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Former Nickelodeon star Josh Peck and a woman I’ve never heard of named Paige O’Brien got married in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday in front of “friends, family, and a few celebrity guests.” Those who are none of the above were obviously not invited to attend the festivities, but at least one of those people, like Peck’s former costar Drake Bell, is far from pleased about his exclusion.

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As the wedding was in full swing—and just two days after tweeting a throwback photo alongside his former friend—Bell took to social media in a pair of now-deleted tweets in which he journeyed from a state of disbelief to reluctant acceptance in no less than five minutes.

Per Cosmo, Bell tweeted this at 5:23 pm Saturday:

When you’re not invited to the wedding the message is clear...

At 5:28 pm the same afternoon, Bell articulated exactly what that message was:

True colors have come out today. Message is loud and clear. Ties are officially cut. I’ll miss you brotha.

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Based on the timing of Bell’s tweets, it’s easy to assume he was referencing the wedding of his TV best friend in those tweets. (I have reached out to Bell’s publicists for confirmation, and will update the post if and when they respond.) After all, who wouldn’t want to attend a lavish wedding with one half of a short-running Nickelodeon show whose lingering fandom I have severe doubts over, whoever this is, whoever that is, a man whose name may or may not be related to Whaboom, and John Stamos?

I feel for Bell, who is making a realization that I suspect is quite common among people in their late 20s and early 30s: Friendships made in your youth begin ending anticlimactically, and you’re often reminded of this after seeing a photo of a wedding you weren’t invited to, or newborn baby you were never told about. Like many television shows, friendships don’t always provide closure when they come to an end. Sometimes she gets off the plane and runs into the arms of the man she loves, but other times the furry alien is captured by government agents and gets shipped off to god knows where.

I hate to break it to you, Drake. But you got ALFed.

Staff Writer, Jezebel | Man

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DISCUSSION

If you haven’t talked to someone in a long while and then are surprised when they have a baby...after 9 months you haven’t reached out or vice versa, it shouldn’t be a shock you aren’t really good friends anymore.

I find it way more irritating when someone falls off the face of the earth for a long while, only to start inviting me to, say, baby showers because ‘we’re such good friends and i want you there to share this big day with me!’ It’s either a cash grab or a need for people in order to show pictures of their ‘friends’ on social media.

If they weren’t interested in my life, or making an effort, before the baby, do you really think they’ll start showing interest again *after* the baby, when they’re busy and stressed?