Drake Bell’s Wife Files for Divorce After 7 Years of Marriage
Actor and musician Drake Bell‘s wife, Janet Von Schmeling, has filed for divorce from the former Nickelodeon star after being married for seven years.
According to People, a representative for Bell confirmed the news. However, details about the reason for the split are still unknown, and both parties have yet to comment publicly.
According to Yahoo Entertainment, the divorce filing includes a request for joint legal and physical custody of their four-year-old son.
Drake Bell and Janet Von Schmeling got married in 2018 and kept their relationship private. However, they appeared together on a red carpet-event for the first time in November 2019.
The divorce news comes after Bell was recently sentenced to two years probation and 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to charges of attempted child endangerment and disseminating matters harmful to juveniles.
The charges stemmed from a 2017 incident involving a teenage girl. Bell issued a statement apologizing for his actions and said he had taken responsibility for his mistakes.
According to E! Online, Bell’s disappearance from social media following his sentencing led to speculation about the state of his marriage.
However, Von Schmeling’s divorce filing does not mention Bell’s legal troubles. Bell has yet to comment on the divorce news, and whether he will address it publicly is unclear.
Bell rose to fame in the early 2000s for his role on the Nickelodeon series “Drake & Josh.” He has also released several music albums and has appeared in various TV shows and movies.
However, Bell has faced backlash from fans and colleagues in the entertainment industry following his guilty plea and sentencing.