Jessica is the girlfriend of former child actor, Ricky Schroder –who was dropped from his business team following his recent arrest for domestic violence.
Jessica’s 49-year-old boyfriend rose to fame as a child star on Silver Spoons. He grew up to play a major role on NYPD Blue. He starred in 24 as Mike Doyle and also played a role on the western Lonesome Dove.
The New York native born Richard Bartlett Schroder, Jr. on April 13, 1970 –made his film debut as Jon Voight’s son in the film “The Champ” in 1979 and won a Golden Globe for his performance in the movie when he was nine. He was also nominated for an Oscar Award for his role as T.J.
More recent work includes a cameo in “Get Him to the Greek” in 2010 and the TV movie, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” in 2016.
The former child actor made headlines last month after he was arrested for domestic violence against his girlfriend. Since then, he’s been arrested twice for the same charge.
Schroder found himself in a jail cell twice for two similar incidents on April 2 and May 1 – both times for allegedly hitting his live-in girlfriend.
However, Jessica has come forward in his defense. Jessica, who declined to give her last name, released a statement to Extra claiming that the domestic violence incidents were blown out of proportion.
Her statement read in part: ‘The first incident led to Ricky placing a call to 911 and hanging up and then me placing a call. Again, we both called and asked for help mediating during an argument.
‘Law enforcement had no good reason to arrest Ricky. No charges were filed. It’s almost like they decided to take him out of an abundance of caution because that’s what’s expected.’
During the first incident, it was reported the he became violent because of a video he found on her phone.
As for the second incident, Jessica describes it as a ‘late-night argument’ in which Ricky hit her in with his elbow in the head, unintentionally.
Both times, Jessica declined medical treatment and even refused permission for the officers to take a picture of the ‘injuries’ and ‘didn’t want’ him arrested.
According to reports, the two live together in a Malibu home and have been dating for about nine months. She is virtually non-existent on Ricky’s social media.
The actor was previously married to Andrea Bernard (pictured) for more than 20-years. The couple had four children together: Cambrie, Luke, Faith, and Holden. Andrea filed for divorce in 2016 citing irreconcilable differences.