It’s been three years since Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson divorced, but Wentz has had some revelations since then!
In an honest interview with Howard Stern earlier this week, Wentz opened up about the messy split and how the exes are co-parenting their 6-year-old son Bronx. Us Weekly Reports:
According to Wentz, his marriage with Simpson, now 30, began to go downhill when his band went on hiatus in 2010. “At 31, we’d had all these great years as a band, and then we took time off, and I basically became Mr. Mom,” he said on Tuesday, Jan. 20. “I had the beard, the flannel shirt. I didn’t know what my identity was. That factored in. When your identity is what you do, it’s hard when you stop doing it.”
“It was the first time where I was like, ‘Well, no one’s really taking my picture. I’m just basically hanging out with my kid all day. Who cares?’ I think when you stop caring about your personal appearance, your personal hygiene, it makes you even more depressed, but it makes you do it more,” Wentz, 35, explained. “It’s like a vicious cycle.”
In addition to his spiral, Wentz also blamed the couple’s young age as a factor in the split. He and Jessica Simpson’s younger sister married in May 2008 at 29 and 24, respectively.
“I think there’s an important thing where you know how to fight, because you can fight with somebody and it’s not the end of everything,” he told Stern. “But if you don’t know how to have those arguments, then they become nuclear. And we were doing this all in the public eye, which doesn’t help.” Listen to Wentz’s revealing interview here.
“Don’t you feel betrayed when your wife breaks up with you at your low point?” Stern asked.
Wentz replied: “I would be an idiot to think that I didn’t contribute to the unraveling of it. Of course, at first, I’m like, ‘This sucks! You bailed on me!'” he said. “But you get perspective. We have a kid together. Our kid is awesome. He’s great.”
Wow! What a refreshing perspective after a lot of hardship. And the rocker has definitely moved on- in August 2014 he welcomed a son with girlfriend Meagan Camper. Onward! No regrets!
Posted by: RebeccaL
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 10:10am
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