Drake Bell’s wife Janet von Schmeling has filed for divorce from the beleaguered actor a week after he resurfaced after being reported missing.
von Schmeling, 28, said in court documents he reviewed TMZ She and the actor, 36, initially split from each other in September 2022.
The platform reported that von Schmeling said that the reason behind the separation after four years of marriage is irreconcilable differences.
The couple are parents to a one-year-old son, White Bell, whom von Schmeling seeks for primary legal and physical custody of him.
Von Schmeling said she was open to Bell receiving a visit from their son as part of the divorce agreement.
The latest: Drake Bell’s wife Janet von Schmeling, 28, filed for divorce from the beleaguered actor, 36, a week after the actor resurfaced after being reported missing. The former couple was photographed in Los Angeles in February 2017
The news comes a week after the actor took to Twitter on April 13 to express his shock at the widespread news that his family had reported him missing, and officials had issued an alert saying he was missing and endangered.
“You leave your phone in the car and don’t answer all night and that?” Bell wrote on Twitter, with a face accompanied by a tears of joy emoji.
The Newport Beach, California-born artist was reported missing by the family before police found him around 1pm EST on April 13 in Florida.
A source said the Nickelodeon alum “caused a stir” with the family before he was reported missing — and was then found by police hours later. us weekly.
The source said, “There have been some contacts with family members that are causing concern, so they are worried about him and are looking for him.”
The source said some of his relatives weren’t even aware he was in Florida where his estranged wife Von Schimling lives with their young son.
Bill was seen out in public on Tuesday during a trip to SeaWorld in Orlando with his son.
A fan told TMZ that he greeted the actor and that he was “nice and sweet, but he looked so good.” ”
Von Schmeling said that the reason behind the separation after four years of marriage were irreconcilable differences. Pictured in 2017 in Los Angeles
Bell broke his silence last week after he was reported missing and located by authorities, taking to Twitter on Thursday to express his shock at the widespread news that his family had reported him missing. Photo taken in New York City in 2019
He said, “Leave your phone in the car and don’t answer all night and this?” With a face with an emoji accompanied by tears of joy
The Daytona Beach Police Department confirmed earlier: “At this time, we can confirm that law enforcement officials are in contact and that Mr. Bell is safe.”
The series of disturbing events follows years of erratic behavior including multiple DUI arrests and a guilty plea to charges of attempted child endangerment and publication of juvenile harmful material for which he received two years’ probation.
In January, Pell reportedly entered therapy weeks after appearing to be sucking on a balloon in the front seat of his parked car for more than thirty minutes outside his home – with his son in the car.
Soon after, the star and his wife Von Schmeling, also an actress, divorced, and the latter moved to Florida with their son, Jeremy.
Then on Friday, the former kid was seen running errands in his Los Angeles neighborhood, heading to a local vaping store.
He entered the store on his own, wearing a black T-shirt and black slacks with black sneakers, before emerging several minutes later with a shopping bag.
In December, DailyMail.com revealed exclusive photos of Bell, best known for his roles on Drake & Josh and The Amanda Show, inhaling inflated balloons in the front seat of his car parked outside his Los Angeles home.
Wearing a basketball cap and a pair of sunglasses, he was seen inflating and deflating the pink balloon for more than half an hour.
The Daytona Beach Police Department said Bell was last seen traveling in a gray 2022 BMW near Mainland High School just before 9 p.m. on April 12, before he was taken away.
Bell was sentenced to two years in prison and 200 hours of community service for child endangerment in connection with a girl who met him online and attended one of his concerts in Ohio when she was 15 (pictured mugshot June 2021)
The actor was later seen taking his sleeping young son from the back seat of the car and bringing him home. It is unclear what, if any, material is inside the balloons.
The incident occurred while Bell, born Jared “Drake” Bell, was on two years’ probation for endangering the girl’s welfare when she was only fifteen.
Bell was sentenced in July 2021 to two years probation and 200 community hours after pleading guilty to child endangerment charges.
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl who attended one of Bell’s concerts in Cleveland in 2017 contacted Toronto police in October 2018 about being sexually assaulted.
Toronto authorities then forwarded their findings to the Cleveland Police, which triggered an investigation. They found that Bell and the girl had developed an online relationship before the concert, with Bell sending the girl “inappropriate messages on social media”.
He was later charged with attempted child endangerment because he “breached a duty of care” and created a risk of harm to the victim, Tyler Sinclair, a spokesperson for the Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office, explained.
In her impact statement, the victim claimed to have performed oral sex on the star.
“These are unforgivable and unforgivable crimes,” she said. They cannot be returned. He was calculating, he took advantage of me and sexually assaulted me. He is a monster and a danger to children.
She added, “I am asking you to kindly send a strong message that these crimes are not okay, no matter who the person is.”
He can give me this look all he wants but he knows exactly what I’m talking about. It is the epitome of evil. I deserve better than to be used for his sick desires, and for my suffering to be used for his amusement. Jared Drake Bell is fond of children and this is his legacy.
In response, Bell said, “I just want to say today that I accept this petition because my conduct has been wrong.”
He added, “I took this very seriously. I just want to apologize to her and anyone else who may have been affected by my actions.”
During the sentencing, his lawyer made it clear that he had not been charged with crimes more serious than the sexual assault and pedophilia that the victim alleged in the statement of impact.
Bell pleaded guilty to felony attempted child endangerment and to a misdemeanor count of publishing material harmful to minors.
But months later, he tried to downplay his conviction in a mysterious Instagram video.
“Most of the news I’ve heard lately is completely false and false,” he said.
I know this moved fast for you, but for me, it was a three-year thorough investigation into every false claim that was made. And I’m not telling you the allegations are false, but the State of Ohio has proven the claims false.
If these claims were even remotely true, my situation would be very different. I will not be here at home with my wife and son.
He added, “But that being said, I’m not perfect, and I make mistakes.”
“I replied to a fan whose age I didn’t know, but when I found out his age, all conversation and communication stopped.”
The singer I know continued, “This person kept coming to shows and paying for meet and greets, all while I didn’t realize this was the same person I was communicating with online, which I plead guilty to.”
Texting was reckless and irresponsible. I want to make it clear that there were no sexual images, nothing physical between me and this person.
Biel starred in Drake & Josh alongside Josh Peck, who played his sister
Bell, left, was also a star of The Amanda Show, a sketch show starring Amanda Bynes
He added, “I was not accused of anything physical. I was not accused of posting her pictures or anything like that. This was strictly on top of texting.
And when I was offered a plea deal, because of the letters, I felt that was the best way to get this over quickly, and to enable everyone involved to move on. And to get back to doing what I love, and that is making music for you.
“I want to thank you, um, to everyone who saw the lies and did the research and looked at my case and saw it for what it was instead of all this media confusion.”
He concluded, “Don’t believe the media right away. There is a lot of click-baiting out there. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions. I just want to say thank you to everyone for sticking with me. I love you and I’ll see you soon.”
The former child star was sentenced to four days in jail in 2015 for drunk driving, and it was his second DUI conviction in the six-year time period.