Pete Wentz Talks Divorce from Ashlee Simpson
Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson have been divorced since 2011. Both parties have moved on, but Wentz recently admitted how he played a role in the demise of their marriage.
Wentz spoke with shock-jock Howard Stern last week where he shared his thoughts about his marriage to Simpson.
He said,”At 31, we’d had all these great years as a band, and then we took time off, and I basically became Mr. Mom. 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. It’s like a vicious cycle.”
Wentz also mentioned that immaturity played a role in their marriage ending. “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. 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. 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!’ But you get perspective. We have a kid together. Our kid is awesome. He’s great.”