Drake Bell’s wife, Janet von Schmeling, has filed for divorce a week after the actor was reported missing and endangered in Florida (he was later found safe).
according to legal documents obtained by tmzVon Schmeling filed for divorce drake and josh Star earlier this week, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
The documents also show that the couple, who married in 2018 and share a two-year-old son, separated back in September and von Schmeling is seeking primary legal custody of the child. She is also requesting that Bell be granted visitation rights and is seeking spousal support.
Bell was reported missing last week in Daytona Beach, Florida, after an apparent rift with von Schmeling over child custody issues. According to a police report (quoted by tmz), the actor’s brother Robert called the Orlando Police Department to report that Bell was claiming he did not want to live. The Nickelodeon star was later found safe on the afternoon of 13 April.
In a now-deleted tweet, Bell downplayed the incident, writing, “You leave your phone in the car all night and don’t answer for this?” Then the crying laughing face emoji.
Bell, best known for his starring role alongside Josh Peck on Nickelodeon drake and josh, has faced several legal issues in recent years. In 2021, he pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges after being accused of sexual contact and grooming an underage fan. He was sentenced to two years’ probation and 200 hours of community service.
Speaking on the allegations in an Instagram video at the time, Bell said, “Most of the news you’ve heard recently is completely false and incorrect. I think you deserve this, and I want to offer you an explanation.” give,” considering his actions were “reckless and irresponsible,” but he was “unaware” of the girl’s age and only ever interacted with her over text messages.
He continued, “I know it’s moved pretty quickly for you, but for me, it’s been three years, thoroughly investigating every false claim that has been made. And, I’m not telling you That the claims are false, but the State of Ohio has proven the claims to be false. If these claims were even remotely true, my situation would be very different. I would not be here at home with my wife and my son.”
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