Earlier than Drake Bell was reported lacking by the Daytona Seaside Police Division, the Drake & Josh alum had his family members anxious.
“There was some communication with relations that brought about concern so they’re anxious about him and on the lookout for him,” a supply solely informed Us Weekly shortly earlier than Bell, 36, was discovered protected and alive within the Florida metropolis. The supply famous that some members of his household didn’t even know when he arrived in Florida — the state the place his estranged spouse, Janet Von Schemling, moved with their baby boy.
The insider added that the previous baby star’s household and mates would not have additional updates and are “all simply listening and ready and hoping” to listen to from Bell.
The DBPD initially revealed in a Thursday, April 13, assertion shared through Fb that the Amanda Show alum had been reported missing. The social media be aware indicated that officers had been trying to find Bell, who was touring by Florida in a grey BMW sedan and was final noticed close by Mainland Excessive College. “He’s thought of lacking and endangered,” the assertion concluded.
Detectives, who had been asking locals to report any sightings of Bell, revealed a number of hours later that the “Found a Way” crooner is “safe” and has been in contact with legislation enforcement officers.
Whereas the supply didn’t know why the California native is in Florida, they informed Us that Bell “does go to” the Southern state steadily.
Bell initially rose to fame as a child star on Nickelodeon, touchdown comedic roles on the community’s The Amanda Present, Drake & Josh, iCarly and the Pretty Odd Mother and father film trilogy. Following a string of common TV, film and music gigs, Bell’s personal life later made headlines lately.
In June 2021, the Yours, Mine & Ours star was accused of attempted child endangerment and disseminating matter dangerous to juveniles. Regardless of initially pleading not guilty, Bell later changed his plea after a 2017 incident.
“I simply need to say immediately that I settle for this declare as a result of my conduct was mistaken,” Bell mentioned throughout his sentencing the next July, when he was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service and remain on probation for two years. “I’m sorry that the sufferer was harmed in any method, however that was clearly not my intention. I take this matter very severely, and once more I simply need to apologize to her and anybody else who might have been affected by my actions.”
Amid the authorized battle, Bell married Schemling in 2018 following 5 years of courting. The pair, who quietly welcomed a son three years later, ultimately split in late 2022.
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With reporting by Andrea Simpson