AceShowbiz - Actor Drake Bell has been secretly married for almost three years - and has a baby.
Fans were shocked to see photos of the "Drake & Josh" star kissing a mystery woman and carrying a baby at Disneyland in California last week (ends25Jun21), and now he has revealed all in a tweet, explaining he's married and a dad.
"In response to various rumors that are incorrect, I have been married for almost 3 years, and we are blessed to be the parents of a wonderful son," he wrote. "Thank you very much to all my fans around the world for your good wishes."
The news comes just days after Bell pleaded guilty to felony attempted child endangerment of a 15 year old, as well as a misdemeanour charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, relating to an incident dating back to December 2017.
Police in Cleveland, Ohio took the star into custody on 3 June (21), and he has since entered a plea deal.
His sentencing is scheduled for 12 July (21), when he may receive a jail term ranging from six months to two years and/or a hefty fine.
Besides facing child endangerment charge over an alleged inappropriate chat with an underage girl that was at times sexual in nature, Drake Bell was accused of abuse by a former girlfriend.
The actor, however, denied any wrongdoings. While he admitted they "called each other terrible names" following their breakup, he claimed she "still felt close enough to me just last year that she was comfortable reaching out to ask me to provide her with financial support during a tough time (which I did)."