Ever since Josh Peck opted to not invite his former Nickelodeon co-star, Drake Bell, to his wedding earlier this summer, it's been a seemingly never-ending saga of drama from the two no-longer-brotherly co-stars. But finally, it looks like the actors' feud is over—for real, this time! At the MTV Video Music Awards this past weekend, the actors officially made up—with their classic Drake & Josh catchphrase, no less!
In case you need a refresher on this public squabble, in June Peck tied the knot Malibu, California with his bride, Paige O'Brien. Famous friends like the actor's Grandfathered co-star, John Stamos, were there to witness the nuptials, but noticeably missing from the guest list was none other than the groom's on-screen bro Drake Bell. Following the invitation snub, Bell took to Twitter to put Peck on blast, writing in a since-deleted tweet "When you're not invited to the wedding the message is clear," according to Pop Buzz. In another now-deleted tweet, Bell posted "I'll miss ya brotha," along with a throwback pic of himself and Peck. Peck later responded, stating that he and Bell haven't spoken in years, so Bell not making the guest list shouldn't have really come as a surprise.
But yet, the drama continued with fans pulling their Drake & Josh co-star Miranda Cosgrove into the mix, taking to her Instagram to accuse the actress of breaking up the bros. "Why did you steal Drake's invitation, Megan?" a fan commented on a photo of the actress, according to Teen Vogue. Even John Stamos got in on the drama, also taking to the 'Gram to share a pic of himself and Peck, paired with the (albeit hilarious) caption, "I got invited to the wedding and I didn't even want to go."
Finally, things seemed to calm down between the feuding frenemies in July when Bell admitted his wrong to Entertainment Tonight, telling the site, "We've been together 18 years, Josh and me, me and Josh. We've been so close, it was just one of those things where you know, I'd been talking to him, and he's been telling me about the engagement. And then I saw on social media, the wedding, and I didn't hear about it. So, it was just one of those things where it was just like, 'You didn't even tell me?! I had to find out on social media?' And then you're like, 'You know what!? Fine!' and then I'm like, wait, I probably shouldn't have done that."
But now, the Drake & Josh drama is really, really over, as the pair just hugged it out as brothers do. There's even pics for proof!
When they met up on Sunday's MTV VMAs, the former co-stars decided to let bygones be bygones and made up with an adorable hug backstage. "Hug me...,"Peck posted on Twitter, sharing a sweet photo of the encounter, with Bell doing the same on Instagram.
Glad to see this drama has finally been put to bed and our favorite onscreen bros are back together. Cue up "The Boys Are Back in Town!"