Spotted: Pete Wentz and Bronx – Hair’s the Deal

03/08/2011 at 05:00 PM ET


Though Pete Wentz was recently spotted having a low-key lunch with estranged wife Ashlee Simpson, the rocker keeps his focus on his mane man, son Bronx Mowgli, 2, while stepping out in L.A. on Monday.

Wentz, 31, filed a divorce response Tuesday in which he seeks joint custody of their little boy.

“There’s no fire. It’s a very straightforward response asking for joint custody and fair distribution of attorney’s fees,” a source tells PEOPLE. “He’s not gearing up for a custody war.”

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Kristen on

Hopefully he and Ashlee work it out soon. There is no reason why they shouldn’t share custody 50/50 as they both seem to be hands on parents. It will be better for Bronx in the long run.

Nan on

He should buy one of those sesame street ” love my hair” t- !

Lisa on

Bronx is such a cutie and it is such a shame Pete and Ashlee split. It was always refreshing to see them holding hands as a loving couple, but i’m sure them splitting had Bronx in great interest and they are going to do what is necessary to give him the best possible life. Just really liked this family together.

Sat on

Good luck ;(

Maddie on

Aww this is sad. I was never a massive fan of either one of them, but I liked them as a couple. They seemed happy and so sweet together. I’m sure they have Bronx’s best interests at heart during this time.

CelebBabyLover on

I hope he and Ashlee DO end up with joint custody. I don’t understand why Ashley filed for sole custody. Why does it seem like so many parents file for sole or primary custody rather than joint custody? Has no one ever heard of 50/50 custody before? I don’t mean to be harsh, but I just feel so bad that there so many divorced parents seem to want to limit the other parent’s role in their child’s life.

Then again, maybe that’s not it. I’ll admit I don’t know a whole lot about custody procedures.

Hea on

It’s so sad that they’ve broken their little family up. I really thought they’d make it. And Pete, fix your hair. You look silly.

Lexie on

He seems to be an invoved father. Probably, Bronx isn’t breastfed anymore, so he doesn’t need Ashlee 24/7. I find it quite normal that he wants joint physical and legal custody. And I don’t see why he wouldn’t get it.

JM on

CBL i agree. it’s as if parents do it out of revenge to the other parent without thinking that it is best for the child to spend equal amount of time with both parents… this isn’t about one person winning or losing it’s about a child having regular contact to both parents…

Amanda on

Ashley probably filed for sole custody cause that’s what her crazy father told her to do!

dsfg on

Kristen, unless you know them personally, you have no idea what the custody arrangement should be. The way they look in pictures with their kid does not indicate how they are as people and / or parents. I’m not saying that one or both of them are bad parents, just that we don’t really know.

Tess on

I always thought they got married b/c she got pregnant. I’m not surprised they’ve split. I was more surprised they lasted as long as they did.

Jillian on

Why should the custody be 50/50? Do any of us know why she filed for divorce? Maybe he is a drug user, abusive, or has other issues and that is why she is seeking sole custody. I find it odd for people to say that it should be 50/50 when they know nothing about the case at all. I hope the case gets settled in whatever is best for the child.

Celebrity Lover, there are many reasons why some parents shouldn’t have half custody. Just because you are a parent doesn’t mean you are a good and attentive one and/or part of the childs life. I have met parents who are absent parents and the second a divorce takes place they want to be around because they want to “look good.” That is NOT best for the child. In another example, my cousin (who is old enough to decide…thank GOD) does not want 50/50 anymore because her time with her father is HORRIBLE!!! So 50/50 is not the solution for all families as some may assume.

clair on

Bronx looks like his daddy here

SH on

this is just another “celebrity” couple who think it’s cute to get married and have a baby for fun. i wish people who are adults would act like adults and not revolve their lives around themselves, and not bring kids into the world if you’re only gonna get a divorce 2 years later…and those who say you can’t predict a divorce – you could see this one coming from a mile away, don’t kid yourselves. it makes me sick, and it’s always the child who has to pay.

JM on

SH i agree with you to an extent. mainly because there are so many people who keep saying about other celebrities “when are they finally going to get married?” as we see from these couples, having a ring on your finger does not make your relationship any more likely to last… couples should work at a relationship be together for several years and THEN decide to have kids (whether or not they are married is irrelevant at that point).

Terri on

She didn’t file for sole custody. She filed for primary custody and that’s not to say that she doesn’t expect Pete to have him at least half of the time.

erilynne on

I don’t know if it’s the hair or not but he looks like a stick. He use to be meatier.

kim on

CelebBabyLover, the only reason I can think of for a celeb mom to initially try to get sole custody is perhaps because they are both musicians and will be touring in the near future again which means that Bronx might be separated from his dad for a longer period of time than upon till this moment.

And it seems that Bronx will mainly be living with Ashley and she might find it easier to have sole custody because otherwise she will have to discuss every single decision with Pete while he might be on tour in Europe and she is in the US.

Pure speculation of course as otherwise I fully agree with you on them having 50/50

Alice on

As kim says, joint custody can be a pain because you need to have both parents sign for even the most trivial thing. Sole custody is simpler but the problem is you need to be able to trust the other parent.

My mom had sole custody of me and she and my dad would arrange a schedule so I could see him most weekends, during the holidays, and of course he could visit us. But joint custody is a security if you think the other parent might start trying to keep the kid to themselves.

CelebBabyLover on

kim- You’ve got a good point. I didn’t stop to think about that.

Jillian- I get your point too, and I’m ashamed I didn’t think of what you said earlier, especially since I’ve known of someone in pretty much the same situation you described at the end of your comment. The girl in question was horrified when her father tried to get a 50-50 custody arrangment for her….because her time with him was never pleasant. As a result, she dreaded spending time with him.

In that case, her parents not only worked things out amicably, but her father apparently made an effort to change his behavior as well, since now she doesn’t mind spending time with him.

Anyway, point being that indeed, 50-50 custody is not always what’s best for the child. So I hope whatever happens with Ashlee and Pete in terms of custody arrangments for Bronx is whatever is best for Bronx.

CelebBabyLover on

Oh, and as for Pete’s hair…I like that he’s wearing it more naturally now. 🙂

steph on

anyone else thinking he’s looking a lot thinner now?