I don't really know. Forty years, this year, maybe? But no, I didn't. At the same time, we were both very young. 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, referring to son Bronx Wentz, 6. I didn't know what my identity was. When your identity is what you do, it's hard when you stop doing it.
I'm just basically hanging out with my kid all day. Pete Wentz regrets his penis piercing "Were you afraid you were losing your mind or something? The "Uma Thurman" lyricist then offered an example, saying, "I went and I hosted some Jingle Ball thing, and I was really upset with being there. I wanted to be performing but I wasn't performing. I drank a bunch of beers and that night I banged my head and I ended up needing to get stitches. All this stuff that was not like myself at all was part of this cycle of being bummed out.
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 as you know, it doesn't help, because you have people scrutinizing everything you do: Of course, at first [I felt that way]. I'm like, 'This sucks! You bailed on me!
Our kid is awesome. He really likes coming on tour. Or, sometimes he stays there. We work it out. We've actually figured out how to parent that way in a really good, healthy way. And, we can be friends. They send a lot of e-mails, they fax things, get on a phone have a meeting," he said, adding a warning, "People who are going to get divorced: Work it out between you two and don't get lawyers involved.
You sort of have to jump into it and do it that way. But in reality, that's the way to do it, because years from now, when you're both going to be moved on and you're going to be in an all right place in your life, you're going to wish you hadn't spent millions of dollars.
How does Camper differ from Simpson Ross? On a scale of 0 to Larry David , I would put myself at a 9. I'm driving and all of a sudden I want to write. I'm writing and all of a sudden I want to drive. I think it really came with having a kid.
Like, kids don't care if you've got an e-mail to send. I didn't really want to do it in the public eye this time. I didn't really want to do it in magazines," he shared. I do still believe in marriage. My parents are married. My sister is married. And though Camper wasn't the first person he dated after Simpson Ross, she was the first girlfriend to meet his son Bronx.
They didn't even get introduced for a while, and when they did, it was as dad's friend.