Drake Bell is believed to have filed for divorce from his wife, Janet von Schmeling, after reading on TMZ. The distraught actor reacted to the news overnight and plugged in his new song, “Going Away.” The headline is poignant because the 36-year-old was declared “missing and endangered” last week. Bell famous for starring in Nickelodeon drake and joshUltimately found to be safe amid mental health concerns.
Von Schmeling filed paperwork to end the marriage on Thursday after four years, citing “irreconcilable differences.” According to People, she is requesting spousal support along with legal and physical custody of the couple’s 1-year-old son. She claims in the documents that they separated in September.
Last week, Florida’s Daytona Beach Police Department announced that officers were searching for Bell (born Jared Drake Bell) after a “falling out” with his wife. Police were concerned about a “possible suicide attempt” after the actor reportedly texted family in California saying he would “get drunk” and end his life at an Orlando hotel, a according to the 911 call entertainment tonight, Bell’s brother, Robert, went to the Daytona Beach police because the amanda show The star reportedly did not want to live due to child custody concerns.
Bell shed light on the situation after her alleged disappearance, writing in a now-deleted tweet: “You leave your phone in the car and don’t answer for the night and this?”
Over the past decade, Bell has been in the news for troubling behavior. In June 2021, he was charged with child endangerment and spreading harmful material to juveniles for developing an inappropriate relationship with a minor. The woman, who was 15 when she started talking, accused him of sexual misconduct, but his lawyer denied the allegations. Ultimately, he pleaded guilty to the endangerment charges and was sentenced to two years’ probation and 200 hours of community service.
Bell was arrested for DUI in 2015 and 2016 and an ex-girlfriend in 2020 accused him Verbal and physical abuse. Bell said this was untrue, calling the claims “a misguided quest for more money or attention”.
In January, Bell reportedly admitted to outpatient treatment for drug abuse.
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255 Or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.