Are Drake & Josh stars Miranda Cosgrove and Josh Peck still friends?

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: Miranda Cosgrove attends the 2022 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on April 09, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: Miranda Cosgrove attends the 2022 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on April 09, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Nickelodeon) /
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Miranda Cosgrove and Josh Peck were just young children when they starred alongside one another in the smash hit Nickelodeon comedy, Drake & Josh.

Naturally, Cosgrove and Peck have since gotten much older and have each gone their separate ways in the entertainment industry; not seeing one another as frequently as they used to during their childhood. But has the distance between the two caused a rift in their friendship? Or are they still the best of buds, no matter how much time has passed?

Here’s everything to know about where Miranda Cosgrove and Josh Peck stand today!

Miranda Cosgrove and Josh Peck are still friends!

(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 16: Actor Josh Peck and actress Miranda Cosgrove celebrate at her Sweet 16 Party at Siren on May 16, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 16: Actor Josh Peck and actress Miranda Cosgrove celebrate at her Sweet 16 Party at Siren on May 16, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage) /

Looks like time and distance are no match for this duo, as Miranda Cosgrove and Josh Peck still keep in touch to this very day. As per People Magazine, Cosgrove considers Peck one of her very good friends. So much so that, at the time, she looked forward to the day when she could star alongside him as siblings on the TV screen.

“I’m really close with Josh [Peck]. I think he’s one of the best people ever,” Cosgrove told the magazine. “We’ve actually talked about [playing brother and sister] a little bit before, maybe someday doing something together.”

Fortunately, Cosgrove’s wish eventually came true for the most part, as she and Peck finally reunited on the TV screen again in the revival of iCarly streaming exclusively on Paramount+.

In the revival, Cosgrove reprised her role as Carly Shay while Peck plays Paul Denham, Carly’s manager. Though they aren’t exactly related in the TV show, it’s still good to see that Peck is still somewhat of the older, authoritative figure, while Cosgrove is the young, impressionable one looking to soak up tons of knowledge.

Josh Peck has a strained relationship with Drake Bell

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 17: Actors Josh Peck (L) and Drake Bell arrive at Drake Bell’s “Ready Steady Go!” album release party at Mixology101 & Planet Dailies on April 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 17: Actors Josh Peck (L) and Drake Bell arrive at Drake Bell’s “Ready Steady Go!” album release party at Mixology101 & Planet Dailies on April 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage) /

Naturally, you may be wondering if either Miranda Cosgrove and/or Josh Peck stay in touch with their fellow Drake & Josh co-star Drake Bell, especially since the trio all grew up together on screen. Well, you may be shocked to learn that neither Cosgrove nor Peck are as close to Bell as they were before.

As far as Peck is concerned, the Oppenheimer star notes that he and his on-screen step-brother’s relationship started fizzling out not too long after the Nickelodeon show ended. The relationship was so sour that Peck didn’t invite Bell to his wedding to his wife, Paige O’Brien; an act that Bell took to social media to speak out against.

“When you’re not invited to the wedding the message is clear,” Bell wrote in a tweet at the time. “Loyalty is key. ALWAYS remember where you came from.”

Angry at Bell’s call out, Peck replied:

"The dirty little secret, I guess, was that I knew that Drake and I didn’t stay in touch for the 10 years since we had made the show. But no one needed to know that. […] So I didn’t invite him to my wedding because I hadn’t really talked to him in many, many years. Cut to: I’m getting married that night and I see these text messages from him cursing me out, coming for me on the night of my wedding. And I’m like, ‘Yo.’ And it’s delusional because I’m like, ‘Bro, we worked at Coffee Bean when we were 16. I’m sorry, I’m 31 now. I might’ve lost your number.’"

Drake Bell has since apologized to Josh Peck (and his wife) for making a public mess. However, it appears the damage has already been done.

Miranda Cosgrove isn’t choosing sides!

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 17: (L-R) Actors Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove and Drake Bell arrive at Drake Bell’s “Ready Steady Go!” album release party at Mixology101 & Planet Dailies on April 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 17: (L-R) Actors Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove and Drake Bell arrive at Drake Bell’s “Ready Steady Go!” album release party at Mixology101 & Planet Dailies on April 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage) /

With Josh Peck and Drake Bell on opposite sides of the ring, Miranda Cosgrove is left in the middle. Even so, the American actress isn’t explicitly going to choose sides; doing so could make matters much worse.

While Cosgrove hasn’t spoken too much about her relationship with Bell, we assume that she is far closer to Peck, as she has continued to stay in touch with the star. What’s more, with Bell’s legal troubles, it’s also entirely possible that Cosgrove could be keeping Bell at bay for the time being.

Things aren’t as simple as they used to be when these three actors were young and bright-eyed. And though we can’t physically go back to the past, we can take a trip down memory lane to remember the good times!

Drake & Josh is now streaming on Netflix!

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