The world has a lot of problems at the moment. Nuclear war is on the horizon, the world leaders are completely off the rails and to make matters worse, Drake and Josh have fallen out. I know, right? Drake and Josh! Name a more iconic duo. Sadly, if rumours are to be believed, the step-brotherly bond that held the two characters together on the show doesn’t exist in real life.
First, the backstory. Drake Bell and Josh Peck were the iconic duo behind the hit TV programme, Drake and Josh (see what they did there?) The programme, which followed the everyday lives of two step brothers with differing personality traits, was immensely popular and even got commissioned for two films. The pair shot to fame in the mid noughties and their programme is often regarded as one of the best to grace Nickelodeon – due to its appeal to both adults and children. However, like all good things, the show had to come to an end. And so, it seems, did their relationship.
Strangely, in the weeks building up to this monumental event, the iconic duo seemed like they were on good terms. In 2016, they reunited for the show Grandfathered where they even made reference to the Nickelodeon show by saying their catchphrase: “Hug me brotha!” Not only this, but literally a matter of weeks ago, both actors shared the same image on social media within days of each other.
Everything seemed so rosy. So perfect. What happened, guys?
As the actors grew up, they also grew apart. Off went the flab from Josh, who looks unrecognisable from the show, and in swooped Paige O’Brien who he got engaged to in 2016. They married on Saturday during a ceremony in Malibu and whilst fans were quick to congratulate Peck on his wedding, they noticed that one major thing was missing from the photos: Where was Drake?
Drake, it turns out, was not invited to the wedding. That’s right, in what has to be one of the biggest celebrity scandals of all time, Josh ignored his former co-star when looking through his list of people to invite. Maybe it was an accident? Maybe he was too busy picking the crockery and feeling different textures of paper? Maybe he thought Drake would know that he was invited? They are fake brothers after all. WRONG.
In a series of now deleted tweets, which have been screenshotted by eagle-eyed fans, Drake had some pretty strong words about his co-star and loyalty.
“When you’re not invited to the wedding the message is clear,” he tweeted. “True colors have come out today. Message is loud and clear. Ties are officially cut. I’ll miss you brotha.”
“Loyalty is key,” Bell also reportedly said. “ALWAYS remember where you came from.”
Strong stuff from Drake there. While this story is undoubtedly a tale of lies and deceit, one thing I will never understand is why celebrities head to Twitter, a public platform where millions of people are watching you, to air their dirty laundry. C’mon guys, keep it to yourselves.