Why It's OK If Drake Bell & Josh Peck Aren't Friends Anymore
Not all friendships are meant to last forever. People outgrow each other, and you know what? That's perfectly fine. Take Nickelodeon's Drake Bell and Josh Peck. Apparently, Bell was upset that over the fact that he wasn't invited to Peck's wedding to Paige O'Brien in Malibu, California on Saturday, June 17. Naturally, Bell reportedly went to the best place to vent his frustrations: Twitter
According to E! News, 30-year-old actor tweeted and deleted: "When you're not invited to the wedding the message is clear...True colors have come out today. Message is loud and clear. Ties are officially cut. I'll miss you brotha." Yikes.
OK, it's understandable for Bell to be upset. Surely, he and Peck got close working together on The Amanda Show and their spinoff Drake & Josh for seven years. The two played stepbrothers — how much closer could they get? However, it's 2017. Drake & Josh ended 10 years ago in 2007.
Unless Bell and Peck were regularly in touch with each other and had a real friendship and brotherhood off-screen, what's the big deal about not being invited? Maybe Bell didn't weigh all the variables that go into a wedding — guest lists, location, budget, etc. The day isn't about you, bro.
And it definitely sounds like they have grown apart. In an interview with Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss (via ET), that was released June 19, Peck said fans always ask where Bell is not realizing that the two live separate lives. He said,
"When people see Drake and I together — and it rarely happens just because he's working and I'm working — [people] are like, 'What? What are you doing here?' I have no good answer for people — and I get it all the time, which is like, 'Where's Drake?' I wish I had a better answer, but probably at home? Whole Foods? I don't know.""
Would it have been great to see a Drake & Josh reunion? Of course. Is it the end of the world that Bell wasn't there to witness his TV stepbrother get married? Not really. Maybe Peck is trying to leave his teenage years behind him. It has been a long time. After 10 years, it's about time for Bell to move on, too.