Drake Bell’s wife, Janet Von Schmeling, has decided to end their marriage as she recently filed for divorce from the actor.
The former “Drake & Josh” star’s estranged wife filed the legal documents this week, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their separation, which occurred back in September according to the documents obtained by TMZ.
The couple, who have been married for four years, share a one-year-old son named Wyatt Bell.
In the divorce filing, Janet is seeking primary legal and physical custody of their child, and is also requesting spousal support. She is asking for Drake to be granted visitation rights to their son.
This divorce filing comes shortly after Drake Bell was reported missing by the police in Florida earlier this month.
A family member had called the authorities, claiming that Drake was threatening suicide in response to child custody issues with Janet. However, Drake was later found safe and sound, and the police took action to ensure he received a mental health evaluation.
The couple’s relationship has been tumultuous in recent months, with reports of custody disputes and other issues. However, this is the first official step towards the dissolution of their marriage, as Janet has now filed for divorce.
Drake Bell rose to fame as a child actor, gaining widespread recognition for his role in the popular Nickelodeon show “Drake & Josh”. He has also pursued a music career and has a significant following on social media. Janet Von Schmeling, on the other hand, has maintained a lower public profile, with limited information available about her background and career.
As news of their impending divorce spreads, fans of Drake Bell and followers of their relationship have expressed surprise and sadness.
Many had hoped that the couple would be able to work through their issues and salvage their marriage, especially for the sake of their young son. However, with the recent filing for divorce, it appears that their relationship has reached a point of no return.
Drake Bell and Janet Von Schmeling’s divorce proceedings will likely unfold in the coming months, and details of their settlement and custody arrangements will be made public.
Until then, fans and the public alike will have to wait and see how this celebrity couple navigates the challenging process of ending their marriage.