Drake Bell’s ex-wife Janet von Schmeling has made her new boyfriend Instagram official amid her ongoing divorce from the former Nickelodeon star.
The actress shared a cozy mirror selfie with new flame Jim Perez on her Instagram Story while celebrating National Boyfriend Day on Tuesday.
She added a red heart emoji to the photo.
In the photo, Von Schmeling wore a chic navy turtleneck dress with nude heels, and she accessorized with a Louis Vuitton handbag.
Meanwhile, Perez looked handsome in a black suit, tie and sparkly shoes.
The “Picturesque Autumn” actress, 29, filed for divorce from Bell, 37, in April after four years of marriage.
She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split and demanded primary legal and physical custody of their two-year-old son.
Von Schmeling also asked for the Drake & Josh alum to have visitation rights with their baby and also sought spousal support.
Page Six confirmed in January that the couple had split after Bell was caught sniffing balloons in his car while their son sat in the backseat.
Sources tell us von Schmeling “had enough” and moved to Florida with his son.
“They used to have incredibly beautiful times. He needs to focus on being healthy and they will be great parents in the future,” a source told us at the time.
“This is a bad moment for Drake. But he’s a great dad when he’s healthy and sober.”
But things took a turn for Bell when he was reported missing in April after struggling with suicidal thoughts.
A police officer in Orlando, Florida, called 911 and reported that a “celebrity who had an argument with his wife” was texting his family in California saying he was going to “get drunk and hang himself,” according to an audio recording obtained by Page Six at the time. moment.
Bell was found safe later that day, saying he could not be contacted because he had just left his phone in the car.
A week later, von Schmeling filed for divorce.
Bell said he learned that von Schmeling was divorcing him from the news, tweeting that same month: “I found out my wife filed for divorce from TMZ.”
The “Going Away” singer and von Schmeling, who have been romantically linked since at least 2017, secretly married in 2018 and welcomed a son in July 2021.