Disgraced star Drake Bell ‘separates’ from wife Janet Von Schmeling as he ‘enters treatment’


Former child star Drake Bell and his wife Janet Von Schmeling ‘separated and are headed to divorce, according to Page Six.

The Nickelodeon star, 36, reportedly began treatment, weeks after he was seen inhaling balloons with their son in the car.

 Janet, also an actress, ‘had enough’ per the outlet’s sources, and has moved back to Florida with their son.

The reported separation and treatment comes while the actor is currently serving a two-year probation for child endangerment. 

Dailymail.com has reached out to his rep for comment. 

The latest: Former child star Drake Bell and his wife Janet Von Schmeling separated and headed to divorce, according to Page Six; seen September 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills

Insiders for Page Six revealed he entered treatment, over two weeks after he appeared to be sucking on a balloon in the front seat of his parked car in LA – with their son in the backseat.

Drake, who is known for his roles on Drake & Josh and appearances on The Amanda Show, was reportedly inflating and deflating a balloon inside his car for more than thirty minutes outside his home.

It is unclear what, if any substance was inside the balloon.

He took out his sleeping son from the car seat in the back and took him inside the house. 

News: The Nickelodeon star, 36, reportedly entered treatment, weeks after he was seen inhaling balloons with their son in the car; seen June 27, 2017 in LA

News: The Nickelodeon star, 36, reportedly entered treatment, weeks after he was seen inhaling balloons with their son in the car; seen June 27, 2017 in LA

Drake was seen the following day heading to a local vape shop; he left the shop with a bag of items and was seen parked under a tree for 15 minutes in his car sucking on a balloon for nearly 15 minutes.

He then went to a local Del Taco and then headed home. 

‘They had some incredible beautiful times before. He needs to focus on being healthy and they’ll be great co-parents in the future,’ the insider said.

‘It’s a bad moment in time for Drake. But he is a great dad when he is healthy and sober,’ the source added. 

Page Six reported that Janet, 28, moved back to Florida with their son, closing in on a home there.

She reportedly is getting support from her family.

Drake and Janet first start dating in 2013 and they got married five years later in 2018. 

Drake is currently servicing a two year probation for child endangerment for endangering a girl’s welfare when she was just 15.

December: Insiders for Page Six revealed he entered treatment, two weeks after he appeared to be sucking on a balloon in the front seat of his parked car in LA - with their son in the backseat; seen December 7, 2022

December: Insiders for Page Six revealed he entered treatment, two weeks after he appeared to be sucking on a balloon in the front seat of his parked car in LA – with their son in the backseat; seen December 7, 2022

Troubled: Drake was seen the following day heading to a local vape shop; he left the shop with a bag of items and was seen parked under a tree for 15 minutes in his car sucking on a balloon for nearly 15 minutes

Troubled: Drake was seen the following day heading to a local vape shop; he left the shop with a bag of items and was seen parked under a tree for 15 minutes in his car sucking on a balloon for nearly 15 minutes

Bell was sentenced in July 2021 to two years probation and 200 hours of community after pleading guilty to child endangerment charges. 

Authorities have said a 15-year-old girl attended one of Bell’s concert in Cleveland in 2017 and contacted Toronto police in October 2018 about being sexually assaulted.

Toronto authorities then forwarded its findings to Cleveland police, prompting an investigation.

They found that Bell and the girl had ‘developed a relationship’ online prior to the concert, during which Bell sent the girl ‘inappropriate social media messages.’

He was later charged with attempted endangering a child because he ‘violated his duty of care’ and created a risk of harm for the victim, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Tyler Sinclair explained at the time.

During his virtual sentencing last year, the victim read her impact statement and claimed she performed oral sex on the star when she was 15-years-old.

‘These are crimes that are unforgivable and inexcusable,’ she said. ‘They cannot be taken back. He was calculating, he preyed on me and sexually abused me. He is a monster and a danger to children.

‘I’m kindly asking you to send a powerful message that these crimes are never okay, no matter who a person is,’ the victim continued.

She went on: ‘And he can give me that look all he wants but he knows exactly what I’m talking about.’

‘He is the epitome of evil,’ she said. ‘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 a pedophile and that is his legacy.’

He seemed visibly shocked at the accusation and in response, the victim addressed him directly saying: ‘Don’t look at me like that!’

Mug shot: He was later charged with attempted endangering a child because he 'violated his duty of care' and created a risk of harm for the victim, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office spokesperson Tyler Sinclair explained at the time; seen in his 2021 mug shot

Mug shot: He was later charged with attempted endangering a child because he ‘violated his duty of care’ and created a risk of harm for the victim, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Tyler Sinclair explained at the time; seen in his 2021 mug shot

Bell then addressed the court himself, saying: ‘I just want to say today I accept this plea because my conduct was wrong.’

‘I have taken this matter very, very seriously,’ he added. ‘I just want to apologize to her and anyone else who may have been affected by my actions.’

The Nickelodeon star had pleaded guilty to felony attempted child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles just one month before.

And during his sentencing, his attorney made sure to note that he had not been charged with the more serious crimes of sexual assault and pedophilia that the victim alleged in her impact statement.

Months later, Bell tried to downplay his conviction in a groveling Instagram video.

‘Most of the news you’ve heard recently is entirely false and wrong,’ he said.

‘I feel that you deserve, and I owe you, an explanation, he continued. ‘I didn’t change my name.’ 

‘I know that this has moved very quickly for you, but for me, it’s been a three-year, thorough investigation into every false claim that has been made.’

‘And, it’s not me telling you that the claims are false, but the state of Ohio has proven the claims to be false.

‘If these claims were remotely true, my situation would be very different. I would not be here at home with my wife and my son.’

He went on to say, ‘But that being said, I am not perfect, and I make mistakes.’

‘I responded to a fan, whose age I didn’t know, yet when I became aware of their age, all conversation and communication stopped.’

‘This individual continued to come to shows and pay for meet and greets, all while I was unaware that this was the same person I was communicating with online, and that’s what I plead guilty to.

‘It was reckless and irresponsible text messages. I want to make clear there were no sexual images, nothing physical between me and this individual.’

He added, ‘I was not charged with anything physical. I was not charged with disseminating her images or anything like that. This was strictly over text messages.

‘And when I was presented with a plea deal, because of the messages, I felt that this was the best way to get this over quickly, and for everyone involved to be able to move on. And for me to get back to doing what I love, and that is making music for you.’

‘I want to thank you, for um, to everyone who saw through 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 off the bat. It’s a lot of clickbait. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions. I just want to say thank you to everyone for sticking by me. I love you and I’ll see you soon.’

The former child star has run into trouble with the law before, after being sentenced to four days jail time in 2015 for driving while intoxicated, which was his second DUI conviction in a six-year time period. 

Former: The former child star has run into trouble with the law before, after being sentenced to four days jail time in 2015 for driving while intoxicated, which was his second DUI conviction in a six-year time period; seen on Drake &  Josh in 2008 with Henry Winkler and Josh Peck

Former: The former child star has run into trouble with the law before, after being sentenced to four days jail time in 2015 for driving while intoxicated, which was his second DUI conviction in a six-year time period; seen on Drake &  Josh in 2008 with Henry Winkler and Josh Peck

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