Drake Bell and his estranged wife Janet Von Schmeling are heading in the direction of divorce! The American actor’s partner Janet Von Schmeling recently filed for divorce after 4 years of marriage.
According to a report by TMZ, Drake’s wife Janet filed the divorce papers on Thursday. Keep scrolling further to learn the reason behind the separation of the American actor and his wife.
Drake Bell’s wife Janet Von Schmeling files for divorce
Yeah, you read that right. The Drake & Josh alum and his estranged wife Janet Von Schmeling are getting divorced. She filed for divorce from the Hollywood actor just one week after he went missing in Daytona Beach, Florida.
At that point, the Daytona Beach Police Department announced on their official Facebook page that the police authorities were looking for Bell. Later on, he was found safe by the afternoon. Then, the Daytona Beach PD issued a statement that read, “At this time, we can confirm law enforcement officials are in contact, and Mr. Bell is safe.”
It has been reported by the media outlet TMZ, that Janet filed for divorce from Drake earlier in the day on April 20, 2023, Thursday. When we shed some light on the reason behind the pair’s divorce, Von Schmeling cited the usual “irreconcilable differences,” as the cause of their split.
According to the documents obtained by the publication, Von Schmeling is asking for both primary legal and physical custody of the pair’s 2-year-old son, Wyatt. In addition to this, she is also seeking spousal support. She is requesting visitation rights to be granted to Drake.
When did Drake Bell and Janet Von Schmeling decide to go their separate ways?
In January 2023, the media outlet Page Six reported that Drake and Janet had called it quits after the Drake and Josh Go Hollywood alum was spotted out and about in public huffing balloons in his car in the parking lot of a California vape shop, meanwhile, his toddler son sat in the back seat of the car.
Then, a source mentioned that Von Schmeling has “had enough.” The source went on to say, “They had some incredible beautiful times before. He needs to focus on being healthy, and they’ll be great co-parents in the future. It’s a bad moment in time for Drake. But he is a great dad when he is healthy and sober.”
During the same month, a close source told People magazine, that Drake and Von Schmeling were “committed to maintaining a peaceful co-parenting relationship and giving their son the best life possible,” after parting ways at the end of last year.
Over the years, Bell and Janet have kept their romance under the wraps. However, in 2021, the couple confirmed that they were married and that the two of them had welcomed a son via a tweet.
At that time, Drake Bell who is well-known by his stage name Drake Campana tweeted, “In response to various rumors that are incorrect, I have been married for almost 3 years, and we are blessed to be the parents of a wonderful son. Thank you very much to all my fans around the world for your good wishes.”
Drake Bell and Janet Von Schmeling’s love story explored
According to various media outlets, Drake and Von Schmeling started dating in the year 2013. The two of them exchanged their vows in an intimate and private ceremony in 2018. During the course of their marriage, the pair welcomed a son together. They named their son Wyatt.
Here’s all you need to know about Drake Bell (including his early life, acting career, and more)
Drake Bell is an American actor and singer who was born on June 27, 1986, in Newport Beach, California, to Robin Dodson and Robert Bell. His parents got divorced when he was only 5 years old.
Bell kicked off his acting career at the young age of 5. In a media interaction, he said, “I was five, and my dad kind of said, ‘Hey, you wanna be an actor?’ and I said, ‘Sure,’ that kind of thing, you know? I was kind of put into it by my dad but, you know, good. I really love it, and I still do it.”
Drake’s first television commercial was for the brand Whirlpool. He recalled his filming experience and said, “I had to sit under a tree and eat a Popsicle.” He further added, “I thought, ‘I could get used to this.'”
He made his TV debut in the year 1994. At that time, he appeared in an episode of the TV show Home Improvement. Soon after, he starred in the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire. He even bagged a small role in an episode of the show Seinfeld in 1998. He shot to fame in the 2000s when he played the role of Drake Parker in the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh.
Drake Bell has been involved in a few controversies
In the last couple of years, the Yours, Mine and Ours actor has been in the headlines due to his behavior. In the year 2020, his ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt accused him of verbal and physical abuse.
Bell denied the claims pressed against him by his former girlfriend Melissa who is known by her stage name Jimi Ono. Then, Drake stated that he “never abused my ex-girlfriend or did so many of the other things Melissa falsely claimed on her TikTok video.”
In the year 2016, the Bad Kids of Crestview Academy actor was charged with a misdemeanor and he stayed in jail for a day for a 2015 suspicion of DUI (driving under the influence).
In June 2021, Drake was arrested by the cops for child endangerment and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The incident involved a teen girl who was 15 years old at the time. She also accused him of sexual misconduct but his lawyer disputed the allegations. Later on, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced that July to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service.
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