Wtih his wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz due to deliver the couple’s first child any day, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz is en route to the United States because "the clock is ticking." In a new interview with the Courier Mail, Pete, 29, says he is both "excited" and "anxious" about the upcoming birth — which he clarified does not involve twins! — and likens his emotions to those he might experience at a rock concert.
"It feels like when you’re watching the opening band and you’re like, ‘When is this band I love coming on stage? I want to see them, I want to get to meet them.’ As soon as I get home I’ll be waiting."
The surreal element to pregnancy is only magnified when both parents-to-be are celebrities; it is something that Pete — who describes himself as a "sentimental pessimist with a dab of self-deprecating narcissism" — knows all too well. "Dude, we’re going to hospital in a bulletproof van and we have security all around us so all I need to focus on is making sure my wife is safe and the baby is safe," he said. While fans of Fall Out Boy will need to brace themselves for Pete’s self-imposed paternity leave, he said his absence is only temporary.
"Honestly my son or my daughter is the most important thing in my agenda. My child will be the most important thing in my life. That’s what I need to focus on. But at the same time it won’t get in the way of Fall Out Boy. Fall Out Boy’s new record has been designed to work around that."
Click ‘more’ for Pete’s thoughts on celebrity baby photoshoots.
The couple remain undecided on whether or not they’ll pose for a magazine cover with baby-on-the-way. "Someone makes money off the photo of your baby no matter what," Pete observes. "Should it be your baby or possibly a charity rather than a photo agency? Probably." While "there’s not been an offer that’s been accepted," Pete and Ashlee, 24, have clearly weighed the pros and cons of the situation; He goes on to ask,
"Do you shield your baby completely from that or do you take the money and put it in a trust to pay for their college or a charity I believe will be a part of your heart in 10 years. I don’t know. We haven’t hit the crossroads yet. Brad and Angelina raised the bar by about $15 million…We’re probably not there."
Fall Out Boy’s new album Folie a Deux will be available December 16th.
Source: Courier Mail