and Bialik love to “trash talk” each other

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With Bialik’s long career on sitcoms, it’s no surprise their relationship is filled with humor. The pair often tease each other – for fun, of course.

“Jonathan and I talk about trash all the time. I’ve never dated a person who talks so much rubbish,” Bialik said during an episode of her podcast. “It’s fun… Sometimes my feelings get hurt…”

Cohen jumped in, adding: “It was your fault! You said to me early on, ‘Never let a joke happen.’ ”

Communication is blocked

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The two have mastered the art of communication, as their podcast proves.

In one episode, Bialik asked her boyfriend what he hears when she asks him questions like “Are you okay?” and “What do you want to do tonight?” and his answers were spot on. With “over two decades of mindfulness training,” he’s clearly able to listen to his partner on a deeper level.

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