Janet Von Schmeling is the wife of Drake Bell, an American actor and musician known for his work on Nickelodeon. The couple got married in 2018 after dating for five years. They share a son named Jeremy Drake Bell.
While Janet may be better known for being Drake’s wife, the 29-year-old is an American model, actress, businesswoman, manager, and TV personality who was born into an upwardly mobile family. Her father, Chief Master Von Schmeling, is a real estate agent, while her mother works as an interior designer.
Janet Von Schmeling Experienced Her Parent’s Divorce As A Child
Janet Von Schmeling is a Paraguayan American, however, she was born in Orlando, Florida in the United States. Her date of birth is registered as June 1, 1994, which makes her 29 years old. Also, being born in the United States, she holds American nationality.
As a little girl, Janet Schmeling spent her time with her family but her parents got divorced when she was very little. As a result, she was raised by her stepmother, Barbara, and her father, Von Schmeling. She has one brother from her mother, Matthew Von Schmeling, who is an actor and model. Also, she was raised with her step-siblings; Hermann and Victoria Von Schmeling.
Moreso, the actress is said to be very close to her father and her stepmother. Though she left to be with her birth mother at some point, she came back home after three years. Her father, Von Schmeling, is reportedly a martial artist and Janet also trained as one. She participated in a couple of martial arts tournaments in high school and college.
As regards her educational background, Janet is well-read. The details of her elementary and high school are not available to the public but she holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. This model also bagged a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the same university.
Janet Von Schmeling Became Drake Bell’s Wife Following A Secret Wedding Ceremony
Janet Von Schmeling is a married woman. She has been married to actor and Nickelodeon star, Jared Drake Bell since 2018. The couple had a secret wedding for personal reasons and only revealed that they have been married for about three years in July 2021 when Drake Bell posted it on his Twitter account. The actors have a child together and are happily enjoying each other’s love.
With regards to how they met, no one of them has mentioned it to the public. However, some media sources have it that they have been together since 2014 while others allege that they met in 2017, however, neither Janet nor her husband has either confirmed or refuted any of these reports.
Regarding when they eventually got married, some sources have it that Janet Von Schmeling and Jared Drake Bell tied the nuptial knot in 2019 after Drake proposed to Janet in 2018. These sources also claimed that the lovebirds were set to walk down the aisle by December 2018, however, the wedding was postponed because of Janet’s ill health. This too is yet to be confirmed by the celebrity couple.
Currently, the Street Ships actress lives in the United States with her family.
Janet Von Schmeling Started Acting At Age 4
As a child, Janet Von Schmeling had a flair for the entertainment industry. When she was 4 years old, she started performing in several advertisements for Disney World and Sea World. Additionally, she has been featured in over 18 commercials for the State Farm Insurance Company, Comcast Cable TV, and many more.
In 2015, she made her entry into the movie industry as an actress. She acted as Lane in The Greys. The University of Florida alum also played a role in the famous Just Jenna. Since then, she has been featured in many movies and TV programs. Some of them are Suspense, Fox Pointe, Street Ships, Tribal – Proof of Concept, Sorry For Your Loss, and lots more.
However, Janet only became popular after she acted as Tawny in a TV series, Painting Autumn. Currently, she is a producer in Hollywood and also serves as the producer and manager of Decibel Media Group.
Drake Bell’s Wife Is Also A Model
Aside from being an actress, Janet Von Schmeling works as a full-time model. After her debut movie in 2015, she worked as a fashion model for Converse shoes and Vans shoes. She has also been featured in a couple of magazine articles and adverts. Furthermore, the celebrity wife has been in adverts for some fashion brands like Dena Burton. She has also signed a lot of contracts as a model with many popular agencies.
Janet’s Husband, Drake Bell Was Charged With Attempted Child Endangerment
In 2021, Jared Drake Bell was charged with attempted child endangerment and distribution of harmful material to minors. The case was with a teenage girl he met online while she was 15 years old. The victim claimed that Drake had shared adult content and had sexual intercourse with her. She said the actor took advantage of her at the 2017 concert venue in Cleveland and in a hotel room.
In his defense, the Nickelodeon star stated that he wasn’t aware of the girl’s age. He acknowledged that his actions were irresponsible and rash. However, he made it clear that his interactions with the victim were only via text message. He insisted on not having any physical contact with the girl.
In July 2021, Drake pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against him. According to him, he accepted the charges because his actions were wrong. As a result, he has been sentenced to two years probation and 200 hours of community service in California.
On another note, Bell is yet to serve the jail term. The public isn’t aware if he will still serve the term and at the moment, he is living his life with his family.