Pete Wentz Says Life is 'Better' Than Ever, Fantasizes About Bronx's Future

03/02/2009 at 10:00 PM ET
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Despite vivid memories reminding him of his struggle with bipolar disorder, for Pete Wentz the tides are turning and his future is looking bright.

While a fond summer spent in Switzerland when the singer was four brings him comfort, the new dad reveals that the past pales in comparison to life with his wife, songstress Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and their 3-month-old son Bronx Mowgli. “Now is even better,” he tells the Daily Mail. “With marriage and fatherhood, I’ve finally found two fixed points in my life.” In addition to learning the true meaning of patience, Pete says that Ashlee and Bronx have also encouraged him to embrace his greatest joys in life.

“They’ve also taught me that I don’t need to feel guilty about being happy. My emotional seasons are less extreme.”

Having never experienced “peace of mind” before becoming a father — “my brain would never stop” — the 29-year-old’s new sense of purpose in life keeps his mind completely focused and content. “Now I’m a father, the world no longer revolves around me,” he says. As Pete concentrates his “complete attention” on his son, the proud papa is often left with an utter fascination “to speculate on what [Bronx] is thinking and feeling at any given moment.” Taking his thoughts a step further, the singer contemplates his son’s life down the road. “I also love to speculate about what kind of man he’s going to become,” he reveals. “He could be another Neil Armstrong or Christopher Columbus. Who is he going to fall in love with? What’s his hair going to be like when he’s 15?” While Pete’s mind wanders to his baby boy’s future, the first-time dad can always count on Bronx to quickly put things back into perspective!

“Then, when I’m fantasizing about all this stuff, he’ll go to put his hand in his mouth and end up smacking himself in the eye. He’s the single greatest achievement of my life.”

The son of two musicians, it is not surprising that Bronx is often lulled to sleep by a few classic crooners. “To get our son to sleep we play him Bob Dylan‘s ‘You Belong To Me,'” reveals Pete. “Or a little [Frank] Sinatra.” One singer that won’t be found on the nighttime playlist, however, is Pete himself! “My boy’s probably the last person in the world to appreciate my singing voice,” he notes. Undeterred, the Fall Out Boy bassist penned a special lullaby for Bronx — a hidden track on the band’s new album Folie à Deux — and admits he has been motivated to take the kid’s music even further. “We had so much fun doing it, I’m going to put out an album of songs for children,” he shares.

Source: Daily Mail

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Britt on

See what I don’t understand, is that the lullaby showed up a year before the baby was born in Pete’s blogspot. So there’s no way he could have written it for Bronx. Maybe the Daily Mail misunderstood, because it doesn’t really make sense to me.

I’m glad that he’s so happy though, it’s a nice change.

MZ on

I didn’t know Pete had BP. It’s a hard illness (my dad had it); I’m glad Pete’s doing well!

Erica on

As far as I know, the song he’s talking about, Lullabye, was originally written for Ashlee. Pete has the lyrics tattooed on his arm. Maybe, it’s become Bronx’ song since he was born. But anyways. I love them 🙂 I can’t wait to see new pictures of the baby!

kate on

bronx has good taste in music! bob dylan’s “forever young” (both versions) remind me of my son and he loves it when i sing that to him.

Judith on

It’s wonderful Bronx is being surrounded by music. When my son was little and colicky, I would sing, “Up, Up and Away” by the 5th Dimension. It quieted him immediately and he stared at me.. Beautiful song, too..

ash on

Why don’t we get to see Bronx? Ever?
They haven’t been papped out with him at all, not even underwraps. Does this mean Ashlee just stays at home with him the entire time or does she travel via an underground tunnel.

Sammy-xx on

I love this family. I love that Pete talks about his bi-polar, I myself suffer from depression.
I really love hearing Pete talking about Bronx and Ashlee, always puts a bug cheesy grin on my face.
Lullaby is such a beautiful song, Patricks voice is stunning. Bronx is one lucky baby to have such a beautiful song written for him and sung by such a beauiful voice.
On Petes blog he has posted a picture of a pair of his shoes next to Bronx’s, it is beyonce cute.

CelebBabyLover on

ash- Why do they need to show off their son?

kris on

ash – I had to laugh when I read your comment because I just saw a photo of all 3 of them (baby is covered) today that was taken yesterday. But in regards to your comment – Would CBB post a picture if the baby is totally covered? Other sites, yes, but I don’t think we’d see that here would we?

No, not if they’re clearly trying to hide the baby. We do have a photo of Ashlee and Bronx coming up later, so stayed tuned for that!

-CBB Staff