Janet Von Schmeling has officially filed for divorce from Drake Bell after nearly 10 years together. Court documents indicate they separated back in September 2022 and have been involved in a custody battle for several months. She decided to file for divorce earlier this week, citing ‘irreconcilable differences.’
Drake and Janet started dating back in 2013 and chose to keep their relationship as private as possible for as long as possible. It wasn’t until July 2021 that the former couple confirmed they recently welcomed a son together and had been married for three years – tying the knot in a private ceremony in 2018.
Their son, Wyatt, was born sometime in 2021 and will be turning two years old later this year. According to the recent divorce filing, Janet is seeking primary legal and physical custody of Wyatt – as for Drake, she wants him to have visitation rights over the child. Not only that, but Janet wants spousal support.
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Divorcing Drake Bell comes just one week after he was reported missing by his brother, Robert – who contacted the police department after Drake sent suicidal text messages to his mother. Robert tried to reason with Drake, but didn’t feel his efforts were working and decided to contact authorities for help.
The Daytona Beach Police Department listed him as missing on April 13 and said ‘he should be traveling in a 2022 grey BMW’ and his last known location was by Mainland High School at 9:30 p.m. the night before. They considered him ‘missing and endangered’ due to the information provided by Robert.
Robert described his brother as ‘distraught’ and confirmed he made ‘suicidal statements’ while texting with his mother – including wanting to drink excessively and hang himself because he didn’t want to live anymore. He was allegedly in Florida to visit his wife and talk about their custody agreement for Wyatt.
It also came just two days after Drake Bell was seen at SeaWorld with his son, Wyatt. Bell was even approached by a fan, who described Bell as ‘nice and soft-spoken’ – adding that he seemed fine at the time. Of course, Drake was found on Thursday and authorities performed a mental health evaluation.
Drake Bell Tweets About the Recent Incidence
After being found and speaking with police on Thursday, Drake Bell didn’t hesitate to share his feelings about the whole ordeal. “You leave your phone in the car and don’t answer for the night and this?” the 36-year-old tweeted on Thursday evening – which would explain his going MIA, but not the suicidal texts.
Over the next few days, he also responded to several comments on Twitter regarding his child endangerment case. “Noooo Immmm Nooooooottttt!!!! You people are going to kill me,” he said of one user calling him a registered sex offender. He has previously stated that he isn’t a registered sex offender.
“Nooooo I wasn’t!! You people are destroying my life,” he tweeted at another user, who said ‘he was ordered by the court to be placed on the registry. Multiple sources confirm’ – again denying being on the registry. He shared a similar sentiment to another user who said, “let’s not forget he’s a pedo.”
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“It truly blows my mind how mean people are on here to people clearly dealing with mental health issues. It’s unreal how cruel you all can be,” Bell tweeted on April 20. He also released a new song called ‘Going Away.’ “I found out my wife filed for divorce from TMZ…check out my new song” he tweeted on April 21.
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