From dynamic duo to frenemies! Drake Bell and Josh Peck skyrocketed to fame after their hit Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh premiered in 2004. All through 4 seasons and two made-for-TV films, they starred as two utterly reverse teenagers who grew to become stepbrothers that have been pressured to share a room.
Whereas Bell and Peck, each 30, have been buddies throughout filming, the pair appeared to have drifted after wrapping the sequence in 2007. Bell wasn’t invited to Peck’s June 2017 nuptials to Paige O’Brien, and took to Twitter to trace that he was peeved. “True colours have come out as we speak,” he wrote in since-deleted tweet. “Message is loud and clear. Ties are formally minimize. I’ll miss you brother.”
A supply informed Us Weekly on the time that they haven’t spoken in three years. “Josh was actually damage,” the insider claims. “They aren’t shut anymore and Josh had a really small marriage ceremony.”
A number of months later, Bell confirmed to Us that that they had labored out their variations and have been in an excellent place.
“It’s fascinating, we’re really nearer than we’ve been shortly … It’s completely nice. It’s all love. We’re brothers, man,” the musician informed Us in September 2017. “We’ve been working collectively for 18 years, perhaps even longer now. So we’ve had our ups, we’ve had our downs, it’s like we’re actual brothers. It’s form of that sibling rivalry and sibling love and it’s the entire thing.”
Bell, who nonetheless believed that his response was “utterly justifiable” revealed how the pair made amends.
“We bumped into one another on the VMAs. It was cool as a result of I had known as him and we have been speaking about assembly up. And that’s all the time form of nerve-racking. ‘What am I going to say? The place are we going to satisfy? The experience over?’ So I used to be actually completely happy that it occurred organically,” he shared. “And he simply form of walked up behind me and I used to be like, ‘Oh. Now we have to take care of this proper now.’ And so we have been capable of discuss and hash it out and it’s all good.”
In June 2021, The Amanda Present alum was arraigned and charged with two prison counts of tried endangering kids and disseminating matter dangerous to juveniles. Bell initially pleaded not responsible however later modified his plea throughout his pretrial listening to.
The California native was sentenced to 2 years probation the next month and Peck informed Selection that the state of affairs was “unlucky.”
Scroll all the way down to relive the costars’ friendship by way of the years: