The Drake and Josh star made the announcement via his social media after he was photographed this week pushing a stroller with a young woman and a small child in tow at Disneyland. The actor tweeted, in Spanish, "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. Thank you very much to all my fans around the world for your good wishes."
The family outing (and confirmation that he is a father) comes days after The Amanda Show actor reportedly pleaded guilty to two charges of attempted endangering of children and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.
The child star was originally arrested on June 3, in Cleveland, Ohio, for an incident that happened in December 2017, allegedly with a 15-year-old minor. Following an investigation by the Cleveland Division of Police, they found that "the victim, who had established a relationship with Bell several years prior, attended his concert in December 2017. While there, Bell violated his duty of care and, in doing so, created a risk of harm to the victim."
Authorities also found that, months leading up to the concert, the singer "sent the victim inappropriate social media messages that were sexual in nature."
The star originally pled not guilty to the incident and was released on a $2,500 bond. But, at his June 23 court hearing, he very much changed his tune after he agreed to plead guilty.
During the court hearing, the judge explained, "My understanding is there's been a plea agreement reached where the defendant will plead guilty to count one attempted endangering children, a felony in the fourth degree [and] plead guilty to count two: disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a misdemeanor the first degree."
The disgraced star's next hearing is scheduled for July 12 in Cleveland, Ohio.